What is a short code?

A WinSMS Short Code is 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.

What is a long code?

A WinSMS Long Code is a 10 digit number dedicated to receiving mobile originated messages, usually used for equipment/devices that cannot send messages to a short code. Perfect for automatic SMS originators that need to send SMS messages to a static number.

Why does your business need a short or long code?

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. 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 your own short or long code?

It is a very easy process. Simply send an e-mail to: support@winsms.co.za with your requirements, or give us a call on: 0861-94-6767 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.

You will firstly need to register a WinSMS account, this can be done here.