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Twilio short codes enable your app to send messages at a rate of 1,800 per minute. This high-throughput is perfect for apps that need to send time-sensitive or bulk messages.
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Navigating the carrier approval process is complicated and challenging. That’s why we’re here. Twilio makes an elaborate process simple, helping you reach your customers faster allowing you to focus on what matters.
Conversion rates from mobile messaging are over twice as high as traditional email, making short codes the most effective communications tool to broadcast your messages.
Use the same Twilio SMS API to build and implement your short code app. Start developing and testing your app with a Twilio long code phone number today. Implement your app once your short code is approved by carriers.
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Twilio Short Codes are available in the United States*, United Kingdom, and Canada. We're actively working on expanding our reach to more countries. * Currently, picture messaging is available on US short codes only.
The Philadelphia Police Department uses Twilio to enable residents to send crime tips via messages. Since its launch in April, the people of Philadelphia have made communicating with Twilio Messaging the fastest growing avenue for reporting crime tips.
Uber uses Twilio to provide text updates on the location of your cab, and anonymous phone communication between the driver and the customer.