Talk:Short code

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Bottom Line[edit]

how does the short code relate to the actual (long) phone number? i oft use pc2sms services (chikka, bigfoot, etc) to txt people -- even manually with emails a la "[number]" or "[number]" -- but that requires the full 10-digits (US). how does one text pc2sms when given a short code? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:29, 21 May 2012 (UTC)

Why the merge?[edit]

I don't understand why we have collapsed 'short code' and 'common short code.' the article now merges two very different and unrelated topics.

More info needed[edit]

Much more is needed here: who regulates/issues short codes in Europe? Are European short codes EU-wide? Are North American short codes uniform across the U.S. and Canada? What is the relationship with traditional numbering plans? And so on... -- Anon 23:11, 10 October 2005 (UTC)

I put in a request to expand. Mobilegamer 19:59, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

Short Code (Computer language)[edit]

I have created a new page called Short Code (Computer language) and removed relevant material there. I have outlined my reasons on the talk page of the new article. Gondooley 18:59, 26 May 2006 (UTC)


Large parts of this article are directly copied and pasted from two web sites. The rest needs more investiation as it's very like the rest is a copyvio too chowells 00:48, 11 October 2005 (UTC)

Copied and subsequently edited by others makes it an unauthorized derivative work and therefore still a copyright violation. It shouldn't be too hard for someone who knows this subject to write an article from scratch – there wasn't that much here to begin with. — Kbh3rdtalk 03:54, 21 December 2005 (UTC)
I've written this article from scratch; it's available at Common Short Code/Temp -PdDemeter 02:05, 3 January 2006 (UTC)
Thanks! I've removed the infringing version, replacing it with your new version. BTW, I (hopefully) made the intro paragraph a little more clear about exactly what this is – please check to make sure that I understood it correctly. — Kbh3rdtalk 03:41, 3 January 2006 (UTC)
Thanks :) I've made a few changes to what you added, so hopefully it's all nice and clear now! -PdDemeter 19:02, 3 January 2006 (UTC)

Asking Neustar for permission[edit]

Is someone asking Neustar, the copyright owner, for permission.

It's not necessary to ask permission simply to report that such a thing exists and to broadly discuss the technological concepts behind it. The original infringing version of the article has been replaced now. However, if you know about the companies behind CSC, such as Neustar et al., please add that to the article. — Kbh3rdtalk 03:28, 4 January 2006 (UTC)

who removed[edit]

Who removed this? Why was it removed?

Addition / removal of URLs[edit]

I see some anonymous users are adding / removing URLs, presumably of their own site. We are not a link directory and we will not allow edit wars between external sites seeking advertisement. If necessary, we will remove all external links to site carrying advertisements. David.Monniaux 21:29, 10 February 2006 (UTC)


"Common Short Code" is a largely US-specific term probably adopted by CSCA for trademark reasons, they're called just "short codes" or "short numbers" in the rest of the world. I wonder what an uncommon short code is then...? Jpatokal 12:13, 9 April 2006 (UTC)

I think the point is that they are common to more than one network operator so that, for example, a company advertising in the UK does not have to quote different short codes for Orange, O2, Vodafone, T-Mobile and Three. 15:55, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

The term "common short code" may be US-specific, but the distinction between carrier-managed and nationally-managed short codes is more widespread. The different country examples prove this. EU-mandated short codes are effectively a third category above nationally managed short codes. (talk) 15:37, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

External links[edit]

Everything that was listed in the "See also" section, which is supposed to be links to other Wikipedia articles, were actually external links. So, I changed the section name and moved it to the end of the article. Mobilegamer 19:59, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

Short Code for Malaysia[edit]

I think to be more accurate, the short code format for Malaysia should be between 4 to 5 digits long. The telco operator, Digi Telecommunications is using shortcode 2000 for their value-added services. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Geekster129 (talkcontribs) 12:52, 23 April 2008 (UTC)


I removed the line about long numbers having slower delivery times. Long numbers are looked at as regualr phone numbers therefore have a direct route.