A short code is a 4- to 9-digit number, just like a phone number, which a company uses to send or receive text messages.
When you sign up for a short code program, you'll receive related text messages on your mobile phone.
There are two types of short code programs:
- Standard programs (such as Facebook® and Twitter) - Messages sent to and received from standard programs will come out of allotted messages in your rate plan or bundle. Otherwise, standard messaging rates apply.
- Interactive text alerts (also known as premium programs).
For more information about a short code program, send a text message with the word HELP to the short code.
You should receive a text message with information such as:
- Program description
- Costs (if applicable)
- Message frequency
Short code programs can be stopped by replying to a message with the word STOP.
To better protect yourself from unwanted text messages, you can subscribe to the Anti-SPAM service from Bell.