messaging API

Short Codes

Send high-throughput SMS messages with powerful, easy-to-use short codes.

The short code provider with industry-leading pricing

Our combination of world-class support and industry-leading pricing make us the easy solution for growing businesses.

High-throughput messages with a partner you can’t outgrow

Reach all of your customers easily with messaging on 5 and 6 digit short codes. Bandwidth’s capacity and transparency means when we say what your messages per second (MPS) is going to be, we mean it.

Reliable delivery through smart routing

Intelligent routing software gives your messages the best possible chance
efficiency of delivery, while our bi-coastal, multi-instance server accessibility keeps messages routing even during outages.

Support every step of the way

Bandwidth’s team of experts is here to answer all your questions and help guide you through the short code process. A Bandwidth Campaign Specialist will help with your Campaign Brief, testing, and integrations to ensure that your short code experience is as smooth and painless as possible.

Best-in-class pricing on short codes

Cut out unnecessary costs and get the best pricing on short codes of anyone in the industry.

Bandwidth*Typical CompetitorSavings
Outbound SMS
(per message)
Inbound SMS
(per message)
*Special pricing applies to the first year of service only. Unless otherwise stated, taxes are included. Pricing is subject to change. Terms and conditions apply.

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We make complicated provisioning easy

Provisioning short codes can be very difficult and time consuming to manage. With Bandwidth, our support team goes above and beyond to help the process go as smoothly as possible.
Our Short Code-enabled Messaging API is built for the enterprise and is supported by our carrier network, enabling you to add short code messaging to your application or software with just a few lines of code. What could be easier?

Our experts help you with:

  • Determining the kind of short code right for your use case – and vice versa!
  • Migrating your existing short codes
  • Navigating a relationship with the Common Short Code Administration
  • Advising during the campaign approval process and submitting to carriers
  • Facilitating carrier keyword testing

You’d be surprised at what you can do with a short code.

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Alerts & notifications

Send appointment reminders, account notifications, and time-sensitive alerts directly to your customers’ text inbox.

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SMS marketing

Get the right message to the right customers at the right time, with promotions and ads delivered instantly to your opted-in customers’ mobile phones.

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Two-factor authentication (2FA)

Quickly add 2FA to your application with one simple API that utilizes carrier-grade voice and messaging to deliver peace of mind to your customers.

Wondering if short codes are the best option for your text messages?

Check out our guide to the messaging zoo to find your best messaging options.

Short Codes FAQs