A common short code (CSC) is a five-digit phone number that is used to address SMS and MMS messages sent from a cellular phone. Mobile shortcodes or short numbers are other names for common short codes. Each operator’s common short code is supposed to be unique.

Different Types of Short Codes

• Shared Short Code

• Dedicated short key

Dedicated short codes are classified into two categories: Random and Vanity

When To Use A Short Code.

• Mobile marketing campaigns

• Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)

• Notifications and alerts

• Voting and polling

• Surveys

• Subscriber opt-ins

• Sales promotions and special offers

• Newsletter and content subscriptions

• Contests and giveaways