Clearstream

Clearstream | Powerful texting software built for churches

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Clearstream Overview

What is Clearstream?

With Clearstream, you can instantly communicate with members and easily follow-up with first-time guests. Clearstream has all of the expected texting features such as text-to-join keywords, guest follow-up workflows, mass texting, two-way communication, and personalized messaging. They also take things a step further for churches by offering sub-accounts for multi-campus churches or multiple ministries, 5-digit Shortcode texting and 10-digit Longcodes, integrations with multiple church management softwares, built-in forms to capture guest information, and that is merely scratching the surface of all that Clearstream offers within their texting software. Thousands of churches, from church plants to some of the largest churches in the U.S., rely on Clearstream to instantly communicate with their people and connect with first-time guests.

Clearstream works with thousands of churches worldwide and integrates with tools your church already uses such as MailChimp, Church Community Builder, Planning Center, and more.

Clearstream Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$29,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Forever Free Plan
1 keyword and 25 messages / mo

$29 Per Month
1,250 message credits / mo
3 keywords

$49 Per Month
2,500 message credits / mo
4 keywords

$99 Per Month
6,000 message credits / mo
5 keywords

Larger monthly plans available...


Clearstream Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia
Supported Languages
English

Media

Dashboard
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Clearstream Reviews

Clearstream Reviews

Overall rating
4,8
/
5
Excellent
152

Very good
31

Average
0

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,6
Features
4,6
Ease of Use
4,7
Customer Support
4,8
100% recommended this app
Jeff R.

Does exactly what I need it to do in a simple, very fast way.

Instant communication and increased sales.


Dan S.

Great option for text message communications connected to PCO


Steven L.

Clearstream has been an amazing blessing to us as a church!


Davide C.

Seamless and good product


Charity L.

Awesome System To Use

Our experience with Clearstream has been great. The customer service has been top notch. I chose Clearstream because it had the main features we wanted, the ease of sending and responding to messages from the app that has made this most convenient to use. Clearstream was quick to answer my questions and even give us a little more access to the system to try things while we were still deciding between software.


Jeff R.

Does exactly what I need it to do in a simple, very fast way.

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/10/12
Review Source: Capterra

Instant communication and increased sales.

Pros

Running a coffee truck I need to bypass HR and speak straight to potential buyers in office buildings and areas we visit. Social media is great but has very little organic reach, so, I set up customized keywords for places I visit often, letting my customers opt into places they want to be notified about and it's as simple as sending a text straight to their cell phone. Clearstream is fast, robust, and I do everything from my cell phone with their mobile app. Their support is almost instant so if I ever hit any roadblocks it's immediately taken care of. Seriously consider them for mass communication needs, I think you'll be very happy.

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Dan S.
Industry: Religious Institutions
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Great option for text message communications connected to PCO

Used Other for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2020/02/03
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

I like that it integrates with Planning Center Online's People app. I like that it enables us to send and receive text messages based on PCO People Lists. I love that it lets us have an incoming longcode for people to be able to send us text messages. And the chat-based (and email-based when that's not available) customer service has been an outstanding support for us.

Cons

Switching between the main account and subaccounts is a bit confusing. Especially since I'm managing things more than using them, it's confusing and kind of a pain trying to manage the multiple accounts, where I'm viewing the account settings, and then I have to switch to the subaccount, but then I have to click on manage those account settings again (instead of being taken straight to the account settings since that's already where I am)…it'd be nice if those settings were just another tab down the left side or something…

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Steven L.
Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Clearstream has been an amazing blessing to us as a church!

Used Weekly for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2020/10/18
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

I enjoy the feel and ease of use. It is as very visually appealing and intuitive.

Cons

I would love to see text messages be able to be sent as emails. If I could combine this with mailchimp is would be awesome.

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Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Davide C.
Industry: Religious Institutions
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Seamless and good product

Used Other for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/09/29
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Easy to use and seamless product. Have not had any issues so far.

Cons

Haven't had any issues so far, the price point for the number of texts seems reasonable

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

Charity L.
Industry: Religious Institutions
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Awesome System To Use

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2020/08/05
Review Source: Capterra

Our experience with Clearstream has been great. The customer service has been top notch. I chose Clearstream because it had the main features we wanted, the ease of sending and responding to messages from the app that has made this most convenient to use. Clearstream was quick to answer my questions and even give us a little more access to the system to try things while we were still deciding between software.

Pros

I've been looking at and using Clearstream for a little over a month now. We were comparing it with two other pieces of software that were all in a similar price range for our usage. Clearstream was the easiest to use, to set up, and to get help with when I had random questions. While there are a few features I'd love to see added, I'm not at all sorry we chose Clearstream.

