Text Alerts

You can choose to get text alerts about the status of your Zipcar trips, such as when:

  • Your trip is upcoming

  • Your trip is about to end

  • Your trip needs to be moved

  • Your trip can be extended

In the Mobile App

How to Opt-In and Opt-Out

  • Open the Zipcar mobile app
  • Click Account and then select Notification settings
  • Toggle the Text Messages switch on or off

On the Web

For standard membership plans in the United States:

How to Opt-In and Opt-Out

  • Sign into your account here.
  • On your account page, click Notifications.


  • Toggle the Text Messages switch on or off.


For University memberships, Business memberships, and all members in Canada:

How to Opt-in

Click here to sign in to your account and navigate to contact me. From here, you will be led through the process of activating your phone number:

  1. Input your mobile phone number
  2. Receive a text message from us
  3. Reply from your mobile phone to confirm

Click which text alerts you want to receive, then click save.

How to Opt-out

You can opt-out of Zipcar alerts by texting END, STOP, QUIT, CANCEL, or UNSUBSCRIBE to 866-4ZICPAR from your mobile phone. You can also opt-out by visiting the contact settings page in your account and changing your alert preferences.


For all membership plans

Message Frequency and Pricing

5 messages per standard reservation may be sent (depending on your personal account settings). Message and data rates may apply.

Supported Carriers

US Carriers
  • Alltel
  • AT&T
  • Boost
  • Cellcom
  • Cellular South
  • Centennial
  • Cincinnati Bell
  • East Kentucky Network
  • Farmers Wireless
  • Immix Wireless
  • nTelos
  • Rural Cellular Corporation
  • Sprint
  • Suncom
  • T-Mobile USA
  • U.S. Cellular
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Virgin Mobile USA
Canadian Carriers
  • SaskTel Mobility
  • Telus Mobility
  • Bell Mobility
  • Rogers/AT&T
  • MTS Mobility
  • Virgin Mobile
  • Aliant Mobility
  • Fido Solutions
  • Northerntel Mobility
  • Telesec Mobility
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