What is a shortcode?
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Written by Bhadmus Olaide
Updated over a week ago

Short codes (also known as short numbers) are special 3-7 digit numbers used to send Application-to-Person (A2P) type text messages. For example 30838.

Shortcodes intended use must be Mobile Network Operator approved. This approval process typically takes 6-16 weeks.

Since shortcodes are Mobile Network Operator approved, they can handle much higher throughputs per second than a long code/number. Sales Elite offers a default throughput of ten (10) SMS per second, however, you may contact the Sales Elite Support team should you require additional throughput for your program

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