Short Code numbers are 4, 5 or 6 digit numbers common
to the main UK mobile operators. They offer the highest throughput of
any cross network messaging solution, and rely on high-speed direct connections
with all UK mobile operators. High volume SMS traffic is generally generated
from television and press campaigns, for example the final night of BBC1s
Pop Idol programme generated in excess of 10 MILLION SMS votes.
Short codes are almost essential for 2-way applications
which require premium rate text messaging.
The 5 main UK mobile operators all now offer premium
rate messaging. Mobile users are charged between 25p and £1.50 for
sending or receiving messages ( or multiples thereof ). The mobile operator
charges the user for the messages and shares the revenue with the content
owner or application provider. To request details of the UK networks
current revenue share tables and number availability tables please contact
You can use the system with either a SHARED or DEDICATED
Short Code Number. In the case of a shared number, the first keyword
of any received message will identify the correct recipient. With a dedicated
number you have no restrictions on your use of keywords or responses.
Using premium reverse billed SMS, Textworks can offer
your company enhanced revenue streams and partially, or even fully, self
funding marketing campaigns.
Textworks offer reverse billing solutions covering
all 5 UK networks. Costs start from as little as £150.00
per month for a reverse-billed shared short