These are memorable 5 digit numbers used in print and broadcast advertising, packaging and a host of applications for customers to contact an organisation. Five-digit Short Codes or MSISDN numbers are billed at a pre-determined, advertised, and higher than normal rate.
Available on Cell-C, MTN, Telkom Mobile and Vodacom. Network operators have introduced a series of Short Codes with price ranges to suit any budget.
The revenue generated by using a premium rated SMS line is shared between the Short Codes owner, the mobile operator, and SMSPortal. The revenue share depends on the price band and the network.
SMSPortal Short Codes are only available for South Africa with a setup fee paid for in advance.