Short Code Services
Today’s cutting-edge Mobile and Cellular Technology has changed the way we live and work. If you want to market or promote something to mobile users, manage mobile communications to members of a group or organization, or get cell phone users to access your mobile application or service — then, a shortcode will help you for sure.
Short codes, are special telephone numbers, significantly shorter than full telephone numbers, which can also be used to address SMS messages from mobile phones. Shortcodes are usually 5 digits (e.g. 56767) long, but can be customised to 7 (e.g. 5676771) depending on the clients requirement. They are designed to be shorter to read out and easier to remember than normal telephone numbers. Short codes are widely used for value-added services such as marketing campaigns (Polls, customer feedback) , ordering ringtones, charity donations and mobile services. Messages sent to short code numbers are generally billed at a higher rate than a standard SMS.
At Eocean, Short code services is our key area of business, and hence we provide you complete support from acquring the short code from PTA or any relevant authortity in the target country on your behalf to ensuring robust connectivity with all Operators and maintaining it. Our 24/7 support keeps an eye over the connections and traffic.
Eocean has provided many basic as well as customized short code services to the enterprises in Pakistan and they have gained a lot of benefit from the same.
- Easy reach and rememberance
- Hassle free always up SMS service
- Wider and known Brand equity
Typical Application Industries
Content Providers, Educational Institutions, Businesses, Industries/ FMCG Companies, Banks, Government Organisations etc
- Content Providers- SMS, jokes, Quotes, Stock Market tips
- Educational Institutions – Exam results, Quiz contests, Entry forms
- Industries/ Consumer Goods Companies, Banks – Lead Generation, Dealership Enquiries, Product Support, Product Promotion, Online Distribution Channel Ordering, Account Statements (Balance, Last 5 Transactions) Product Information etc.
Types of Short Code
There are two kinds of short codes. Shared Short code and Dedicated Short code.
|Shared ShortCode is used by many Brands.||Dedicated Short code becomes unique identity of the Brand|
|Customer has to type Brand name and then the service (Ex: UNIONBANK BAL to 6767)||More user friendly as Customers need to only type the service without Brand name(Ex: BAL to 676766 for balance enquiry of UNION Bank)|
|Cost increases with every keyword||Unlimited keywords can be configured|
|Keyword availability may be restricted in case some other Brand is already using same keyword.||Keyword availability is not restricted|
|Message should always begin with Keyword; incase of mistake in typing the message will not be captured.||Any message can be captured even if not prefixed with Keyword(Ex: I need to know where can i drop cheque in city name XXXX)|