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Best Short Code Texting Alternative?

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Marko Zivanovic

Content Manager

Shared short codes are going away

If you try to get a shared short code, you will find that most wireless carriers will turn down your request.

On the other hand, if your business already uses a shared short code you are not in an enviable situation. Thanks to strict rules, your shared short code can be blocked – even if you are following every regulation. And if that happens, it is final. No more turning it on after 24 hours. It’s permanent.

With this massive change in the texting industry, it’s no wonder that small business owners are looking for affordable short code texting alternatives. After all, the main benefit of a shared short code was affordability, in contrast to a dedicated one which could go up to $1000.

Referrizer as the best short code texting alternative for local businesses.


Same as a short code, in Referrizer, you also have available keywords that your customers can send via SMS to claim discounts or rewards.

What is the difference?

The problem with shared short codes is that most of the keywords are already taken. In most cases, you need to improvise and hope that your customers don’t make a typo and opt into a totally different business.

In Referrizer, you get a dedicated 10-digit phone number your customers will always use to reach out to only you. And best of all, you can set an unlimited number of keywords for FREE, which means better segmentation and a larger target group.

Text marketing

Once you have people opting in by sending a keyword, you are now able to send promotional messages.

What is the difference?

As the best short code texting alternative, Referrizer allows you to create text marketing campaigns and reach out to your customers – without breaking a sweat.

To boost the efficiency of your text marketing, you can find free, exclusive text message templates that follow the best marketing and text communication principles.

2-way text messaging

When you use a short code, if customers decide to respond to your promotion message…nothing will happen. You will never receive the message, and the customer will never get the answer to the question.

What is the difference?

In Referrizer, you have an easy-to-use messaging app that turns a one-sided communication into a warm and relationship-building chat with your customers.

You will be able to exchange messages with customers from your phone, computer or tablet – without any cost.

CRM for your contacts

With an unlimited number of keywords available to you, you can expect that customers will come from different sources.

What is the difference?

Our CRM tool allows you to implement advanced segmentation of your leads and customers, so you can craft highly targeted text marketing campaigns that see enormous engagement.

Schedule a demo now to see if Referrizer is the right fit for your business.

Marko Zivanovic

Content Manager

I use engaging words and strategic approaches to create content that converts.

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Marko Zivanovic

Content Manager

I use engaging words and strategic approaches to create content that converts.

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