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How Do I Purchase My Own Shortcode?

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SlickText can help with the provisioning process to get you a dedicated shortcode instead of using one of the available shared shortcode numbers. A shortcode is simply just a 5-6 digit number that has been approved by the carriers to be used for mass texting. As the carriers approve shortcode use, there is a "provisioning process," which can take from 6-8 weeks. We can do all of the work for you, making the provisioning process as seamless as possible.

There are 2 types of shortcode numbers which can be provisioned for you to use for mass text messaging. There is the option for a Random Short Code, where the number provisioned is random; and there is the option for a Vanity Short Code, where the number is chosen by you. The difference between the two comes down to cost.

We currently provide enterprise level solutions to hundreds of companies around the United states and Canada. You can learn more about your options and pricing by visiting our SMS short code services page. Additionally, reach out to our team at to get your shortcode set up!

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