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Clearstream vs Text In Church

On the surface, Clearstream and Text In Church are pretty similar. You can send mass texts to your church and create automated workflows for following up with guests. As you dig deeper, you'll quickly see what sets Clearstream apart from Text In Church. Along with the product, our customer support and pricing are unmatched.

New plants to many of the largest and most influential churches in the U.S. rely on Clearstream as their texting service.

Features Compared

Clearstream Text In Church

A2P 10DLC

Yes

We cover all registration costs.

Yes

Dedicated Short Codes

Yes
No

Unlimited Keywords

Yes
Yes

Subaccounts

Yes
No

Polls

Yes
No

Templates

No
Yes

Automated Workflows

Yes
Yes

Send Menu

Yes
No

Workflow Branches

Yes
No

Plan My Visit

No
Yes

Notes - Think Google Doc via Text

Yes
No

Personalized Messaging

Yes
Yes

Picture Messaging

Yes
Yes

Send URLs

Yes

Built-in link shortener

Yes

Two-Way Texting

Yes

Short codes and long codes

Yes

Long codes only

Multiple Users

Yes
Yes

Email

Yes
Yes

Metrics

Yes

In-depth

Yes

Basic

Talk to Text

No
Yes

Unlimited Lists

Yes
Yes

Pricing Compared

Clearstream Text In Church

1,500 credits

$35/mo

$67/mo (+91%)

2,500 credits

$49/mo

$97/mo (+98%)

10,000 credits

$165/mo

$197/mo (+19%)

17,500 credits

$275/mo

$337/mo (+22%)

25,000 credits

$369/mo

$447/mo (+21%)

100,000 credits

$1349/mo

$1547/mo (+14%)

Customer Review

"I've used two other texting platforms, and Clearstream is hands down the best in every category. Usability, useful updates, clean and modern look, functionality, 3rd party integrations, pricing, tech support."

Lake Tapps

Features

Our product roadmap is built on the feedback we hear from customers. And our team is always pushing new updates. Here are a few features unique to Clearstream:

  • Subaccounts - Separate texting accounts underneath your main account, complete with its own inbox, users, integrations, keywords, etc. A subaccount is useful for ministries or departments that do a lot of texting on their own - i.e. youth, kids, and prayer.

  • Video Texting - Record and send videos in Clearstream.

  • Text Menus - Let people text a keyword or enter a workflow and receive a list of options to choose from. Once they respond, they're sent a unique set of texts.

  • Notes - Make it possible to share long-form content in your text. Think of a Google Doc but with your own subdomain URL.

Features
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Guest Follow-Up

With our recent launch of email, you can tackle guest follow-up with texting and email. Use a digital connect card and automated workflows with conditional branches. Filter and sort guests with tags, and create new profiles in your ChMS.

Guest Follow-Up

Integrations

We have deep, two-way integrations with Planning CenterRock RMS, and CCB/Pushpay. We sweat the details and are painstakingly thorough in our testing. The setup is simple, we prevent duplicate profiles, and things work like you’d think they would. For a full list of integrations and what they can do, go here.

Ker's information is pushed to Planning Center, Rock RMS, or CCB/Pushpay

Pricing

Our pricing is easy to understand and more affordable than almost all of our competitors. We have never raised our prices, and we’ve even decreased them!

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Support

Our team is extremely knowledgeable and insanely fast. Live chat, email, phone calls, and Zoom calls are included in every plan. We’re available 7 days a week, year-round, and during normal business hours our response time is usually less than 3 minutes. Hit the live chat to try it out. 

Screenshot of chat bubble when talking to support

Short Codes

Clearstream is a vetted Premiere Partner with the Short Code Registry, the registrar for all U.S. short codes. Short codes are the single-best option for mass texting, and ours average around 300 messages per second. If you need a short code, Clearstream is a no-brainer.

Dedicated shortcode icon with platform icons surrounding it

Registered A2P Number

We're experts in the ever-shifting nature of the texting industry. All your Clearstream numbers are A2P-registered at no cost to you, and your number is registered at the highest vetting possible. This significantly increases your message throughput and deliverability and helps mitigate carrier filtering.

Platform view of a mass text and the number its sending from

Metrics

View real-time, filterable, transparent metrics. See how fast your messages are sending, replies, opt outs, and we even show you message failures (yes failures happen, and we don’t hide that data). Get a weekly report every Monday morning and pull custom reports at any time to view granular data in a CSV file.

Metrics graph with Imports, Longcodes, Integrations, and Forms stats

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