SMS Short Codes

SMS Short Code Competitions

Mobile competitions are increasingly popular as an easy and effective way for consumers to enter competitions.

No internet connection is required and no App needs to be installed for consumers to enter – these low barriers mean that SMS campaigns attract high numbers of entrants and engagement.

The campaign mechanism can range from simple where entrants SMS in to win, to advanced campaigns that offer instant Airtime and Data prizes.

 

How do SMS Short Codes work?

SMS Short Code competitions are run off a 5 digit number that works across all mobile networks: Vodacom, MTN, CellC and Telkom Mobile.

Entrants simply send in an SMS and receive an automatic and custom reply SMS confirming their entry.

Consumer Costs

For mobile competitions the cost to the consumer cannot be more than R1,50 per SMS. This is in accordance with the CPA. (Consumer Protection Act)

Options are:

  • Standard Rate SMS Short Code
  • R1 SMS Short Code
  • R1,50 SMS Short Code

 

Crickley's SMS Barcode Competition

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