Order a Code
There are three ways to initiate a new application for a short code:
- Click the Order
a Code button on the top right corner of the screen. This takes
you to MY ORDERS > APPLY FOR A
SHORT CODE page.
- Click the MY ORDERS
tab and click the APPLY FOR NEW SHORT
CODE sub-tab to go to that section.
- Click Copy This Order from an existing order on
the Show Order tab for that short code.
- Fill out applicant information in the Applicant
- In the Content
Provider Details section, leave the default information if
the content provider is the same as the applicant. If the content
provider is a different entity, click the Select Address
link and choose an address or enter the new information.
- (Optional) Enter your own company’s Purchase
Order Number in the Purchase Order Number section if you so
desire. Note that this number is not tracked by the SCR system; it
is merely there to display on your order.
- If you intend to use the code for a political campaign,
select Yes radio button. If
you have chosen 'Yes', enter the FEC
ID in the provided field if known. Note that the
default option selected here is No.
NOTE: Short Codes that will be used to support political
campaign contributions are subject to a distinct vetting process.
- In the Requested
Short Codes section, Select Selected
or Random or both as
needed. The default option is Selected
and you may need to deselect it if only Random codes are to be ordered.
- If you select Random,
enter the number of Short Codes you want in the text box.
- If you select Selected,
enter the actual Short Code numbers you want in the text boxes. The
limit is 20 Short Codes per order.
NOTE: The combination of selected and random short codes
is limited is 20 per order.
- Click Submit.
As the form notes, carriers require at least one campaign for each
leased Short Code. A completed and accepted campaign is required in
the SCR system before a short code can be renewed.
- (Conditional) If you applied for one or more Selected
Short Codes, and the Short Code is not available, you will see an
Error message under the APPLY FOR NEW Short Code tab along with instructions
on what to do next. Any short codes that are not available will be
removed from list of codes that you entered.
- The My Cart
- Select the radio button for the desired term. The
default term is for 3 months,
but you can choose a 6-month
or 12-month term. If you choose
a different term, the screen will refresh and display the new price.
- (Optional)To receive a discount, enter a program
code in the Program Code text
box and click Redeem. The
screen will refresh and display the discounted price. Only one program
code may be applied for each order.
- If you are enrolled in monthly billing and you
wish to have Automatically renew
the short code(s) into Monthly Billing once the selected pre-pay lease
is paid, select the check-box that option.
To continue the order as pre-paid from My Cart,
- (Conditional and Optional) If you have any credits
or unapplied payments, a message under the
CONTINUE PURCHASE button will inform you of this, and tell
you the amount. If you wish to use your credit, complete this order
as Pay later. Then contact the Service Desk if you want to apply this
money to the order.
- Click CONTINUE
PURCHASE. The Order Payment page displays with the short codes
- Select the radio button for Pay Now or Pay Later
in the Payment Information section. (Conditional) If you selected
the radio button for Pay Now, click Add New card if a Credit card
is not already saved.
- Select pay using:
Ending <####> for the already saved default credit card
or New Card
- (Conditional) If you selected the radio button
for Pay Now, the default credit card Pay
using: Ending <####> is automatically selected if already
saved else, click New card
- Select the card you will be using in the Card Type field.
- Enter the card number in the Card
Number text box.
- Select the Expiration
Date, month and year in the Expiration
- Enter the Card
Verification Number (CVN) in the text box provided.
For your safety and security, we require that you enter your card verification
number. For Visa, MasterCard, and Discover cards, the card verification
number is the last 3 digit number located on the back of your card on
or above your signature line. For an American Express card, it is the
4 digits on the front above the end of your card number.
- If you wish to use the new card for all further
transactions and auto-renewals, they can check the Credit
Card Profile Update.
- Complete or change the information in the Billing Information section, which
may be populated based on your entries earlier. All fields are required,
except Address Line 2 and Alternate Phone Number. In the Auto-Renew
section, select the radio button for Opt In or Opt Out. If you Opt
In, five days before the expiration the code will automatically be
renewed for another lease term. The account’s default credit card
will be charged.
- If your account is not enabled for Monthly Billing
under the Auto Renew section if you want to subscribe to auto-renew
service for the short codes in the order, choose Opt-In and agree
to the terms for auto-renew service.
- If your account is enabled for Monthly Billing,
under the Auto Renew and Monthly
- if you want to subscribe
to auto-renew service for the short codes in the order, choose Opt-In
and agree to the terms for auto-renew service.
- If you wish to automatically
renew the short code(s) into Monthly Billing once the pre-pay lease
is paid, select the check-box for that option.
You must also opt-in to auto renew service.
- Select the check-box for the acceptance of Short Code Registry’s Registrant Sublicense
- Click COMPLETE
ORDER. The Thank You (order confirmation) page displays, confirming
your order information.
NOTE: The order ID on the Order Confirmation page links
to the View Order page for the order. The Registrant can use this to check