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V3: Free vs Paid Short Code Keywords (SCKs)
V3: Free vs Paid Short Code Keywords (SCKs)

What is the difference between FREE and PAID SCKs? Pricing for SCKs.

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Written by Anne Heath
Updated over a week ago

You can find more information about our Short Code Keywords on our website HERE.

Watch this video for an overview of our Short Code Keywords:


Here are some key factors in estimating your costs. There are both monthly fees, and a one-time access fee:

Free short code keywords (100% free: no one-time access OR monthly cost):

Generally: words of 4 digits or more which are not spelled like real words ("kidz") -OR- words of 11 digits or more (spelling does not matter) ("Corinthians") - OR - multiple words put together or phrases ("WelcomeHome")

These would all be considered free - “WelcomeHome”; “KIDZ”; "FBCNYC" (for First Baptist Church in NY); "FBCCONNECT"; "1Corinthians", "GROUPZ", "FRIENDZ".

Numbers are considered regular/free except for 1-3 digit numbers.

Premium short code keywords:

Real dictionary words/phrases of 10 letters or less. You can purchase unlimited premium short code keywords, and you get a discount depending on your plan.

E.g. KIDS (4 digits) would be considered premium and church-centric.

***All 1-3 digit phrases are also considered as premium regardless of spelling.***

Recurring short code keyword costs

Each premium keyword is renewed either monthly or yearly depending on your preference. No contracts, and you can cancel/release the keyword at any time.

Pro Tip: We highly recommend only getting short code keywords for major campaigns or any campaign with a dedicated strategy. You can still use our free and unlimited local number keywords for smaller campaigns.

One-time Access fee

This is a set-up fee which ensures churches that are serious about engagement can get the words they need while avoiding “keyword squatting” by those who intend to use a word but never do. There is a one-time access fee for each premium, short code keyword you choose.

This fee can be applied to a different keyword if you change your mind.

Christianese One-time Access fee

Some “real word” short code keywords are particularly Christian-centric or faith-oriented or just in very high demand. These keywords carry a higher one-time access fee and recurring costs.

Discounts per plans

Higher plans get a larger percentage (up to 80%) discount on premium short code keywords and are allowed different amounts of "free" keywords. Check out our pricing page for more info on that:

You can use our price calculator located on our website to find out what your keywords will cost. Click HERE to find out!

To reserve your keywords now, click HERE.

NOTE: Only owners / admins can view the short code keyword page. Users and restricted users cannot.

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