Setting up a Short Code for your business campaign
The process of applying for a Common Short Code and setting up a related campaign can be broken down into three key steps. Reputable business SMS providers will help manage this process for you.
- Securing Your Short Code
Once you have decided on the particular short code you desire, contact your provider to find out if it's available. If a specific number isn't required, your provider will assign a 'random' short code.
Most CSCs can be leased for three, or twelve month terms. To begin operating commercially at least one campaign must be defined for each CSC.
- Submitting your Campaign
Leasing a specifically requested, or 'vanity', CSC will cost $1,000 per month, while 'random' CSCs cost $500 each per month.
- Establishing your Campaign
Once a CSC has been secured various campaign information and parameters need to be defined before your campaign can be submitted for approval
When all details have been completed, campaign applications can be submitted for review and acceptance by the Wireless Carriers and the CTIA Monitoring Agent.
Again, a professional and reputable service provider will help secure your CSC and manage the campaign application process on your behalf.