Cons

It does not integrate with our church's software for record keeping. We knew that going into it, and still chose to use it because that was minor in comparison to the features we wanted. I'd love to see the ability to set more permission for users (only access to certain lists) and for admins (to set up subscribers on lists on multiple sub accounts). I'd also like to be able to insert date (first name) from the app and not just the website.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9,3/10
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Clearstream Pricing

Clearstream Pricing

Starting from
US$29,00/month
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Forever Free Plan
1 keyword and 25 messages / mo

$29 Per Month
1,250 message credits / mo
3 keywords

$49 Per Month
2,500 message credits / mo
4 keywords

$99 Per Month
6,000 message credits / mo
5 keywords

Larger monthly plans available...

Forever Free Plan
1 keyword and 25 messages / mo

$29 Per Month
1,250 message credits / mo
3 keywords

$49 Per Month
2,500 message credits / mo
4 keywords

$99 Per Month
6,000 message credits / mo
5 keywords

Larger monthly plans available...

Value for Money
4,6/5
Based on 183 user ratings
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Clearstream Features

Clearstream Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Campaign Analysis
Campaign Management
Campaign Segmentation
Content Management
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
Email Marketing Management
Engagement Analytics
Monitoring
Multi-Channel Marketing
Real Time Analytics
Reporting & Statistics
Social Media Integration
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Features
4,6/5
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Additional information for Clearstream

Additional information for Clearstream

Key features of Clearstream

  • API
  • Analytics
  • Attendance tracking
  • Dedicated local numbers
  • Email capture
  • Export subscriber lists
  • Group management
  • Incoming message notifications
  • Keywords
  • Legal compliance
  • List importing
  • MMS & SMS
  • Manage subscribers
  • Mass texting
  • Member directory
  • Member profiles
  • Membership management
  • Mobile app
  • Multi-site management
  • Opt-ins / opt-outs
  • Organized team communication
  • Quick subscriber info editing
  • Real-time metrics
  • Receive incoming text responses
  • Schedule messages
  • Scheduling
  • Send messages
  • Shortcodes
  • Social integration
  • Track performance
  • Two-way messaging
  • URL click tracking
  • Website forms

Benefits

  • Mass texting via shortcodes.

  • Intuitive two-way communication with local numbers.

  • Deep integrations with popular ChMS and other 3rd party apps.

  • Manage text message conversations with subscribers via the inbox.

  • Master/sub accounts for multi-campus or multi-ministry setups.

  • Opt-in tools such as keywords, website forms, and more.

  • Native iOS and Android apps.

  • Clearstream FAQs

    Clearstream FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Clearstream.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Clearstream offer?

    Clearstream offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$29,00/month

    Pricing model: Free, Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Forever Free Plan 1 keyword and 25 messages / mo $29 Per Month 1,250 message credits / mo 3 keywords $49 Per Month 2,500 message credits / mo 4 keywords $99 Per Month 6,000 message credits / mo 5 keywords Larger monthly plans available...

    Q. What are the main features of Clearstream?

    Clearstream offers the following features:

    • API
    • Analytics
    • Attendance tracking
    • Dedicated local numbers
    • Email capture
    • Export subscriber lists
    • Group management
    • Incoming message notifications
    • Keywords
    • Legal compliance
    • List importing
    • MMS & SMS
    • Manage subscribers
    • Mass texting
    • Member directory
    • Member profiles
    • Membership management
    • Mobile app
    • Multi-site management
    • Opt-ins / opt-outs
    • Organized team communication
    • Quick subscriber info editing
    • Real-time metrics
    • Receive incoming text responses
    • Schedule messages
    • Scheduling
    • Send messages
    • Shortcodes
    • Social integration
    • Track performance
    • Two-way messaging
    • URL click tracking
    • Website forms

    Q. Who are the typical users of Clearstream?

    Clearstream has the following typical customers:

    Non Profit

    Q. What languages does Clearstream support?

    Clearstream supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Clearstream offer?

    Clearstream has the following pricing plans:

    Free, Subscription

    Q. Does Clearstream support mobile devices?

    Clearstream supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone

    Q. What other apps does Clearstream integrate with?

    Clearstream integrates with the following applications:

    Bitly, Church Community Builder, Facebook, Mailchimp, Slack, Twitter, Zapier

    Q. What level of support does Clearstream offer?

    Clearstream offers the following support options:

    Phone Support, Online Support, Knowledge Base, Video Tutorials, FAQs