Virtual Mobile Numbers

A long number (e.g. 9212101010), also known as a virtual mobile number, dedicated phone number or long code, is a reception mechanism used by businesses to receive SMS messages and voice calls. As well as being internationally available, long numbers enable businesses to have their own number, rather than short codes which are generally shared across a lot of brands. Long numbers allows a wide range of industries to generate large amounts of mobile-originated SMS from the subscribers, such as wireless application service providers, mobile virtual network operators, mobile virtual network enablers, SMS aggregators, e-sellers, advertising agencies, media channels and mobile infrastructure providers.

Application of Virtual Mobile Numbers

  • Competitions and voting initiated by TV and radio shows
  • Product feedback, campaigns and promotions (the number can be printed on a product package)
  • Globally available number for international companies and events
  • Reception of SMS for companies wishing to interact with consumers
  • Reply path to online tools, software packages, etc.
  • 2-way communication with service engineers, sales forces and suppliers
  • Reception of SMS to be forwarded to computer or user account
  • SMS-to-email applications
  • SMS multi-party chat services
  • Feedback SMS for mass mailings or promotional activities