A Short Code is a special number with 5 digits. Short Code works with Keyword. Keyword is a unique word which is assigned to the short code number for e.g. if your company name is Google Ltd and you took a keyword say GOOGLE on our Short Code, when your customers send an SMS from any Indian Reg mobile with message ABC and space, they will get a automatic instant reply which is set by you.
An SMS shortcode is a 5 digit number to which an SMS text message can be sent. Shortcodes are often used by businesses to allow customers to opt-in to their SMS campaigns, alert services, or to enter SMS competitions.
At FastSMSIndia we offer two types of SMS Short Code solutions: A dedicated shortcode is provisioned to a specific company or organisation to enable the running of multiple campaigns or services. Any Alphanumeric Message sent to a dedicated Short Code will be received by the Bulk SMS customer to whom the Short Code is allocated. A shared shortcode is pooled between multiple businesses or organisations. This means that two or more companies may share the same Short Code, but have different keywords. Each Bulk SMS customer has a unique keyword which is sent to the Short Code. If for example you have chosen the keyword "Car" on 32015, all messages coming in with the keyword "Car" will come in to your Bulk SMS inbox.