Kahuna Mobile Marketing (discontinued) vs. SimpleTexting

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Kahuna Mobile Marketing (discontinued)
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Kahuna was a mobile marketing software solution that is no longer available, and the company is dissolved.N/A
SimpleTexting
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
SimpleTexting is an SMS marketing and text messaging service from the company of the same name headquartered in Miami Beach.
$29
per month
Pricing
Kahuna Mobile Marketing (discontinued)SimpleTexting
Editions & Modules
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500 credits
$29
per month
1,000 credits
$49
per month
2,000 credits
$79
per month
3,000 credits
$109
per month
7,500 credits
$229
per month
15,000 credits
$399
per month
25,000 credits
$549
per month
50,000 credits
$899
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Kahuna Mobile Marketing (discontinued)SimpleTexting
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Kahuna Mobile Marketing (discontinued)SimpleTexting
Top Pros
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Best Alternatives
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
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User Ratings
Kahuna Mobile Marketing (discontinued)SimpleTexting
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.2
(21 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(7 ratings)
User Testimonials
Kahuna Mobile Marketing (discontinued)SimpleTexting
Likelihood to Recommend
Discontinued Products
Well suited to boost customer engagement, to push for promotions, to send notifications, to do general customer relationship management, to analyze engagement patter, and to test for the best times to engage users to perform specific actions. It is not a CRM tool, so it cannot do in-depth customer relationship management. If users did not perform the required/intended action, it is not possible to see where the user deviated to. It is not a traffic or user behavior tracker, so it is not the most analytical tool to get detailed user behavior insights.
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SimpleTexting
SimpleTexting has been wonderful for the purposes for which we signed up. We wanted an easy-to-use platform that allowed 2-way texting, assigned a phone number, had the ability to collect phone numbers/contact easily (whether through an import or a user sign-up, spoiler SimpleTexting has both), etc. It has provided all of that and more easily, without a contract. And the platform is so easy to use for our team. One of the only issues we're having is wanting to expand our use of SimpleTexting, and using multiple options for texting (i.e., shortcode, toll-free, landline/business enabling) has been difficult on one account.
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Pros
Discontinued Products
  • Easy UI to create messages.
  • Intelligence (machine learning models) to send messages at the right time and to test different samples/cohorts.
  • Very responsive sales and customer service.
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SimpleTexting
  • SimpleTexting provides excellent value based on their messaging packages but also by allowing its customers to utilize multiple keywords. This is helpful for our organization because we utilize this software across many different departments.
  • SimpleTexting analytics and reporting is a key strength of the software. The numbers they report weigh heavily on what we determine as a success of un-successful communication campaign.
  • SImpleTexting has excellent customer service available at the click of a button. Their team has always been available and offered solutions when we have had questions or run into a problem.
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Cons
Discontinued Products
  • Additional reporting and analytics were introduced later but as a premium service.
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SimpleTexting
  • A lot of glitches and bugs, with promised fixes that keep dragging on for some time.
  • Mobile notifications are very buggy. You have to keep force-closing the app and re-opening it multiple times to get the notifications to refresh.
  • Constant toggling of 'Unread' and 'All' on mobile or desktop to get the notifications to clear and show up as opened, otherwise it will imply it's not read.
  • Also, sometimes new notifications don't show up.
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Support Rating
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
SimpleTexting
With SimpleTexting updating little things here and there almost daily. We reach out to their support team constantly. They have one of the best response rates I have ever experienced! Normally it takes less than a minute to speak to a real person, but even if they are busy they have an answer bot send you articles to see if you can solve the issue yourself first! One of the best support teams ever
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Alternatives Considered
Discontinued Products
These are the few names that I remember, but there were also a few smaller players. Kahuna offered the required features at the best pricing, their team is also very responsive in terms of reaching out, answering questions and resolving issues. The others were either too expensive or carried too many other features that we did not require.
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SimpleTexting
SimpleTexting is just simple. From the pricing to the interface, it stacks up against the competition by just being as powerful and simple as possible. No extra distractions or confusion. For our company, we wanted texting software that we could easily upsell and integrate into our overall marketing campaigns and SimpleTexting did just that.
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Return on Investment
Discontinued Products
  • Achieve 36x uplift in the number of buyers and sellers who returned.
  • Hit 42% conversion rate.
  • Got an additional 10% of monthly active users.
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SimpleTexting
  • Because we are able to reach more people through subscribing, our number of donations has increased and the number of volunteers has increased. We have gone from an average of 5 volunteers an even to 25-30. Our donations increased by 25%.
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ScreenShots

SimpleTexting Screenshots

Screenshot of Send messages to groupsScreenshot of Have 1-on-1 conversationsScreenshot of Text-to-join keywordsScreenshot of Useful, built-in apps