With Twilio’s Zipwhip acquisition, it’s time to start looking for a Zipwhip alternative.
We have been talking to a lot of Zipwhip Canada customers, especially with Twilio Zipwhip’s End of Life happening on Dec. 1, 2022. Zipwhip messaging has been a staple of the text message marketing ecosystem for a long time so it makes sense that businesses are starting to get concerned about its closure.
We’ve put together some key information for current Zipwhip users and why Raange is a great alternative for you.
Key Dates and Deadlines (From Zipwhip)
|April 30, 2022: .||Final day for customers to request any changes to their contracts and subscriptions for Twilio and Zipwhip services. After this date, customers may continue using the services as contracted until the shutdown date. You can still request to cancel your account after this date as well.|
|November 30, 2022:||Final day of functionality for the Twilio Zipwhip software services. Last day that customers can send/receive messages and export data from their accounts such as messages/contacts/groups.|
|December 1, 2022:||Twilio Zipwhip software services are permanently shutdown and taken offline. User access is deactivated, and all functionality ceases.|
Businesses are rightfully concerned about the closure of Zipwhip while trying to find a similar business texting service which they can migrate to.
We’ve put together a quick comparison of Raange features that makes us a great alternative to Zipwhip.
Canadian Zipwhip Alternative: Raange
Are you looking for a ZipWhip alternative with SMS Chat and SMS Messaging capabilities? Time to do some research.
At Raange, we don’t limit the number of contacts, keywords or users per account. And all new accounts come with ALL OF OUR PREMIUM FEATURES – soak that in for a second.
Raange offers everything you had at Zipwhip – and more!
- Business messaging with one-to-on SMS Chat
- Bulk text messaging to everyone on your contact list
- Unlimited keywords creation – easy and fast
- French platform for businesses in Quebec
Raange is an affordable solution for businesses of any size. We offer simple, affordable pricing for our SMS and text marketing services. Check out our pricing page for more details.
We know at some point soon your Zipwhip login isn’t going to work, so it’s time to do your research on other business text messaging platforms. Check out this article on G2 for more information.
How to Get Started with Raange?
If you think Raange is the right business text messaging platform for you, then read on! How to get started with Raange:
- Schedule a call with our Team
We like putting a human touch to our service so we offer any new prospects a personalized demo and consultation with one of our product specialists.
During your demo, we’ll take you through the Raange platform and show you how to create keywords, play with the SMS Chat and send a test campaign right to your phone.
You can book your demo here.
- Pick your pricing plan
Our pricing plans are pretty simple: you pay a flat monthly fee that covers your toll free number and platform features and then you pay per message sent. Our monthly fee starts at $24.99 and we offer discounts on sms based on your volume. We can also charge in CAD or USD based on your preference.
All accounts include all our premium features. No prepaid credits. Cancel Anytime. Only pay for text messages you send….
You can visit our pricing page or talk to one of our sales representatives for more information.
- Upload Your Contact List
Once your account is set up, you can upload your list of contacts from Zipwhip to Raange. It’s our understanding that it can be challenging to get your contact list out of Zipwhip, so we found this “export workaround” video on Youtube.
Raange’s Contact Import feature allows you to upload all of your contacts from Zipwhip in short period of time and then start messaging with your contacts right away.
- Bring your Zipwhip phone numbers with you to Raange
You are able to bring all of your Zipwhip phone numbers from your account with you to Raange. The Raange team will set up the numbers in your account. As a result, we provide a seamless migration from Zipwhip to Raange. It can take 2-3 business days for the numbers to be switched over.
We make it easy to switch over and get started
Our team will be there with you every step of the transition from Zipwhip to Raange. You will work directly with our passionate results-focused team.
Our mobile experts will help set up your account and first campaign on the platform while providing strategic guidance on your program.
Our team is available to answer any of your questions. You can email, call or text to get started.
Get started now
Are you ready to get started? Well, let’s go:
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