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# 18842 25-Jan-2008 20:18
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Does anyone have any information on SMS Short Codes in NZ (e.g. how to get one, how much they cost etc)?

The company I work for currently sends and receives SMS messages via Vodafone's TXTMail service and are interested in getting a 4 digit short code. Would getting a short code work with TXTMail (so everything goes via email) or would it require different connectivity (and if so, what kind)?

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# 106793 25-Jan-2008 20:25
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The best way to find out is really getting in direct contact with either a Vodafone or Telecom New Zealand account manager - they will be able to tailor a solution for you. But it won't be any cheaper than what you have today.

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  # 107052 27-Jan-2008 17:59
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Did some research on this topic mid last year and if my memory serves me right, you need to pay a fee to both Telecom and Vodafone to have a shortcode on their networks.  I think Telecom's fee is paid annually, and Vodafone's is monthly (or vice-versa).

I think the fee was (ball-park) 1500-2k.  Don't quote me, hopefully someone who has purchased a short code can fill in the blanks.

Try contacting these guys, I've dealt with them before and they know their stuff.


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  # 107055 27-Jan-2008 18:06
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  # 107690 31-Jan-2008 09:21
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I can help you out with New Zealand short codes mark@sonicmobile. com

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