Branch vs. Twilio

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Branch
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Branch provides a cross-platform linking and attribution platform, offering solutions that unify user experience and measurement across devices and channels. Branch powers mobile links and cross-platform measurement to more than 3 billion monthly users across the globe. It provides cross-platform marketing, engagement and measurement solution for over 50,000 apps — including Reddit, Buzzfeed, Twitch, Groupon, and many more.N/A
Twilio
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Twilio offers a CPaaS and CCaaS solution, with the combination of its programmable Voice, Video, and Messaging APIs, as well as the Twilio Flex cloud contact center. Additional capabilities include Twilio's Elastic SIP Trunking, as well as API for WhatsApp.
$0
per min per participant
Pricing
BranchTwilio
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Programmable Video
$0.0015
per min per participant
WhatsApp Business API
$0.0042
Per WhatsApp Template message sent
WhatsApp Business API
$0.005
Per WhatsApp session message
Elastic SIP Trunking
$0.007
Per min for termination
Programmable Messaging
$0.0075
per message sent or received
Programmable Voice
$0.0085
per minute to receive a call
Programmable Voice
$0.013
per min to make a call
Elastic SIP Trunking
$0.045
Per min for origination
Twilio Conversations
$0.05
per active user per month
Twilio Authy
$0.09
per authentication
Programmable Wireless
$0.1
per MB
Twilio Flex (Contact Center)
$1
per active user hour (5000 hours free)
Programmable Wireless
$2.00
per SIM card
Twilio SendGrid Email API
$14.95
per month up to 100k emails. (Up to 40k emails free for 30 days)
Twilio SendGrid Marketing Campaigns
$15
per month for 5,000 contacts and 15,000 emails. Your first 2,000 contacts are free
Twilio Flex (Contact Center)
$150
per named user per month (5000 hours free)
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BranchTwilio
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalOptional
Additional DetailsOur main platform is free to all. Some of the free products that most apps find useful are content sharing, custom onboarding, referrals and organic app search. We have specialized products (Journeys (Smart Banner), Deep Linked Email, Dynamic Ads and Data Integrations) which are typically priced by volume of a company.1. Pay-as-you-go pricing: Simple usage-based pricing means you don’t get locked into big contracts. 2. Volume discounts: Discounts trigger as your usage grows, so you always get a fair price. 3. Start building today with free trial credit and full API access.
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User Ratings
BranchTwilio
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(15 ratings)
8.7
(52 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.9
(10 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
9.6
(18 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
BranchTwilio
Likelihood to Recommend
Branch Metrics, Inc.
Branch well suited: Branch links are perfecting for embedding into our email service provider (SendGrid), paid media channels (Facebook, Google, ASA), organic media (Instagram, Facebook, content marketing, referral) and push notification platform (OneSignal) to be able to evaluate actions taken from users that clicked on those branch links. No matter the data from these links, they are accurate and are easily exported to our database and CRM to determine ROI, and find weak points in our major funnels.
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Twilio
If you have a business page on Facebook, having Twilio’s chat not feature is a must! No more missed chat messages or clients getting upset because of a delay in replies. Twilio has helped on several occasions answer simple questions, so I didn't even have to answer the chat message manually. It also enables you to recognize when spammy messages are trying to get through.
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Pros
Branch Metrics, Inc.
  • Click tracking: it integrated well with Facebook, Google, Clevertap, product, etc. to allow multiple stakeholders to use this one platform for tracking.
  • Sale attribution: it has a robust fraud detection and event deduplication in place to attribute sales correctly.
  • Smart URL: it offers different deeplinks to support basic user platforms, thus making the URL behavior smart and personalized for users.
  • Referrals: it's a ready-made platform to easily launch your refer and earn program, with all checks of fraud detection in place.
  • Social sharing: it offers various goats and cards for how a link will appear on various social media channels if shared, which is particularly helpful for marketing teams.
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Twilio
  • Easy to see my team in one place, when they log in and out and what call status they are in.
  • Twilio is a simple, user friendly way to log in and out of work activities.
  • Excellent services and support.
  • The omnichannel feature which allows agents to get request from all channels.
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Cons
Branch Metrics, Inc.
  • Multiplayers redirection is important feature. In our marketing process for [our] Ace Tutor app https://www.acetutor.io, we have a referral reward campaign for which we want to aggregate clicks from lower level links to higher level links. For example, we created unique Branch Links for 10 marketing interns, and each intern wanted to create Branch Links for their own 10 delegates, the clicks of the Branch Links from these delegates would be automatically rolled up to the right intern's Branch Link, so we can make payment following the aggregation paths. Currently, Branch Links do not support this kind of multiplayer or multi-layer redirections.
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Twilio
  • Setting up response sequences should be more intuitive like an email sequence software or a chatbot service where you can send users through flows based on actions.
  • Less code setup or having a graphical user interface to set it up would be nice then to be able to just export the code of what we need and send it over to developers.
  • Easier multi-media sending for images, videos, or files needed.
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Usability
Branch Metrics, Inc.
It's very usable. Multiple teams in the company are using it, and it never takes more than 5 mins to explain to someone how to use this.
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Twilio
Twilio has well documented APIs and examples. There are several tutorials, videos and Q&As regarding their services. So, usability is very good. I must say that advanced knowledge of telephony, API/Programming and error-handling is essential to make good use of Twilio. It's not just plug-and-play unless you are integrated with a system that has all of the programming built for it.
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Support Rating
Branch Metrics, Inc.
We have never had any issue with support response yet. In fact, they have a local POC in our city too, who routes the urgent matters to their escalation matrix.
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Twilio
I have not had to communicate with Twilio support in the last 3 years but my past experience with them has been very positive. They replied to my previous requests promptly and kept me well informed to resolve my inquiries. With their documentation that's available, I hardly imagine why anyone would need to contact support since it's all there in a concise and easy to understand format. It would probably take you longer to type out a support ticket than to just open their doc websites.
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Alternatives Considered
Branch Metrics, Inc.
Branch's links are the most consistent in the mobile space. They work across desktop and mobile, where AppsFlyer and Deeplink's didn't consistently perform in both places. Branch's measurement is more consistent across all customer touch points as well, which gives our marketing and growth teams the answers they need without any struggle.
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Twilio
I receive regular unsolicited communications from Twilio competitors but I do not have the time to review them, given there is no reason for me to switch. Twilio works great and its pricing is acceptable for our situation. Investigating point solutions for text only or voice only would complicate our infrastructure and vendor management and would require some expensive system changes.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Branch Metrics, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Twilio
Being in South Africa, direct local currency support would be nice
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Return on Investment
Branch Metrics, Inc.
  • Branch had given a profound impact on the way our users share their content.
  • Users now have more easy access to content created.
  • Users feel more motivated in creating content because they know that it is easy to share and get their content in the eyes of the target public.
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Twilio
  • Twilio WebRTC allowed us to move a bulk of our communication to the cloud, giving us a lot of visibility on how we were communicating with our customers.
  • It also gave us analytics on how much time users spent on communicating with each other over calls and helped us build features around it.
  • Twilio became the center of all communication on our platform. From chat messages to phone calls, it powered everything.
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