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    • itsj2
    • By itsj2 7th Dec 17, 12:25 PM
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    SMS Shortcodes Not Supported
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    • 7th Dec 17, 12:25 PM
    SMS Shortcodes Not Supported 7th Dec 17 at 12:25 PM
    Increasingly the banks, NHS, charity donations etc. are using these. Typically, they send a message and ask you to use a 5 digit shortcode to reply.

    I have just changed my provider to Asda Mobile only to find they don't support this. You start the reply to the shortcode but it doesn't get sent. I believe that PlusNet is the same.

    Asda Mobile is brilliant in all other respects but I need this facility and so must change Provider. Any suggestions , please, for a provider who supports SMS shortcodes on a a PAYG tariff where you only top-up when required (not regularly each month).
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    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 7th Dec 17, 1:12 PM
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    EE, Vodafone, O2 and Three.

    There may be MVNO's that support them (Giffgaff do I think from memory) but it's considered a value added service which is why MVNO's are generally cheaper.

    Edit: I think the carriers have to pay someone to support shortcodes.
    • pmduk
    • By pmduk 7th Dec 17, 3:06 PM
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    Virgin support them as well. Think yourself lucky. Premium charged texts are one of biggest pains in the derriere to deal with and are unlikely without shortcodes
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