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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 shortcode in that country.

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

Shared

Shared short codes are provisioned for multiple customers.

Shared short codes do not allow 2-way SMS. They are for outbound SMS only.

 

Which countries does Nexmo have short codes in?

Nexmo has short codes in the following countries:

Country

International Reach

Shared/ Dedicated

Lead Times

Available Through

Set up Fee

Monthly rental fee

Notes

Canada

No

Dedicated

6-8 weeks

 

nexmo.com/ contact-sales

see nexmo.com

see nexmo.com

 

Canada

No

Shared*

3-5 business days

nexmo.com/ contact-sales

see nexmo.com

see nexmo.com

 

France

No

Dedicated

8-10 weeks

On Request Only

€1630

€1600

Minimum commitments apply. Contact Sales/Support for more info.

Japan

No

Dedicated

8-10 weeks

Upon request

€1400

€1400

Available on a case by case basis. Minimum commitments apply. Contact Sales/Support for more info.

Mexico

No

Dedicated 

4 - 6 weeks

Upon request

€1120

€1920

Concatenation and Unicode supported. Available on a case by case basis. Minimum commitments apply. Contact Sales/Support for more info.

New Zealand

No

Dedicated

2-4 weeks

Upon request

€0

€262

Available on a case by case basis. Minimum commitments apply. Contact Sales/Support for more info.

United States

No

Dedicated

4-6 weeks

nexmo.com/ contact-sales

see nexmo.com 

 see nexmo.com

 

UAE

No

Dedicated

4-6 weeks

nexmo.com/ contact-sales

€539

€539

Available on a case by case basis. Minimum commitments apply. Contact Sales/Support for more info.

 *Shared short codes do not allow 2-way SMS, they are for outbound SMS only

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