Setting up your SMS notifications is a great way to communicate directly with your customers 1 on 1 via your business landline via your Thryv software or Thryv mobile APP.
If you run into an error message you will now be able to request a new number that will be used solely for the purposes of sending text messages to your customers. We will assign you a new call tracking number that will direct any and all calls to your business number and in addition, it will allow you to send direct messages to your customers from that phone number via your Thryv software.
How to determine if you need to request a new number
There are 2 types of SMS Notification error messages that you may encounter.
The error message “This number is not assigned to your org” means that either you or your phone provider have already text-enabled your number with another company or that the carrier of your number doesn't allow it. There are 3 buckets this error will fall into. They are as follows:
- Number is already provisioned by Zipwhip and the business is using Zipwhip software to text their customers from that main number.
- Number is blanket text enabled by a carrier in the business. Like Ringcentral, Flowroute, Vonage, etc.
- Number is blanket text enabled by carrier Bandwidth
The error message "the phone_number specified is not eligible for service" usually means that the number is designated as mobile.
Once you encounter an error message a new "Request A Number" box will appear. Click on the box.
Ensure that the number listed is the same number you have as your business phone number in Thryv. Click the "Request a Number" box.
Once you have requested the number, we will provision a new number for you and we will activate the SMS Notifications on your behalf. You will receive a Thryv inbox message once it's complete. Once you receive the message you will be able to go back into Settings>Business Info>SMS Notifications and see your new number.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This number and functionality will only be used on transactional or one to one messages with your clients. In order to implement SMS Text Marketing Campaigns, you will first need to claim a keyword under Settings>Campaigns>Campaign Keyword. Click here to read more about setting up your campaigns.
You are ready to start texting!