Can Gvoice receive and forward a received sms message from a short code number
We have a need to monitor our short code messaging solution and would like to send a regular heartbeat sms message to another long number that sends a webhook to our monitoring and alerting solution.
This is to verify, using a third party provider that the part of our communications solution that sends short cod sms messages is functioning.
Thank you for your inquiry. According to Google Voice, you cannot send texts to short code numbers. For more information, you can read Send & get text messages.
There was no clear answer on the website about receiving and forwarding from a short code number but Google Voice forum user commented that Google Voice numbers are not mobile numbers. They are fixed-VoIP numbers, which are classified as landlines. Their text message function is spliced on via a third-party text message gateway. You’ll need to use a true mobile phone and number to receive those shortcode messages. Hopefully, over time, more companies will stop using shortcode messages and switch to a more secure means of two-factor authentication. You can find that response by clicking here
For more information or to contact Google Voice, click https://support.google.com/voice/?hl=en#topic=1707989
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