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Short codes Features Overview

 

What are short codes?

A short code is a short virtual number that is usually 5 or 6 digits long. They are typically used to send bulk application to person (A2P) SMS messages for the purposes of Marketing, 2FA, and notifications.

 

Dedicated

Dedicated short codes are provisioned solely for one customer, you have dedicated access to that short code in that country.

Dedicated short codes usually allow 2-way SMS. You can send and receive SMS with a dedicated short code.

All of the major US carriers have announced their requirements for 10 Digit Long Code (10 DLC), the new standard for A2P (application to person) SMS messaging using 10 digit geographic numbers in the US. This new standard provides for many benefits, including supporting higher messaging speeds and better deliverability on long code originators.

Please note A2P 10DLC standards restrict using a single number with more than one brand. This also applied to Dedicated Short Code programs.

Which countries does Nexmo have short codes in?
Nexmo has short codes in the following countries:
Country International Reach Dedicated Lead Times Availability Notes
Argentina No Dedicated 8-12 weeks On Request Available on a case by case basis. Minimum commitments apply. Contact Sales/Support for more info.
Canada No Dedicated 6-8 weeks On Request  
Colombia No Dedicated 2-3 weeks On Request Available on a case by case basis. Minimum commitments apply. Contact Sales/Support for more info.
Belgium No Dedicated 4 weeks On Request Only Available on a case by case basis. Minimum commitments apply. Contact Sales/Support for more info.
Botswana No Dedicated 8-10 weeks On Request Only Available on a case by case basis. Minimum commitments apply. Contact Sales/Support for more info.
Egypt No Dedicated 3-4 weeks On Request Only Available on a case by case basis. Minimum commitments apply. Contact Sales/Support for more info.
France No Dedicated 8-10 weeks On Request Only Available on a case by case basis. Minimum commitments apply. Contact Sales/Support for more info.
Ghana No Dedicated 4-6 weeks On Request Only Available on a case by case basis. Minimum commitments apply. Contact Sales/Support for more info.
India No Dedicated 3-4 weeks On Request Only Available on a case by case basis. Minimum commitments apply. Contact Sales/Support for more info.
Japan No Dedicated 8-10 weeks On Request Only Available on a case by case basis. Minimum commitments apply. Contact Sales/Support for more info.
Kenya No Dedicated 3 months On Request Only Available on a case by case basis. Minimum commitments apply. Contact Sales/Support for more info
Malaysia No Dedicated 3 months On Request Only Available on a case by case basis. Minimum commitments apply. Contact Sales/Support for more info.
New Zealand No Dedicated 6-9 weeks On Request Only Available on a case by case basis. Minimum commitments apply. Contact Sales/Support for more info.
Pakistan No Dedicated 8-12 weeks On Request only Available on a case by case basis. Minimum commitments apply. Contact Sales/Support for more info.
United Kingdom No Dedicated 6-8 weeks On Request only Available on a case by case basis. Minimum commitments apply. Contact Sales/Support for more info.
United States No Dedicated 8-12 weeks On Request Only  
Zambia No Dedicated 4-6 weeks On Request Only Available on a case by case basis. Minimum commitments apply. Contact Sales/Support for more info.
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