A TouchSMS short code is a 5 digit number dedicated to receiving mobile originated messages, giving you the opportunity to advertise a short and catchy number.

Anyone sending an SMS to this number will be charged according to their cellular network’s standard SMS rates. (Please note that this is NOT a “premium rated” short code whereby people get charged a premium rate by the network (e.g. R1.50) which is then shared with the owner/user of the number.)

SMS messages sent to this number will be stored together with the SMS numbers into the TouchSMS software which can be used for future messaging.

The following routing options can also be applied to received messages:

  • Forward to another cell number.
  • Forward to an email address.
  • Auto-response message.

The costs (including VAT) for this service are as follows:

Setup / Provisioning Fee: R1,200.00 | Quarterly Rental: R 1,785.00 (Billed in advance)

Once payment has been received for the short code, you will receive a list of available short codes to choose from. After you have chosen a code, we will begin the activation of your short code. The activation of a short code can take up to 14 days but is normally done within a week.

To apply for a short code number please contact us and we will send you the necessary application forms.