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Text Message Ministry [Updated x2]

Our ministry made the decision to start using a text message solution for our students and parents. I’m curious to see what you guys use for your service. I’ve complied a list of a couple text messaging solutions to get the list started. Let me know if you find any other solutions.

What we use right now:
Tatango– Starts at $24.00 a month with 300 messages and 2 keywords. It comes with a free 30 day trial and you can cancel anytime. You can also send to multiple groups. iPhone friendly.

Other options:
SimplyTXT– This service is by Simply Youth Ministry. Starts at $10.00 a month with 50 contacts, 1 group, 30 group messages, no keywords. A free trial is offered.

EzTexting– Pay as you go option (2.5 cents for standard messages), Monthly plans start at $10.00 with 400 standard messages, $25 per keyword. A free trial is offered.

TextChurch– Plans start at $24.95 for 350 messages. No contract.

TextMarks– Free ad-supported option. Includes 3 keywords with unlimited messages. Non-ad versions provided starting at $9.95. (Thanks Keith! Twitter: Keith_Parker1)

[Updated]

Trumpia– Our ministry is now using this service instead of Tatango.

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