Short code vs Long code

Updated 4 months ago

Long codes are normal mobile numbers (normally 8-12 digits long). 

Short codes are like a normal mobile number, but are shorter (normally 4-8 digits long). Some people prefer short codes for advertising since it's a shorter number to remember. Some countries require business traffic to be sent over short codes. See country specific restrictions below.

Australia

Short codes are available in 6 or 8 digits. Short codes typically take 4 weeks to setup.

In Australia, you can choose to send traffic over long or short codes, there is no difference. A single long code or short code can be used to send unlimited traffic.

8 Digit short codes:

  • Setup fee: $750
  • Monthly fee: $320

6 Digit short codes:

  • Setup fee: $1000
  • Monthly fee: $1200

All pricing is in AUD ex. GST.

USA

Short codes are 5 digits long. A shared short code can be setup on your account for free instantly. A dedicated short code typically takes 4-6 weeks to setup.

If you're sending over 500 SMS per day, your traffic should be sent over a short code. Get in contact with our team to enable a free shared short code on your account. You can also purchase a dedicated short code if you'd prefer.

New Zealand

Short codes are 4 digits long. A shared short code is already setup on your account for free when you send to New Zealand.

All traffic is required to be sent over a short code. This is a network regulation. If any other providers are using long codes to send in New Zealand, they're using grey routes.


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