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  • n. A number of fewer digits than a telephone number, used as an abbreviated telephone number for use only when dialing from a cellular phone.
  • n. Used other than as an idiom: see short,‎ code.


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  • Says "A common short code (CSC) is a short telephone number, usually consisting of five digits, that is used to address SMS and MMS messages from a cellular telephone. Common short codes may also be called mobile short codes or short numbers. Each common short code is designed to be unique to each operator."

    September 29, 2008