The answer to the question about SMS long code vs short code depends entirely on what you plan to use it for. Here is some basic information to help with the decision:
Having access to a short code, even a shared one, means that you are able to send out mass SMS messages without the risk of being blocked by telecommunications carriers in your target area. It also allows you to perform functions like contests and signups much quicker. Short codes are commonly used, and bring with them a pattern that is easier for customers to remember than typical long code phone numbers. It's also one more thing that will make your brand memorable, as you try out new and creative uses for your short code. For that matter, customers who have submitted their contact information to your organization could even, for example, order pizza by texting to a short code instead of calling. There are lots of possibilities.
For more information on SMS long code vs short code, and how you can go about getting one with SimplyCast, talk to our sales team at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling our customer care team at 866-323-6572. Contact us here if you have any more questions about the SimplyCast application, or how you can use a short code for sales strategies and more!