A "short code" is a 5 or 6 digit phone number specifically made for commercial use and mass text messaging. These numbers are shorter so they're easy to remember and type. All SMS marketing programs must use shortcodes to prevent legal implications to both the service provider and the business sending the text. SlickText.com's main shortcode is 31996.
An auto-reply, also known as an auto responder, is an automated text message that gets sent to a subscriber after they've texted your keyword to a particular shortcode. Usually to confirm subscription, auto-replies let subscribers know that they successfully joined a text marketing list. In this message, you can also offer subscribers an incentive for joining, and let them know how often they'll be receiving messages, or how to unsubscribe.
In the most generic form, spam is unwanted and/or unsolicited messages that are received by someone who has never elected to receive them. Spam takes many different forms. You're probably familiar with some of the most common, which include unwanted emails and phone calls.
Spam certainly occurs in the world of mobile as well but unlike email, SMS laws are much more strict. There are some pretty hefty penalties and fines associated with text message spam. Some of the biggest individual lawsuits in history have reached $250 MM.
In addition to legal penalties, text message spam can severely damage your company's reputation and brand image. Spam will not be a problem for you and your business as long as you follow one basic rule: only market to people who have opted in.
SlickText is a 100% opt-in service. We do not provide lists of phone numbers nor do we access or share our users' contact lists. To learn more about our stance on spam and data privacy, view our anti-spam and privacy policies.
Standard message & data rates may apply in the US & Canada. For help, text HELP to 31996. To opt-out of any SlickText service, text STOP to 31996.Sitemap
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