SMS Messaging Blog

A collection of articles to help you get the most out of SMS Messaging!

Short And Long Codes, How Can They Benefit Your Business?

What are the different types of codes?

A short code a 5 digit number dedicated to receiving mobile originated messages, giving you the opportunity to advertise a short and catchy number, ideal for running a competition line, or simply a way to retrieve information sent from your target audience.

A long code is a 10 digit number dedicated to receiving mobile originated messages, usually used for equipment/devices. Perfect for automatic SMS originators that need to send SMS messages to a static number.

Why does your business need one?

Having your own short or long code means that you have your own catchy number to retrieve useful information to either build a database that you can target in future campaigns, or compile information or feedback from your specified target audience, or run your own device that can retrieve information. Now with all that information, or with the database acquired, you will be able to target an audience specific to the product or service that you are offering. This is an incredibly powerful tool, and is quick, easy and cost-efficient to use.

How can you get started?

It is a very easy process. Simply send an e-mail to: with your requirements and brief overview on how you would like to use the code, or give us a call on: +44 208 123 6060 and one of our support consultants will send you the application forms to get the ball rolling. The application process is quick and easy, and our support consultants will show you how to configure your code to match your requirements. Once your code has been set up, you will begin receiving SMS messages to the code immediately.

You will firstly need to register a WinSMS account, to do this, simply click the button below to get started.

Not Registered Yet?