For choosing between an SMS Short-Code and a Long-Code we have put together a list below. SMS Short-Codes are typically 4-5 digits with Long-Codes being 7-8 digits in length.
- Short-Codes are easier to remember.
- Faster to send a text message using a Short-Code.
- Can offer Premium Billing on a Short-Code on a wide range of SMS tariffs.
- Cheaper if using a Dedicated Long-Code.
- Faster to set up a Long-Code (if dedicated).
- Cannot run billing or premium mobile billing on a Long-Code.