A short code that's all yours
Most businesses get by just fine with a shared SMS short code like 555888.
But sometimes there’s a better solution—a dedicated short code that nobody else can use, just you.
Provisioning a dedicated short code can be a long journey with plenty of potential roadblocks along the way.
SimpleTexting is here to help with that. 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.
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!
What you get with a dedicated short code
Dedicated short code pricing
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. Here’s what it costs:
|Random short code |
|Vanity short code |
|One-time setup fee||$2,500**|
|Entry pricing plan||$500/month |
* These fees 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 the actual short code cost.
** This fee is to cover our costs incurred for registration, carrier setup, and deployment.