Long codes ?? confused, this will help
You can choose your first Free long code when you register, then if you decide to upgrade to a text credit package, contact us and we will activate your account so you`ll be able to choose 3 more numbers free.
We provide 4 Free long codes for all paid packages, we also provide the ability to purchase additional longcode numbers, useful if you have a very large number of opt-in contacts, you can spread your workload across multiple numbers.
For example with the Basic Plan, you could have 85 subscribers on your list, and if you send out 4 text campaigns per month.
x 4 campaigns per month = 340 Messages monthly.
Each text campaign would take 85 seconds to send using 1 long code
Using 4 long codes it would take just 21 seconds to send your message to 85 subscribers.
This is very useful for 2 reasons:
#1 – Currently, there is a limit of 1 SMS per second sent from 1 long code number( US and Canada ), so if you have 500 contacts, it would take roughly 500 seconds( over 8 minutes ) to reach all of them. If you have 4 numbers, it would take just over 2 minutes. We give you the option to rotate through all your long codes when sending your bulk SMS by simply ticking a checkbox, which not only saves time but reduces the risk of triggering any spam filters by the network carriers ( see #2 below ).
#2 – Since these are long code numbers, mobile carriers are a little more cautious letting someone send thousands of identical SMS messages at 1 time for SPAM reasons. To mitigate potential problems, it’s best to distribute the load of your SMS traffic, so that SMS messages with identical or similar contents are sent from as many different outgoing phone numbers as possible, we also provide a spin variation feature that changes your message slightly using different variations of words that you can enter. This is really only a factor if you have a very large number of opt-in subscribers.
Choose from literally thousands of available local long code numbers after account registration. These numbers are voice activated and SMS enabled. These online mobile numbers are regular local numbers dedicated to your account only, and completely bypass the headaches of getting a short code number. Getting a short code takes months and costs thousands of dollars – usually around $3,000/every 3 months for a short code, we have elected to use the longcodes and pass the savings on to our users.
Long codes cut through the numerous restrictions associated with purchasing or leasing a short code and the very lengthy approval process. Choosing a long code is simple and practically instant.
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