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
• Subscriber opt-ins
• Sales promotions and special offers
• Newsletter and content subscriptions
• Contests and giveaways