SMS Acronyms

Feb 16, 2015 Edward Category 0 Comments

U WOT M8? Writing the correct content for your customers is essential in to leading a successful SMS marketing campaign. However, space is tight, there are only 160 characters to play with and you can only realistically send one message to each phone at a time. Below are some common abbreviations to help you ensure your message fit into the required space and can still be understood by the receivers.

Text speak / SMS acronyms defined

Numbers for words

  • 2 – to
  • 4 – for
  • 8 – ate

Number and Letters

  • 2b – to be
  • 2nite - Tonight
  • 2moro – tomorrow
  • 2day – today
  • B4 – before
  • 4U – For you
  • CUl8er – See you later
  • CW2CU – Can’t wait to see you
  • D8 – date
  • F2T – Free to talk
  • F8 – fate
  • Gr8 - Great
  • L8 – late
  • L8er - later
  • M8 – mate
  • NO1 – no on
  • e
  • R8 – rate
  • W84M – wait for me
  • W8N – waiting
  • WAN2 – Want to?
  • W2G – Way to go

Letters only

  • ASAP – as soon as possible
  • ADD- Address
  • BDAY – Birthday
  • BTW - Between
  • B – be
  • CU – see you
  • CL – Call
  • COZ – because
  • EOM – End of message
  • Ez – easy
  • FYI – For your information
  • HI - Hello
  • LOL – Laugh out loud
  • LUV – love
  • MIH –Make it happen
  • MUV - movie
  • NUF – enough
  • NXT - Next
  • PCM – Please call me
  • PCS – Please contribute some
  • PLS – Please
  • QT – Cutie
  • R – are
  • RPLY - Reply
  • RUOK – Are you OK?
  • SHPN – Shopping
  • SMS – Short message service
  • SMOS – Send Message over SMS
  • SPK – speak
  • SPST – Same place same time
  • THNX – Thanks
  • U - you
  • THNQ – Thankyou
  • W/O – without
  • WEL - Welcome
  • WEN – When
  • WB- Welcome back
  • WID - with
  • WKND – Weekend
  • WOT – What
  • WRK – work
  • WRU – where are you?
  • WTHN - Within
  • WUD - Would
  • WYB – Will you buy?
  • XLNT – Excellent
  • Y – Why
  • YNT – You need this!

Emotions

  •  or :o) Happy face
  •  or :O( sad face
  • ←3 Heart
  • ←:o) party
  • :-O shocked/surprised
  • ;o) wink
  • :-O wow


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Jonathan's background is in journalism. He has worked amongst other for the York Press and the Leeds Guide. He is now a freelance journalist and copywriter taking on a wide range of projects for everybody from tradesmen to Internet startups assiting with their content marketing needs.


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