Share Longcode Vs Dedicated Longcode - SMSGATEWAYHUB

Receive SMS With Long Codes, Dedicated Long Codes & Keywords

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A Long code also known as a virtual mobile number, dedicated phone number or long code, is a reception mechanism used by businesses to receive SMS messages and voice calls. As well as being internationally available, long numbers enable businesses to have their own number, rather than short codes which are generally shared across a lot of brands. Long numbers allows a wide range of industries to generate large amounts of mobile-originated SMS from the subscribers, such as wireless application service providers, mobile virtual network operators, mobile virtual network enablers, SMS aggregators, Re-sellers, advertising agencies, media channels and mobile infrastructure providers.

  • Product/Service Customer Feed backs
  • Voting & Polling
  • Automated Lead Generation
  • Online Subscriptions/Verifications
  • Exam Results
  • Media & Entertainment Sectors
  • Product Registrations/Verifications
  • Vehicle Tracking Using GPS
  • Luck Draw, SMS Based Quiz Programs
  • SMS Based Recharging

How It Works :

Shared Long Codes works with Keyword, keyword is a unique word which is assigned to the long code number, when you or your customers send an SMS from any mobile with a specific keyword given by you, they will get an automatic reply which is set by you. In addition to automatic reply, by enabling URL forwarding you can customize the reply and information's also can be fetched from your remote database too based on the Keyword & Sub keywords. URL Forwarding works with Post & GET method.

Example : If your keyword is demo on 9664653344 and when you or your customer sends an SMS with keyword demo Your message to 9664653344 then the keyword, message, phone number, sent time will be tracked on the basis of the keyword and update details to the particular customers control panel or push the information to customer database real-time if URL forwarding is enabled by you.

Dedicated Longcode

Same as Long Code Numbers Virtual Numbers are also dedicated or shared 10 digit numbers which are configured at the operator switch for processing huge volume of incoming traffic.
Virtual Numbers are more reliable and costly than Shared or Long Code Numbers and have many advantages when compared to Shared or Dedicated Long Code Numbers, please see the below comparison to get an exact idea.

Dedicated Number Vs Shared Number :

Dedicated Number Shared Number
Your own choice of Number(s) Default Number(s)
Unlimited Keywords & Sub Keywords Per Keyword based billing
Local Numbers Available Only Default Numbers
Keywords can be resell further Need to purchase keywords separately
Dedicated Resources Shared Resources
Dedicated only for you Shared with other users
Complete traffic forwarding Only Keyword based forwarding
All Keywords are available Keywords are Subjected to Availability
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