Shared Short Codes

SMS Keyword Campaigns

Keyword Campaigns on Shared Short Code

A "Shared Short Code" means you'll be sharing a Short Code with other SMS4U customers, lowering your costs!
This is very standard practice in the mobile industry and allows customers with a limited budget to use such a service.

Some basic guidelines before you get started:

  • Each customer is separated by a keyword that must be included at the beginning of each message.
  • Texts into your Shared Short Code will cost the sender 20c.
  • For every text received by the Shared Short Code, you are allowed one free automated reply back to the sender.
  • There is one single Set Up Fee, plus a Monthly Fee per Keyword you register.


Examples of Keyword Campaigns:



  • Setup Cost: $200 (One off)
  • Monthly Cost : $100 for first month, $60 following months
  • Messaging Costs : Automated Reply $0.10 per SMS Part - No charge for SMS received


Service Terms:

  • Month-by-month term, cancellation at any time
  • Texts into the Short Code cost the mobile sender 20c inc GST
  • For every received text message, you are allowed one free reply back to the sender
  • Pricing is in New Zealand Dollars and excludes GST