Common short codes (CSCs) are administered by a single CSC Administrator (CSCA) - CTIA-The Wireless Association® - for a group of U.S. wireless carriers. In addition, the CSCA oversees the technical and operational aspects of CSC functions and maintains a single database of available, reserved, and registered CSCs.
For more information please visit the CSCA site.
Common Short Codes
Common Short Codes (CSCs) are short numeric codes to which text messages can be addressed from a wireless device. Common short codes are easy to remember and they are compatible across all participating carriers. CSCs are either five-digit or six-digit numbers and can be leased by anyone interested in interacting with over 200 million wireless consumers.
Wireless subscribers send text messages to short codes to access a wide variety of mobile content for delivery to their wireless devices. Applications of CSCs include sweepstakes, tele-voting campaigns, mobile coupons, in venue, and other promotions as well as a wide range of additional interactive wireless services.
Marketers to consumer products and services as well as business and enterprise customers are currently using CSCs to directly interact with and attract various audiences, as CSCs provide an unprecedented opportunity to engage customers anytime, anywhere.
To obtain a CSC or to find out more please visit our Common Short Code Administration’s site.