We provide shortcode and longcode services on both dedicated and shared platforms.
Two-way SMS opens the communication channels to let businesses engage in 2-way conversations by receiving an inbound SMS message from a mobile handset, thus creating a powerful message tool. Inbound SMS provides the functionality to interact with your mobile audience, to stimulate consumer interest or collect consumer information through advertising or marketing campaigns.
It allows them to respond to campaigns, send follow-up messages, provide feedback, participate in competitions as well as build new and existing relationships.
To run a 2-way messaging service, SMS numbers are required to receive the inbound message. Dialogue’s 2-way SMS service offers shortcodes, long numbers or virtual sims to receive real-time SMS responses immediately and efficiently. With our trusted reliable gateway and cost-effective reply paths, the SMS replies can be forwarded to email addresses, stored in the application inbox, or forwarded to your URL via our API. SETTING UP SMS SHORTCODE SERVICE
If you're just starting out with SMS marketing, a shared short code is the most cost effective way to send your mobile messages. A shared short code differs from a dedicated short code in that it's a shared number; multiple businesses are using that same number to send marketing messages. Since our shared short codes have already been provisioned by carriers, setting yours up is quick and easy.
Shared short code uses keywords to operate and keywords are just prefix letters that redirect the SMS traffic to your own inbox. Keywords are normally between 3 - 11 characters. They can also be alphanumeric. For example text VOTE Contestant100 to 33333. In this example, VOTE is the keyword and Contestant101 is being voted for. Shared short codes can be used for: > SMS Competitions
> SMS Voting
> Text 2 Win promotions
> Information services
> SMS Quiz
> Prize draws
> Selling eBooks and Songs
> Charity SMS donations
> Redeemable mobile SMS vouchers
TO SETUP SHARED OR DEDICATED SHORTCODE