Do US Short Codes work outside of the USA?

Question

  • Do U.S. short codes work outside of the USA?
  • Do your US short code API's work outside of the USA?
  • Do your US short code API's work in Canada?

Answer

Yes and no. U.S. short codes can only reach U.S. subscribers. However, Nexmo’s 2FA and Alerts pre-approved short code API's can reach both US and Canada mobile phone numbers since we can identify the destination number and change the sender ID as needed. 

For more information see: USA (Direct route): Features & Restrictions

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