What Is A Common Short Code?

With Common Short Codes, you can participate via text messaging in voting polls, receive information and alerts, enter sweepstakes and contests, and even have applications, such as ringtones, delivered right to your phone. Common Short Codes are codes you can send text messages to that are advertised throughout the United States. Additional charges may apply depending on the type of short code campaign that you opt-in to receive. Pay-As-You-Go and Lifeline customers are unable to use Common Short Codes.

Common Short Codes can be ongoing or short term and may send either straight text messages or dynamic links or content.


Any content with charges associated will appear on your next bill, including data use charges if applicable. You may opt out of short code campaigns at any time by texting the word “Stop” to the short code you would like to opt out of.