Shortcode and Longcode Texting
Shortcode for Mass Texting
Quickly send text message blasts to your subscribers. Shortcode messages are delivered at 300 msgs/second, ensuring quick delivery to even your largest subscriber Lists. Our Shortcodes are connected to all U.S. wireless carriers.
Longcode for Gathering Feedback
While Shortcodes are used for sending message blasts to your subscribers, Longcodes (aka Dedicated Local Numbers) are used as a quick way for people to text in prayer requests, feedback, or comments. No need for the person to text in a Keyword first.
Keywords are words that members or visitors can text to your Shortcode to join one of your Lists. Use multiple Keywords to let people join different Lists or parts of your ministry. Our Automated Keyword Workflows are a powerful tool for following up with 1st-time visitors.
Schedule Message Blasts
Schedule out one or multiple message blasts, down to the minute. Helpful if you want to setup all message blasts for the week or month at once. Subscribers who opt-in to a List after you've scheduled your message will still receive it.
Converse with Subscribers
The Clearstream Inbox is where text conversations happen. All incoming messages received from subscribers are stored in the Inbox. Account users can respond to Inbox messages to start two-way conversations with subscribers.
Your account’s Inbox is where all incoming messages are stored. Notifications let you always know when you have a new incoming message from someone. Be notified via email, push notifications if using our mobile app or webhooks if using our API.
Organized Team Communication
Each account can have one admin and up to 25 account users. Each Inbox conversation thread displays which account user has responded to the subscriber.
Free Incoming Messages/Responses
All incoming messages, such as when a subscriber replies to a message blast or sends in a prayer request via your Longcode, are free and do not count against your account’s message credits. Only outgoing messages are counted as message credits.
Clearstream directly integrates with Planning Center Online, enabling you to automatically sync any and all PC People Lists with your Clearstream account. Synced Lists are updated every 24 hours, ensuring they are always accurate.
Our Mailchimp integration let's you automatically sync your Clearstream and Mailchimp accounts. This is helpful if you use Clearstream and Mailchimp to send welcome texts and emails to 1st-time visitors.
Integrate with your Website
Give your website visitors the option to join one of your Clearstream Lists right from your website. Like your website’s email signup form but for texting. Website forms can be fully customized to fit the look and feel of your website.
If you need a way to implement robust text messaging functionality into your own application, our REST API may be the perfect solution. Nearly all of Clearstream’s functionality, but in your application. View API documentation.
Unlimited Lists and Subscribers
Unlimited Subscribers and Lists
With every Clearstream account, you can create as many Lists as needed to segment your subscribers. You’re also not limited on the number of subscribers, regardless of the monthly plan your on.
Account User Roles
Need to give account access to multiple team or staff members? No worries. You can create up to 25 users and assign Admin or Editor roles for each user.
Import/Export Your Lists
Moving over from another texting software? Or just need to import your member database from your church management software? We make it simple. You can export your Clearstream Lists too. And your account data is yours and is never shared with 3rd parties.
Detailed Subscriber Data
View individual subscriber data such as name, mobile number, wireless carrier, opt-in date and source of opt-in. Easily edit subscriber info such as first/last name and email.
With each message blast sent you can view live, second by second data in an easy-to-read graph. See delivery rates, incoming replies, and opt-outs in real-time.
URL Click Tracking
If you send a message blast that contains a link, you can track message URL clicks. See when and how many subscribers clicked your link. Clearstream also integrates with Bit.ly, enabling you to instantly shorten any link in a message body. Like Twitter.
Message Delivery Performance
Ensure that your messages are actually being delivered. When a subscriber fails to receive your message or a number is no longer active, we’ll remove the subscriber from your list. Most providers don’t give this level of backend transparency.
Get a quick view of your best performing opt-in sources. Are your website forms outperforming your keyword opt-ins? Key data helps you make better, more informed decisions. Also know who opted-out, and when.
iOS & Android App
Download our free iOS app to manage your Clearstream account right from your iPhone. Send messages, manage your Inbox, and track account performance.
We also have a free Android app that provides the same functionality as our iOS app. Send messages, manage your Inbox, and track account performance all from your Android device.