A Short Code is a 5- 6 digit number that can be used to send and receive SMS. Short Codes are used by businesses to allow customers to receive their SMS Campaigns, alerts and to sent votes via SMS in competitions. Short Codes are widely used for product discounts, charitable donations, voting campaigns like TV Programs.
Shortcodes are designed to be easier to remember & read. Short Codes are unique to each operator.
Short Codes are two types Dedicated Shortcode and Shared Short Code. A dedicated short code is allocated to a specific organization to enable the running of multiple SMS campaigns. No other company or business can use the same dedicated short code. Shared Shortcode is shared between multiple companies. Which means two are more companies use the same short code with different keywords.