Zipwhip Messaging Shutdown: 5 Answers to Your Lingering Questions

October 11, 2022 | By Sam Pelton
Zipwhip Messaging Shutdown: 5 Answers to Your Lingering Questions

If you’re a current Zipwhip user, you already know that Zipwhip is shutting down.

Now’s the time to switch to an easy SMS platform that allows you to keep all your current Zipwhip account data.

Because once the shutdown happens, you’ll lose access to all of that account info - including your phone number, contact database, and inbox conversations.

(And losing your data means you’ll have to start from scratch in order to keep texting like you’re currently doing. Nobody wants that hassle!)

But how do you know which platform to switch to? You don’t have time to do a ton of research on texting software.

So we’ll walk you through some of the questions that are inevitably on your mind, so that you can find the solution that’s right for you.

Can I Keep My Zipwhip Messaging Number?

You sure can!

Many texting platforms will allow you to keep your messaging number.

And porting over that number can take as little as a few hours. So make sure the platform you choose has an easy way to transfer your number over.

That way, all you need to do is let a representative know what your current phone number is, and they’ll handle the rest.

Your recipients will continue to receive your texts from the same phone number they've always received from. So they won’t even know the difference - which means there’s no need to waste time notifying everyone.

Can I Move Over My Zipwhip Messaging Contacts? (And How?)

The answer is yes!

Some platforms will allow you to move over all of your Zipwhip messaging contacts in just a few minutes. What’s even better is that you don’t even have to do the work yourself if you don’t want to.

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Just ask a rep for help getting your contacts moved over, and some providers will do it all for you, for free.

But if you’d prefer to do it yourself, you can. You’d just first need to pull your contacts’ data from your Zipwhip account.

Although Zipwhip doesn’t have an easy way to export the contacts from their service, you can check out this workaround, or you can contact Zipwhip support to request your data.

Once you have your contacts’ data, you can import a spreadsheet into your new texting platform and voila! Transition complete.

Can I Import My Zipwhip Messaging Conversations?

Yes, yes, and yes!

Find a platform that will allow you to port over your current conversations.

Just let a representative know that you want that data transferred over, and they’ll handle it all.

That way, you won’t have to start from ground zero.


Is It as Easy as Zipwhip Messaging?

There are many platforms that are simple to set up and use.

Look for a platform you can master in just 5 minutes.

Find something that’s got bells and whistles in case you need them, but with a user-friendly design - a simple tool to get a simple job done: texting your customers and employees.

And the best way to make learning a new platform as easy as possible (and to make sure you’re getting everything that you want to get out of your texting platform) is to get free one-on-one training with a texting expert.

It’s the “white glove” treatment.

Some platforms will allow you to schedule a demo at your convenience to get a free consultation. That way, your whole team can see how to use it and can ask any questions.

And with this one-on-one training, you can get a personal walkthrough to help with the transition processes mentioned above:

  • Transitioning over your current Zipwhip messaging phone number
  • Transitioning over your current Zipwhip messaging contacts
  • Transitioning over your current Zipwhip messaging conversations

You’ll have everything you need to continue using text alerts with a seamless transition from Zipwhip to your new platform.

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Is It Affordable?

Look for a platform with affordable pricing to fit in your budget.

No need to spend hundreds per month unless it’s warranted by how much you use the texting platform.

Get Your Zipwhip Messaging Account Switched Over

You can get your Zipwhip messaging account seamlessly switched over in no time, with our texting platform Mobile Text Alerts.

With Mobile Text Alerts, you can:

  • Keep your Zipwhip number
  • Transfer over your contacts
  • Transfer over your conversations

You’ll also get a platform that’s both easy to use and affordable (with plans starting at $19/month).

And, if you switch now, you can get 50% off your first month using the promo code ZIPWHIP (just enter the code at checkout to claim the discount).

But naturally, you have more questions about switching your Zipwhip account over to a new platform.

So go ahead and give Mobile Text Alerts a call to chat with someone 1-on-1. That way, you can get a full feel for how it all works and get all your questions answered.

Dial (531) 739-8280 or click below to speak to a rep.

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