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Wednesday, June 7th, 2023 11:23 PM

Text numbers in code

Instead of the actual phone number appearing I see a lot of codes in the usage details for messages. How can I know the number that they belong to?

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6 months ago

Hey @arodz1975, we completely understand wanting to know who's texted or called you. Let's look into this together.


Since you mentioned these codes are appearing in the usage section for messages, then these are most likely Short Code numbers. Short Codes are 5-6 digit phone numbers that are often used by companies to send out SMS or MMS to users, these numbers are often used to send out one-time verification codes via text. 

You can check which code corraltes to each number yourself by checking the time stamp on the usage log and comparing it to the conversation history on your texting app, though please be aware that the timestamp can be up to 4 hours delayed.


We hope this helps clear this up, and let us know if you still need help figuring out what these codes are in your usage log. We'll be able to research this further with examples.

Dylan, AT&T Community Specialist

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