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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon SNS

Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) is well suited for applications built on event driven architecture. It makes it easy to log and track events in real time from the source to the destination. The permissions should be configured properly in order to use SNS else while implementing you can come across Access Denied errors. The dashboards are difficult to maintain to track the utilization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TextMagic

It is well suited for our small company. We have employees in multiple states; some without company email; and many without company devices to check email during non-business hours
Alissa Hamilton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Amazon SNS

  • Built in for quicker setup within AWS ecosystem.
  • Trusted as you control the users and configuration via IAM and easy access controls.
  • Can be sent to S3 simple storage or for long term storage if required.
  • Can be used in many regions, same configs.
Rob Domenico | TrustRadius Reviewer

TextMagic

  • Easy to use
  • Reminders when our balance is low, we never have to worry about going to send a text and not having enough credits
  • Multiple users are able to work off of the same account
  • Detailed records kept of each text conversation
Courtney Kuzmich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon SNS

  • At times you receive access denied errors which are annoying.
  • Rarely do you receive internal failure errors where you can't access the information. It is rare but it does happen.
  • You are required to add an MWS Authentication Token every so often. I wish it would pull that information automatically for you so you don't have to go searching for it.
Jackson Gordon | TrustRadius Reviewer

TextMagic

  • Connection between other services ERP, CRM and slack.
  • Textmagic is a tool for kids who want to SMS chat.
  • The possibility to change the SMS provider to Twilio or others. It is not legal to forbid that but they find a way to bypass that.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon SNS

Amazon SNS 8.5
Based on 12 answers
Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) is a fairly simple tool to use, with the only complexity coming around creating new endpoints. Sending messages and transferring them to clients is an "it just works" out of the box solution, and on that basis, I have to say this tool does its job well, and easily.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TextMagic

No score
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Support Rating

Amazon SNS

Amazon SNS 8.6
Based on 17 answers
Amazon Simple Notification Sevices (SNS) support depends on your usage pattern and definitely on your support plan as an enterprise with AWS. Before reaching out to support you should read their documentation, as they have mentioned almost all the common issues and their solutions there. However, for specific issues, they generally respond in 1-2 business days.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TextMagic

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Alternatives Considered

Amazon SNS

Amazon Simple Notification Service and PagerDuty have been used by various organizations. Amazon SNS is ideal if you're within an AWS environment. PagerDuty is used when we are working outside of Amazon Web Services. Though PagerDuty is more expensive than Amazon SNS they do have better reporting capabilities in specific areas.
Bob Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

TextMagic

We have our company cell phones through AT&T and we researched setting up a text blasting service through them. It would have been a very expensive option and it made no sense to spend that kind of money when TextMagic does everything we need it to do for a minimal investment
Alissa Hamilton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon SNS

  • Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) saved us a lot of extra coding time by providing straightforward functionality we needed in our ad campaign automation tool.
  • Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) allows us to maintain a consistent, serverless model within our applications.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TextMagic

  • For the price we pay, I cannot think of any negative impact. It is very affordable. We usually pay $50 at a time and that will last us a month or so.
Courtney Kuzmich | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Amazon SNS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Amazon SNS Editions & Modules

Edition
API Requests0.501
Notification Deliveries0.502
API Requests & Payload Data0.013
  1. per 1 million requests
  2. per million notifications
  3. per 1 million
Additional Pricing Details

TextMagic

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

TextMagic Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Pay as You Go Plan0.041
  1. per outbound text
SaaS Edition
Pay as You Go Plan0.041
  1. per outbound text
Additional Pricing Details
Pay only for outbound text messages. Inbound SMS is free.

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