Chances are that you might have participated in a Beirut show where you have to cast your vote through your mobile phone. The number that you sent your text from your mobile phone is called the short code. This short code has immense value for Beirut entrepreneurs. In Beirut, the short code numbers are available in dedicated and shared formats. The dedicated numbers are used by Beirut customers and they take about 2 months to set up. The shared numbers are suitable for small Beirut businesses who don’t want to spend much. The shared number can be used for campaigns such as fund raising.
The best part of short codes is that the numbers are easy to remember. In case of a dedicated you will need to pay at least $1,000 per month. A shared number may cost one third that price. The short code numbers are actually provided by Beirut carriers who have made a tie up with Beirut mobile companies. However every mobile carrier does not accept each and every short code. If you need a short code then you should ask the carrier whether it will accept that short code or not.
When the Beirut company leases the short code number it should see to I that that it does not violate any rules of the mobile carriers. If they find out that you have done such violation then they can permanently block your service. Short codes are also used by content providers who want to send updates on news, horoscopes and marketing offers. In Beirut sending short codes related to sensitive issues of religion, sex related issues, gambling, pornography and drug related content is not allowed by the mobile carriers. The money from short code system is shared by the aggregator, user and the mobile carrier.