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A short code is a special telephone number that is used in the wireless industry for various services like television program voting, charity donations, mobile services and ordering ringtones, themes or music.
A ‘normal’ short code is normally 5 or 6 numbers long. They are easier to remember than a ‘normal’ number
What normally happens is you might see a short code advertised either online or on TV. You are usually given instruction to text a certain word or phrase to the given short code. You will be sent back an administration message which will explain the price, frequency of messaging you can expect and a web site address for more information. Often, you will be asked to reply to this message in order to finalize the subscription service.
A mobile subscription code can be cancelled anytime by texting the word STOP to the original short code.
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