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What is a long code/number?
What is a long code/number?
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Written by Bhadmus Olaide
Updated over a week ago

A long code/number (also known as a virtual mobile number (“VLN”)) is a dedicated phone number used in an international notation (for example +17868716500 or 17868716500) for Application-to-Person (A2P) messaging.

Long codes/numbers are meant for person-to-person communications and can send only one (1) message per second. Sales Elite recommends using a short code if your program requires a higher throughput (for example an application that needs to send time-sensitive messages to many users at once).

Long codes/numbers intended use is not Mobile Network Operator approved, thus they are subject to Mobile Network Operator content filtering and suspension due to heavy traffic.

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