How to text to a number not in your contacts?


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Feb 25, 2023
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I need to send a text to a company that is not in my contact list. I have tried to search but the results were not in reference to my question.
Short and sweet, Is it possible to do this? And why do some places only have like a 5-6 digit number to send it to?

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Welcome to Android Central! 5 or 6 digit numbers are for short-code SMS (also known as Premium SMS), and is a way for companies to send automated messages to customers for things like alerts/notifications, or simple interactive requests (e.g., "press 1 to renew your prescription").

Which company are you trying to text? Have you tried to contact their customer support to see if they even have a number that customers can text for communication?