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SMS shortcodes

What are they?

Mobile text shortcode numbers are five or six-digits long and usually begin with 6, 7 or 8. These numbers are often used to pay for new features in apps, to donate to charity, to enter competitions and to download games and ringtones. You may see these numbers in promotions asking you to text a certain word to a number or, you may receive promotional texts asking you to reply to them.

How much do they cost?

It can vary, check the promotion's terms & conditions to find out the exact costs.

  • If you're not sure on the cost of a number, please use our #NumberChecker to find out more information about it. Alternatively, you can contact your telephone network provider.

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