SERVICES - Short code

Short codes (also known as short numbers) are special telephone numbers, significantly shorter than full telephone numbers, that can be used to address SMS and MMS messages from certain service provider's mobile phones or fixed phones. There are two types of short codes: dialing and messaging. Short codes are designed to be easier to read and remember than normal telephone numbers. Like telephone numbers, short codes are unique to each operator at the technological level. Even so, providers generally have agreements to avoid overlaps. Short codes are widely used for value-added services such as television program voting, ordering ringtones, charity donations and mobile services. Messages sent to a short code can be billed at a higher rate than a standard SMS and may even subscribe a customer to a recurring monthly service that will be added to the customer's mobile phone bill until the user texts, for example, the word "STOP" to terminate the service.


PullPing is a five- or six-digit number to which a consumer sends a text message in order to sign up for marketing and promotional messages or to get more information about an offer. PullPing can support you in your SMS messaging needs whether you want to use one of our short codes or have us procure and manage one for your individual use.

Dedicated Short Codes – When you procure your own short code, it is for your exclusive use to message your database and for them to reply back to you. There are a variety of reasons why you might want to do this including branding, security, or simply because you want to have as many keyword options as possible. No matter what the reason, we can manage the entire procurement and management process for you, which is no small feat if you’ve ever attempted it in the past. After all, what are friends for?

Shared Short Codes – You can also roll with a Shared Short Code when launching your SMS campaigns. It’s a great idea whether you’re a small or large business because it’s cost-effective and has a short ramp-up time. A Shared Short Code is a number that’s already up and running and is utilized simultaneously by an unlimited number of users. PullPing features

PullPing features:

  • An effective and immediate call to action
  • More memorable than long phone numbers
  • All enquiries come from interested customers and are easily followed up
  • Capture consumer data - you instantly receive the customer’s mobile number for follow up
  • Give accurate and immediate campaign response results.