Want to get a short code? Tatango makes the process of getting your very own short code a breeze. Tatango has been working with brands since 2007 to provision and manage SMS short codes in both the United States and internationally.
Let Tatango help you get a short code in the shortest amount of time possible, with the least amount of work and headaches. Call us at (888) 778-9414 or contact us to get started down the path of launching your very own short code.
A short code is a 5 or 6 digit phone number that can send and receive short code messages, allowing consumers to interact with and access a wide variety of mobile content through text messaging.
Some of the advantages of purchasing a dedicated short code over using a shared short code are below.
Yes, we've helped many brands transfer existing short codes from other short code providers to Tatango. The best part, we can do so without any cost to you, and without experiencing any short code messaging downtime in the process. If you're interested in transferring an existing short code hosted with another provider over to Tatango, contact us.
Before you transfer a short code to another short code provider, watch this video and learn the best practices that are recommended to mitigate mobile subscriber confusion during a short code transfer.
Yes, Tatango offers dedicated international short codes where they are available. Some countries don't have them though, so in those countries we can help you provision a long code to send text messages. Tatango also offers shared short codes for the United States and Canada.
A dedicated short code is leased and exclusively used by only one brand. All of the setup costs and fees associated with a dedicated short code are the responsibility of that one brand, which can make the option of buying a dedicated short code out of reach for some. A shared short code on the other hand is used by multiple brands, which share the setup costs and fees, making shared short codes much more accessible to smaller brands. For more info, watch this video.
A vanity short code is a string of 5-6 digits that are selected on purpose by a brand because they're easy to remember (313131), they have cultural relevance (411411) or the short code numbers spell out something on a dial pad. A random short code is just the opposite of a vanity short code, and is randomly selected by The Common Short Code Administration when you register for a short code, with no give-backs allowed once it's selected. For more info, watch this video.
In the United States, The Common Short Code Administration allows you to search their database to see if the vanity short code you're interested in leasing is available. Search here. To check the availability of international vanity short codes, contact Tatango and we'll be able to check the availability for you.
Short code registration can usually be completed the same day as you apply. To get the short code approved by the wireless carriers for live traffic is a different story though. Depending on the complexity of the short code program, most can be provisioned within 9-12 weeks. If you're up against a deadline and don't have the required time to provision a dedicated short code, contact us about using one of the already provisioned shared short codes that Tatango manages.
The Common Short Code Administration actually doesn't allow you to buy short codes, they only allow you to lease them. To lease a random short code costs $500/month and to lease a vanity short code costs $1,000/month.
Yes, and because we realize you have better things to do than search for the perfect vanity short code, fill out paperwork, submit program briefs to the carriers, build message flows and coordinate testing for your new short code, we handle it all for you. If you want a dedicated short code for your SMS campaign, minus all the headaches and work, contact Tatango.
Yes, not only are we going to help you obtain a short code, we're going to give you Tatango's powerful, enterprise-class software to manage your new short code and launch your SMS campaign on. In addition, you'll also receive industry leading expertise to assist with strategic campaign planning, training, execution, report analysis and more.
To learn more about TatangoPlus and provisioning your own dedicated short code, call our experts at (888) 778-9414 or use our contact form.
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