Short Codes

Short Code Features

Create Competitions

Create competitions which people can enter by sending an SMS and monitor the competition entries on our portal.

Generate Revenue

Allows clients to pay you by sending an SMS to your Short Code number which can generate revenue for your business.

Create Databases of  Clients

Get potential clients to send you their details where you can then access and manage them for our portal.

Automated Winner Rules

Use this for your competitions to create rules to automatically select winners making the competition easy to manage.

View Reports

View reports of reply SMSes per campaign, your revenue generated and messages coming into your Short Code.

Run Surveys

Create surveys and ask customers to send their answers into your Short Code, then monitor their answers.

Filter Address Books

Our advanced filtering options allow you to choose who to send to in your phone books easily.


Integrate with us using our REST API, which can be found on the portal and customize Iwin’s messaging solution.

Short Code Features and Pricing

The following applies with regards to Short Codes:

  •  A Short Code is a 5 digit number
    • e.g. 54321 which charges the sender airtime ranging from R1-R30
  • Short codes are only available on South African networks
  • Set Up fees are payable in advance
  • Keywords are payable in advance
  • Short Codes are rented per month and are payable in advance
  • For an electronic competition entry a maximum of R1.50  can be charged to the sender
    • According to the South African CPA (Consumer Protection Act)

Dedicated Short Code Pricing

Short Codes exclusively used for your company.

Keywords can be used to differentiate between campaigns.

Shared Short Code Pricing

Short Codes which are shared with other companies.

Keywords are used to differentiate between companies.

Revenue Share

(All pricing except for the Short Code SMS rates are VAT excl.):

Estimated average after reply message and management fee depends on the size of the SMS bundle purchased for reply messages, the calculation was done using a top tier bundle of R0.16 (VAT excl.) per message.

Payouts are subject to network provider payouts and subject to change if changed by network providers.

Please note that payouts from Cell C are subject to change. Please contact us should you have any questions.

Terms and Meanings

Explanation of the table illustrating payouts to Iwin short code SMS customers:


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