Spark Wholesale's A2P One messaging service offers short code A2P SMS connectivity to New Zealand's three mobile networks. Using a 3 or 4-digit (short code) number, you can send and receive text messages to any mobile phone in New Zealand via Spark's gateway.
Short codes are ordered via Spark's self-service A2P Portal. The portal is also home to a dashboard which you can use to understand the near-real time performance of message carriage including message statuses, delivery rates, volumes and average delivery time across codes.
Because you deal directly with the Mobile Network Operator (MNO) you will have carrier-grade service and be assured of premium quality at scale.
Two types of short codes are offered on initial release:
- STANDARD: Content provider pays for message path to mobile subscriber only. If mobile subscriber replies, they are charged directly by carrier (this code is generally used for outbound transactional texts);
- ZERO-RATED: Content provider pays for message path to and from mobile subscriber. Carrier zero-rates charges to mobile subscriber for messages to and from the handset (this code is generally used for marketing texts).
Connectivity to Spark is via REST APIs or SMPP.
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