Dedicated Short Code Texting

Our team of text experts make it easy to get started. Learn why so many organizations are making the switch to a dedicated short code.

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What Are Dedicated Short Codes?

A dedicated short code is a 5- or 6-digit textable number reserved for exclusive use by one organization or brand. Dedicated short codes can make your marketing memorable and provide high-volume SMS or MMS messages with a guaranteed throughput, zero Keyword restrictions, and low messaging fees.

Learn more about the costs of acquiring your own dedicated short code.

Dedicated SMS & MMS Short Codes

A dedicated short code can be used to send and receive both SMS or MMS picture messages.

With standard dedicated short code SMS, you’ll be able to send plain text up to 160 characters.


With dedicated short code MMS, you’ll have access to 1,600 characters and can add media files including pictures, animated GIFs, videos, and more!


Benefits of a Dedicated Short Code

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Better Branding

Optimize your branding opportunities. Reserve a memorable 5- or 6- digit number to promote across all your marketing efforts, including social media, company websites, and signage.

Access to Unlimited Keywords

Unlock any Keyword at any time for use in text-to-join opt-in campaigns, SMS campaigns, attribution tracking, and more.

Dedicated Throughput

A dedicated short code means guaranteed deliverability. Send bulk messages at scale with quick and reliable deliverability.

Low Messaging Fees

EZ Texting provides competitive messaging fees and volume-based discounts. The more messages you send, the more you can save.

Types of Dedicated Short Codes

There are two types of dedicated short codes: a random short code and a vanity short code. They both offer the same functionality, and require the same approval, but vary in textable number selection.

Vanity Short Code

A vanity short code is typically a memorable number, such as 858585, or one that can spell a phrase, similar to a vanity license plate. Vanity numbers are easier to remember and can be beneficial when a customer sees or hears it on radio, in a video, in print, and on billboards.


Random Short Code

A random dedicated short code is a number that is randomly generated.


How to Get a Dedicated Short Code

With EZ Texting you get a team of experts every step of the way. We’ll work directly with the wireless carriers to provision your number and get it up and running in no time.

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Carrier Approval Form

Cellular providers want to know what type of messages you plan on sending before approving your application. Our team of experts will do the heavy lifting and work with you to complete the necessary forms for approval.

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Provision & Test Your Number

Once we’ve secured your dedicated SMS short code, the wireless carriers will test it to make sure all of the information on the approval form was accurate. Then they’ll issue their final approval and provide you with your dedicated short code.

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Launch Your First Text Campaign

You’re ready to start using your new dedicated short code. Be sure to advertise your short code across all your marketing collateral, including in-store signage, social channels, collateral, print ads, and more.


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Frequently Asked Questions

A dedicated short code is a 5- or 6-digit phone number that is commonly used by organizations to send both SMS and MMS messages. These numbers are short and easy to remember and are meant to be used for high-volume messaging.

With the carrier elimination of shared short codes, a dedicated short code is the only way to send messages from a short phone number.

Yes! Dedicated short codes allow you to send bulk SMS or MMS messages.

Simply contact us and one of our team members will get in touch to discuss your needs and start the application process.

Join the 165,000 customers who have used SMS marketing to connect with their audiences.