How to Text a 6 Digit Number on Cell Phones

Smart phones and regular phones send texts.

As the popularity of text messaging rises, it is common to see advertisements or contests where you can text a word or phrase to a short, six-digit number. These short numbers, also known as common short codes, operate in the same way as a regular phone number when you send a text to it. Texting a short code involves the same process as texting a regular number.

Step 1

Select the "Menu" from the cell phone's stand-by screen. There is usually a small button under the word "Menu" on the screen, which is the one you should press. On a Blackberry, the menu button is the one near the trackball with the Blackberry symbol.

Step 2

Select "Messages" from the menu.

Step 3

Select "Compose New" or "New Message."

Step 4

Enter the six-digit number in the "To" box.

Step 5

Enter the text message in the box underneath the recipient phone number.

Step 6

Press "Send."

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