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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 into our product, you'll quickly see what sets Clearstream apart from Text In Church and every other texting provider. Along with the product, our customer support and pricing is unmatched.

New plants to many of the largest and most influential churches in the U.S. rely on Clearstream for their text communications.

Product

Our platform is extremely fast, easy to use, and beautiful to look at. It’s not bloated with unnecessary features and our back-end can handle enormous payloads. Compare Clearstream to any other platform, you’ll very quickly see.

Platform screenshot with phone mock-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

Features

Our product roadmap is built on the feedback we hear from our customers. Text-to-join keywordstext menuslive polls, multiple inboxes, conditional branches,  subaccounts, scheduled messages, and more.

A text menu when someone texts the keyword "connect" Options are I'm new, Volunteer, Giving, and Prayer

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! For a side by side comparison just scroll to the bottom of this page.

Jar of coins artwork

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 top application provider 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

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

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

Clearstream vs Text In Church

Clearstream Text In Church

A2P 10DLC

Yes
Yes

Dedicated Short Codes

Yes
No

Unlimited Keywords

Yes
Yes

Subaccounts

Yes
No

Polls

Yes
No

Automated Workflows

Yes
Yes

Send Menu

Yes
No

Workflow Branches

Yes
No

Plan My Visit

No
Yes

Notes

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

Templates

Yes
Yes

Multiple Users

Yes
Yes

Email

stay tuned!

Yes

Metrics

Yes

in-depth

Yes

basic

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%)

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