Text Competitions

Running a mobile short code SMS competition or drawing via mobile texts is a great way to build a database of subscribers for later marketing campaigns. Run a competition for a prize like a free massage at our spa or a free night at our hotel.

e.g. Text Competition followed by your answer to 51444.


  • Build a subscription list for remarketing. Mobile numbers are captured and put into your database
  • Brand awareness
  • Perception that your company is technologically advanced

What you will need:

How to set up a short code competition –

  1. A short code. The short code could be a free rate or regular rate short code.
  2. An account with Adikat This will give you access to the inbox, competition setup and reports.
  3. Advertising – this could be added to your current print, radio or TV advertising

Texting Competition Software

Option: Determine which option apply to the Competition. For example, If the question is ‘What is the capital of Ireland’ The options could be 1. Cork, 2. Galway, 3. Dublin, 4. Sligo

Auto-Response (optional): Create an auto-response for each option. When someone texts in the option, for example Cork, the response could be; it’s not the official capital of Ireland.
Note: responses can use the Irish Fada

Win/Lose: Select whether the option if the correct answer or the wrong answer.

Group (optional): Select a per-configured group, in order to automatically add contact to the group.

Screenshot of Competition option setup
Screenshot of Competition option setup


Set Up FeeOne Time€185
Monthly Campaign
Reg Rate Short Code
Monthly : 1 Keyword€58.50
Additional KeywordsMonthly : per Keyword€29.00
Bulk Texting [optional]per Text€0.043
  • Monthly Fee includes all inbound texts and software
  • Minimum Plan contract period 6 months

Get in Touch

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