How long does the carrier approval process take?

The standard timeline for the short code carrier approval process is between 12-16 weeks; however, the process can take longer. While our Short Code Team does their best to expedite carrier approval, there are currently industry-wide delays across carriers.

Because carriers require that you pay for the lease and provisioning fees in order to submit your short code application, you should expect that your next billing date may come before your short code is fully live.

Our short code team works closely with carriers and will provide updates on your short code’s carrier approval status as they come in. If at any point you have questions, please feel free to reach out.