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 Mexico are:
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 Mexico, you should not obtain a Mexico Short Code.
Short codes require express consent from end users before any SMS can be sent; if you cannot obtain consent you should not use a short code.
Twilio and/or the carriers will not support certain types of campaigns, including:
Please note that if you order FTEU (Free to End User) Short Code the owner pays extra to send messages for which end users do not pay.
Minimum term commit for Mexico Short Code is 3 months.
The notice period before returning the Short Code is 1 month.
Refer to this article for detailed explanation on Mexico Short Code Best Practices.
To apply for Mexican Short Code the following details are needed:
10 weeks, once you submit all required information and documentation.
Please expect delays on any applications submitted from December through mid January, as the wireless carriers have an annual provisioning freeze during this time.
Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT)
Click to see SMS pricing, including for short codes.
To apply for a Short Code in Mexico, please follow these steps:
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