Short codes are 5, 6 or 7 digit numbers that can be used to send and receive SMS messages. They are shorter in length than a standard phone number making it easy for customers to remember and use them.
Short codes are used for high volume messaging services as they can send SMS messages at a faster rate than the standard phone number.
You can buy SMS short codes with IMIconnect by raising a request under 'Numbers > Get Numbers > Short Code' section.
Once your request has been submitted, our team will procure the short code for you. Once provisioned the short code will be available under the Numbers section.
You can also request for a vanity short code i.e. a specific number that you wish to use as your short code (subject to availability).
Short codes may not be available immediately as the purchase process involves back end verification with the mobile carriers.
Short codes are generally expensive than regular phone numbers.