Get a Short Code Just for Your Business
Short codes are used for high-volume messaging to build brand awareness and provide an easier way for customers or supporters to interact with your business or organization.
Regular phone numbers are 10 digits. Short codes, on the other hand, are 5 to 6-digit, recognizable numbers that let businesses instantly send and receive SMS or text messages.
We understand that deciding on a short code service provider can be tricky. With so many options out there, how can you know you’re picking the right company to help you provision a dedicated short code? It’s important to have a team by your side who understands the ins-and-outs of how to get a text short code.
We have nearly a decade of experience with short code texting. When you work with us, you’ll be guided through the entire process—from working with the Common Short Code Administration to filing the proper paperwork with cell carriers.
Provisioning a dedicated short code can be a long journey. SimpleTexting is here to help. We’ll take the wheel to make sure the whole trip goes as quickly and as smoothly as possible.
Not quite sure about dedicated short codes? Take some time to read about what a text short code is and how it works.
Dedicated Vanity Short Codes vs. Random Short Codes
There are two types of dedicated short codes. Let’s break down the benefits that both of them offer.
Dedicated Vanity Short Code
In the world of short codes, this is the cream of the crop. With a dedicated vanity short code you can select the number you want. This makes your dedicated short code extra memorable, especially if you make it spell something out on cell phones’ keypads. For example, the code 32623 spells out DANCE.
Dedicated Random Short Code
As the name implies, a random dedicated short code is a number that’s randomly generated. Random dedicated numbers offer all the same functionality as vanity short codes. The process of acquiring one is nearly identical, too. The big difference is that random short codes are more affordable.
"We started out using SimpleTexting’s shared short code but later made the switch to our own dedicated short code. We’ve always had a great return on investment, and we’re really happy with the service. Definitely recommended!"
How to Get an SMS Short Code
We have years of experience acquiring SMS short codes, and are here to make the process as easy as possible for you. The are three main steps you have to take when acquiring a short code.
Why Choose SimpleTexting for Short Code Services?
We’ve helped thousands of customers get started with short code texting. We’d love to bring you onboard, too!
Our customer support team wants you to be happy, and they’re pretty good at it. What else would you expect with a dedicated short code if not dedicated support? We’re here 7 days a week.
Compliance is a tricky trail to blaze, but you can breathe easy when we’re leading the way. From the application, to carrier checks, and beyond, you can count on us to get it right. After all, we’ve done it before.
Expect high throughput with a dedicated short code from SimpleTexting. Send hundreds of messages per second from a platform 99.9% uptime guarantee. With us, you can trust your message will get across.
Increased Brand Value
A dedicated SMS short code gives your brand a boost in marketing and advertising. You’ll stand out more because those numbers are yours, and yours alone.
Any Keyword You Want
Need to run a campaign with the keyword HOORAY? It’s yours, no questions asked. HIPHIPHOORAY? Also yours. There’s no more competing for keywords here.
We’ll take care of the legwork to get you a dedicated short code. When you’re ready to start using it, our intuitive platform makes sending and receiving messages a breeze.
Dedicated Short Code Features
The possibilities of what you can do with short code messaging are endless. These are just a few of the powerful features that come with all of our plans.
Send Bulk Campaigns
Send mass texts to thousands of subscribers at once. With a dedicated short code, they’ll instantly recognize who the message is from.
Collect Customer Data
Learn more about your shoppers. Use a dedicated short code to text your audience questions and automatically record their responses.
Create buzz and attract customers with sweepstakes. To enter, all people have to do is text a keyword to your dedicated short code.
Build Audience Segments
Dedicated short codes are perfect for sending mass texts, and with our segments feature you can make your messages highly relevant.
Send Rich Media with MMS
Send more than just text messages from your dedicated short code. Include images, coupons, links, and more using MMS.
Schedule Texts in Advance
Write your messages ahead of time. Our platform lets you schedule texts to send from your dedicated short code.
Dedicated SMS Short Code Costs
In the wireless communications industry, text short codes are leased, not sold. What you’re paying for is the exclusive right to use a specific 5 or 6-digit number to send and receive text messages. You can request a randomly generated short code or select a custom short code that’s easier to remember.
The below prices don’t include messaging costs. See the competitive messaging rates for our short code texting software here. Our enterprise team can also help create a custom plan if you plan on sending a high volume of messages.
|Random short code |
|Vanity short code |
|One-time setup fee||Starts at $2,000**|
*Includes hosting and leasing. Billed quarterly. This includes short code leasing fees which are set by the Common Short Code Administration, which oversees all short codes in the U.S. With SimpleTexting, you’ll pay the same fee the CSCA charges. We don’t mark up them up.
**Setup fee varies based on services required.