When a brand or organization wants to purchase an SMS short code, a brand has two options; lease a number from an SMS short code provider or use an SMS software provider that provides a short code and software to help the brand send messages using that short code.

What Is an SMS Short Code Provider?

An SMS short code provider is an organization that provides short codes and manages the short code system. In the United States, the short code provider is the Short Code Registry

 

What is an SMS Software Provider?

An SMS software provider is an organization that provides messaging services via software. Companies like Tatango provide