SMS Short Codes

World Text offer extensive standard rate Short Code coverage, providing local inbound text messaging for your applications, services and opt-out compliance. Short Codes can receive SMS text messages at high speed (upto 50 SMS/sec), and give your brand or service additional credibility.

Use this service to receive SMS from local users, and enable two-way SMS.

What are SMS Short Codes?

SMS Short Codes are a 5 to 6 digit number (ex. 84101) that local mobile users (same country as short code) can send a text message to.

World Text SMS Short Codes are standard rate, so SMS sent to them are charged at a users normal local rate. We do not offer premium rate Short Codes.

Messages sent to the Short Code get passed to our platform, which we then handle as normal, passing back to you or your application over HTTP, SMPP or Email.

SMS Short Code Uses

  • SMS Opt-in - "Text INFO to 84101 to receive updates"
  • SMS Opt-out - "Text STOP to 84101 to stop SMS"
  • Branding - helps give additional credibility to your brand
  • Information Request - "Text 123ABC to 84101 to receive details
  • Marketing SMS in USA - Sending marketing SMS in the US
  • TV, Radio & Print advertising
  • Two Factor Authentication
  • There are many more uses than these suggestions!

Contact us to order » Dedicated SMS Short Codes Available

Country Prefix MCC Notes
United Kingdom44234
South Africa27655
Netherlands31204
United States1310
Argentina54722
Australia61505
Austria43232
Bahrain973426
Bosnia and Herzegovina387218
Botswana267652
Bulgaria359284
Canada1302
Chile56730
Colombia57732
Costa Rica506712
Czech Republic420230
Denmark45238
Dominican Republic1849370
Ecuador593740
El Salvador503706
Estonia372248
Finland358244
Germany49262
Ghana233620
Greece30202
Guatemala502704
Honduras504708
Hong Kong852454
India91404
Iraq964418
Ireland353272
Israel972425
Jordan962416
Kenya254639
Kuwait965419
Latvia371247
Lebanon961415
Liberia231618
Lithuania370246
Luxembourg352270
Malaysia60502
Mexico52334
Moldova373259
Nicaragua505710
Norway47242
Oman968422
Pakistan92410
Palestine970423
Panama507714
Peru51716
Poland48260
Portugal351268
Qatar974427
Romania40226
Russia7250
Saudi Arabia966420
Sierra Leone232619
Spain34214
Sweden46240
Switzerland41228
Taiwan886446
Tanzania255640
Gambia220607
Tunisia216605
Turkey90286
Uganda256641
Ukraine380255
Venezuela58734
Yemen967421
New Zealand64530
Brazil55724
Belgium32206
France33208
United Arab Emirates971424
Singapore65525

Contact us to order » Shared SMS Short Codes Available

Country Prefix MCC Keywords Included Setup Cost Monthly Rental Extra Keyword
United Kingdom442341£50.00£25.00£25.00
United Kingdom442343£50.00£60.00£20.00
Germany492623£200.00£150.00£50.00
Ireland3532723£200.00£150.00£50.00
Netherlands312043£200.00£150.00£50.00
Spain342143£200.00£150.00£50.00
Sweden462403£200.00£150.00£50.00
Australia615051£200.00£75.00£75.00
Sweden462401£75.00£80.00£80.00
Serbia3812201£80.00£85.00£85.00
Cyprus3572801£200.00£75.00£75.00
Egypt206021£275.00£75.00£75.00
Romania402261£175.00£75.00£75.00
France332081£50.00£25.00£25.00
France332083£50.00£60.00£20.00
South Africa276551£50.00£25.00£25.00
South Africa276553£50.00£60.00£20.00
Belgium322061£50.00£25.00£25.00
Belgium322063£50.00£60.00£20.00
Brazil557241£50.00£25.00£25.00
Brazil557243£50.00£60.00£20.00
New Zealand645301£50.00£25.00£25.00
New Zealand645303£50.00£60.00£20.00

How do the Inbound SMS get to me?

In exactly the same way as with a Virtual SIM or Virtual Number.

When any inbound messages are received by your Virtual Number the World Text gateway will pass these to you without delay by your chosen method. Our unique Auto Responder will pass messages to you by email for low volume or HTTP for high volume. SMPP is also available for high volume, high throughput applications.

Can I send SMS?

You can send SMS to most countries using the Virtual Number as your source address (sender ID); this is what is shown when the message arrives on a handset, which will enable replies.

The Virtual Number itself is not used for sending SMS, so you would send using the World Text platform via any of our interfaces (which include HTTP REST, SMPP, Email to SMS or the Web Portal ) paying for the messages you send.