Today's cutting-edge Mobile and Cellular Technology has changed the way we live and work. If you want to market or promote something to mobile users, manage mobile communications to members of a group or organization, or get cell phone users to access your mobile application or service — then, a shortcode will help you for sure.
Short codes, are special telephone numbers, significantly shorter than full telephone numbers, which can also be used to address SMS messages from mobile phones. Shortcodes are usually 5 digits (e.g. 56767) long, but can be customised to 7 (e.g. 5676771) depending on the clients requirement. They are designed to be shorter to read out and easier to remember than normal telephone numbers. Short codes are widely used for value-added services such as television voting, ordering ringtones, charity donations and mobile services. Messages sent to short code numbers are generally billed at a higher rate than a standard SMS.
Advantages of ShortCode Service:
- Easy reach and remembrance.
- Hassle-free Always-Up SMS Service.
- Wider and known Brand Equity.
Types of Short Code:
There are two kinds of short codes, shared and dedicated. Dedicated short codes are dedicated for one customer
Features for Dedicated & Shared Shortcodes
- Auto Welcome Message (FREE)
- Web Based Control Panel
- Customised Welcome Message
- Unlimited Sub Keywords
- Real Time Web Based Reporting
- Email Forwarding
- SMS Forwarding (1 SMS credit will be charged)
Other Features of Short Code Service
Typical Application Industries: Content Providers, Educational Institutions, Businesses/ Industries/ Consumer Goods Companies, Co-operative Banks, Credit Societies, Government Organisations etc
- Content Providers - SMS, Jokes, Quotes, Stock Market Tips, Commodity Tips, Tea Market Reports, Jewelers, Portal Websites
- Educational Institutions - Exam Results Announcement, Quiz Contests, Entry Forms
- Businesses/ Industries/ Consumer Goods Companies - Lead Generation, Dealership Enquiries, Product Support, Product Promotion, Online Distribution Channel Ordering, Account Statements (Balance, last 5 transactions), Product Information etc.
SMS Service Response Mechanism:
The SMS Short Code and Long Code Service avails Auto Response, URL Posting Options added with SMS Alert, E-mail alerts. Auto Response: Depending on nature of Service and ConteSnowebs being offered, you could set Auto Response - SMS Message that should be sent back to User sending Message on requested Service,
Post to Web URL (URL FORWARDING):
The Post to Web URL is one of most Powerful and easy to configure facility. Using this facilty, you could Configure a Website URL where the sent message should be posted. Whenever a User sends SMS to the requested Service, the message gets posted to configured URL with 'MSG' as sent message field and 'MSISDN' as Message Sender Mobile Phone Number along with additionaly configurable Optional fields like SHORTCODE, Operator, Area Code, Service Code etc.. Thus we could easily integrate our website data to this Messaging using any of our Web Scripting/ Programming languages like ASP.NET, ASP, PHP, JSP etc.
SMS Alert, E-mail Alert:
You can also configure SMS Alert with predefined message(s) and/ or E-mail alert to receive Sender Number whenever someone is sending messages to your Service. This enables you to speed up your communication.
You could view all SMS Messages, sender information along with date, time coming to your Service through our Web-based Login system. Thus you could take feedbacks, get in touch with senders based on type of service.