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Bulk SMS service going away? Upgrade to Whispir

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Todd Kamp

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Jan 19, 2022
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Zipwhip, the professional text message provider, has shuttered its digital doors. And Twilio, its new parent company, has no plans to replace the bulk SMS service. But for those looking for a fast Twilio replacement, don’t worry, we have the perfect solution to help you continue your business text messaging, and more.

As a company dedicated to helping businesses connect on a deeper, more rewarding level with their customers, Whispir wants to ensure businesses are not left without a paddle. After all, as a small business, there’s no time to manually contact customers or settle for a lesser Twilio / Zipwhip alternative.

But enough talk. See how Whispir stacks up against Twilio’s communication APIs. You can also see how we're more than just a Zipwhip replacement right here.


Messaging platform usability

Twilio / Zipwhip

Twilio is designed for developers. This means you’ll need a deep technical understanding of APIs, binds, and trunking, or you'll need to bring on in-house developers. This can be incredibly costly, especially for teams without the bandwidth or budget to do so.


Whispir is a no-code platform designed with the end user in mind. Our drag-and-drop builder allows you to easily craft unique messages that are custom to your brand and audience, then set automatic workflows that intelligently engage recipients. Plus, if you send bulk SMS for business outreach, you can utilize one of our many preset templates to send mass text messages quickly - and professionally - with very little effort.


Message pricing

Twilio / Zipwhip

Twilio’s messaging rates can be a bit confusing depending on the carrier being used - and what type of number it is. There are also additional fees and a number of stipulations.


Whispir plans are built with SMBs in mind. Which means, we can flex to the type of business messaging that makes sense for you and your business goals.

For as little as $29 USD per month, Whispir gives you SMS software PLUS so much more.

Choose which tier works best for your digital messaging needs:

Starter – $29/month

Growth – $149/month plus all Starter benefits

Accelerator – $499/month plus Starter and Growth benefits

Enterprise – Contact us to learn more


Platform support

Twilio / Zipwhip

·  Twilio runs operations remotely and there is not always a presence in every area they work

·  Twilio’s message scheduling is only in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

·  Twilio’s documentation doesn’t always keep up with its current functionality


·  Whispir has a local customer service number in all countries where we have offices

·  Whispir supports 60+ different time zones to ensure messaging is more likely to be read and actioned on

·  Whispir offers ongoing account management and solutions architecture services to maximize value


Message security

Twilio / Zipwhip

Twilio is certified under ISO/IEC 27001 and supports TLS 1.2 encryption.


Whispir is also an ISO27001-certified organization. We use secure links that require 2FA authentication and offer both cloud and non-cloud encryption stores. We’re also proud of our Tier 2 Assessment on the CyberGRX Exchange, which is available upon request.

Additionally, Whispir is independently audited by the British Standards Institute (BSI) and our data security policies and practices reflect industry best practices. Whispir provides physical and application-level security controls allowing you to manage who has access to your data.

And that’s just a start. With a wide range of advanced features, Whispir is much more than an SMS messaging platform.

While the loss of Zipwhip may be forcing you to search for the best Twilio alternative for your bulk SMS efforts, it’s also the perfect opportunity to scale up your entire communication strategy. From SMS messages to email to voice messaging, WhatsApp, text-to-speech, automated workflows, and smart reporting, Whispir’s communication channels are designed to help SMBs work at an enterprise level without breaking the bank.

Zipwhip will be gone before you know it. Try Whispir for free with a 14-day trial

Still have questions? See how Whispir does more than just replace Zipwhip by upgrading your messaging capabilities.

If you’re already looking to make a switch, don’t hesitate to chat with our sales team:

·  United States +1 720 310 3167

·  Australia +61 3 8630 9900

·  Southeast Asia +65 6816 0366

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