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.

REST API

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.

Cost Item Cost, ZAR (VAT Excl.) Frequency
Set Up Fee R1000.00 Once Off
Set Up Fee per Keyword R300.00 Once-off fee per keyword (Optional)
Short Code Rental R750.00 Monthly
Reply SMS (Optional) Standard Iwin lowest Bulk SMS rates apply - R0.16 per SMS (VAT Excl.) Our standard bundle SMS rates per mobile-terminating SMS

Shared Short Code Pricing

Short Codes which are shared with other companies.

Keywords are used to differentiate between companies.

Cost Item Cost, ZAR (VAT Excl.) Frequency
Set Up Fee R300.00 Once Off
Set Up Fee per Keyword R300.00 Once-off fee per keyword
Short Code Rental R300.00 Monthly
Reply SMS (Optional) Standard Iwin lowest Bulk SMS rates apply - R0.16 per SMS (VAT Excl.) Our standard bundle SMS rates per mobile-terminating SMS

Revenue Share

SMS cost to sender (VAT Incl.) Iwin Fee Vodacom Payout MTN Payout CellC Payout Telkom Mobile Payout Estimated average payout after management fee deduction Estimated average after reply message and management fee
R1.00 R0.05 R0.23 R0.33 R0.29 R0.33 R0.24 (24%) R0.08
R1.50 R0.10 R0.55 R0.61 R0.59 R0.65 R0.49 (33%) R0.33
R2.00 R0.15 R0.89 R0.88 R0.89 R0.96 R0.76 (38%) R0.60
R3.00 R0.20 R1.55 R1.44 R1.37 R1.59 R1.31 (44%) R1.15
R5.00 R0.25 R2.88 R2.56 R2.56 R2.84 R2.51 (50%) R2.35
R7.50 R0.27 R4.53 R3.95 R4.05 R4.41 R4.05 (54%) R3.89
R10.00 R0.30 R6.18 R5.35 R5.54 R5.98 R5.58 (56%) R5.42
R15.00 R0.35 R9.50 R8.14 R8.53 R9.11 R8.65 (58%) R8.49
R20.00 R0.40 R12.81 R10.93 R11.51 R12.25 R11.72 (59%) R11.56
R25.00 R0.45 R16.12 R13.72 R14.49 R15.39 R14.79 (59%) R14.63
R30.00 R0.50 R19.43 R16.51 R17.47 R18.52 R17.86 (60%) R17.70

(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.

Terms and Meanings

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

Term Meaning
Short Code A 5 digit number e.g. 54321 which charges the sender airtime ranging from R1-R30
Dedicated Short Code A Short Code used for a single company. All messages which come into that number are sent to that company.
Shared Short Code A Short Code used for multiple companies. A message that comes into the Short Code is differentiated with a keyword. This means that the company will only see an SMS that contains their keyword.
Keyword A word e.g. "Charity" which is sent in the beginning of an SMS to differentiate the SMS for the company or campaign.
SMS cost to sender (VAT Incl.) This is the cost charged by the Mobile Network Operators to the sender of the message. This represents the disclosed VAT inclusive total charge to the mobile network subscriber sending the message.
Iwin Fee This represents the VAT exclusive management and administration charge added per short code SMS received. This cost is deducted by Iwin per short code SMS handled on your behalf.
Payout for messages originating from Vodacom, MTN, Cell C or Telkom Mobile This is the effective payout to you for messages originating from Vodacom MTN, Cell C or Telkom Mobile subscribers.
Estimated average payout to you This is an estimated payout to you calculated by Iwin for illustrative purposes based on present market share of each of Vodacom, MTN, CellC and Telkom Mobile. Actual figures may differ based on the distribution of messages across the networks. Actual payout is determined accurately by Iwin based on message origin and volumes per mobile network operator.
Estimated average payout after management fee deduction This is the estimated net payout to you after deduction of mobile network operator costs as well as the Iwin Fee.
Estimated average after reply message and management fee This is the estimated net payout to you after deduction of mobile network operator costs, the Iwin Fee as well as the costs of reply messages returned to submitters of messages to the your short code.

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