Scott Berkman scott at
Tue Sep 22 16:03:43 UTC 2009

Another for this list is

Setting up your own short codes is an expensive and long process, so you are
usually best starting off with a shared code from one of these companies and
you can migrate down the line if the revenue/volume is there to make it


-----Original Message-----
From: Express Web Systems [mailto:mailinglists at] 
Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 11:19 AM
To: 'Shaun Rossi'; nanog at
Subject: RE: SMS


This is called "Short code sms messaging". offers this
service and is considered to be one of the bigger players in the SMS market.

Warm regards,

Tom Walsh
Express Web Systems, Inc.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Shaun Rossi [mailto:rossi at]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 10:07 AM
> To: nanog at
> Subject: SMS
> Hello,
>                 I have no idea what this is referred to as, so I will
> try to explain:  I have a client interested in setting up a mobile
> phone text message service where a mobile user would send a text to a
> short (say 5 digit) 'telephone' number.  I've seen commercials on TV
> where you could send a numeric/text code to a SMS gateway number, and
> it charges your mobile account for the returned text message or
> downloadable ringer/etc.
>                 Without knowing much about how to access this service,
> it seems relatively straightforward.
>                 I did a few web searches however I'm not sure what
> magic keyword I'm missing for the search.  Could anyone point me in the
> right direction?  The service would be established in Canada and
> potentially the United States.  I have called two of the largest mobile
> operators, but no one can get me to the right department.
> As far as experience with texting goes, I have worked on some systems
> that do M2M (machine-to-machine) SMS communication, always using full
> mobile telephone numbers (GSM modems).
> Many thanks,
> -Shaun
> Shaun Rossi
> Fidalia Networks Inc
> tel. (905) 271-0037 x 111
> 1-866-FIDALIA (343-2542) x 111
> fax. (905) 271-1036
> 1 Port Street East - Second Floor
> Mississauga, Ontario
> L5G 4N1  Canada

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