Long codes

Long Codes are 10-digit numbers, which cell phone users can use to contact an organisation for additional information or a call back.

Key features of Long Codes?

  • Long Codes are a cost-effective, and convenient way for your customers, or potential customers to contact you at a standard rate or free of charge.
  • Available on Cell-C, MTN, Virgin Mobile and Vodacom (currently unavailable on 8ta), Long Codes can be sent from cellular subscribers’ handsets at a standard rate.
  • Usually Long Codes, or please call me lines, are offered for free to customers, and allow for person-to-person communication.
  • Using virtual SIM hosting, Long Codes are a reliable high-performance method of receiving up to 50 SMSs per second and can be used without the normal restrictions of SIM card hosting.
  • If running a specific campaign, you can customise the response sent to the client or where the incoming SMS should be sent, via email or to another mobile number.

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Bulk SMS

SMS messaging platform allows you to communicate with multiple contacts at the same time, using our safe, easy to use, streamlined, high capacity, online SMS messaging system.

Long Code Pricing

ContactNow bulk SMS is credit based.  1 credit equals one SMS of 160 characters. Our pricing is competitive and affordable for all businesses and individuals.

Short Codes

Short Codes are memorable 5-digit numbers like 46873 that are used in advertising campaigns, product packaging and any other applications to allow your customers and clients to easily contact you.


Keywords are unique SMS identities and can be a very powerful tool when used with a Short Code.

Full featured API to integrate with web and desktop applications.

ContactNow’s parent company, Swarm Digital, can assist you with any integration requirements.  Contact us for more information.