Short codes are ideal for high-throughput programmatic messaging.
Short codes are approved for specific use cases, so if you are experiencing carrier filtering on long codes you may be a good candidate for short codes.
Some of the most common use-cases for short codes in Germany include:
Short codes can only message users on carriers within the countries in which they are provisioned. Although Twilio can provision short codes in multiple countries, if your customers are not located in Germany, you should not obtain a German short code.
FTEU (Free to End User) Short Codes are not supported for this country.
Minimum term commit for the Short Code is 3 months.
If the Short Code does not have any traffic for a while, there is a possibility for it to be withdrawn due to the absence of usage.
Refer to this article for detailed explanation on Germany Short Code Best Practices.
To apply for German Short Code the following details are needed:
Please expect delays on any applications submitted from November through mid January and from July through mid September, as the wireless carriers often have an annual provisioning freeze during this time.
Click to see SMS pricing, including short codes.
To apply for German Short Code please follow these steps:
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