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How Do You Migrate an SMS Short Code?



In the video above, Tatango CEO Derek Johnson goes over the process of migrating a short code from one software provider to another. Prefer to read instead? No problem, please see the post below. You can also find answers to all of your SMS marketing questions in our Q&A video library; click hereΒ to browse.

One of the biggest issues in mobile messaging is moving a short code from one software provider to another. There are many reasons why a brand would want to leave a software provider; perhaps the provider is going out of business, or the brand wants to upgrade to a better provider. Whatever the reason may be, a brand does have the option to migrate its short code to another software provider should they choose to.

The best and easiest way to migrate a short code is to find a software provider that uses the same SMS aggregator as your current one. When both software providers use the same SMS aggregator, the process is super simple. Unfortunately, if a brand would like to move to a provider that utilizes a different SMS aggregator, they would first have to migrate the short code to the new aggregator, and then they can move to the new SMS software provider. Moving to a new aggregator, and then to a new software provider, can be complex and time-consuming, so if you’re looking for a quick change, consider only the providers using your current SMS aggregator to help narrow your search.

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