Telegram vs. Textmagic

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Telegram
Score 8.8 out of 10
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Telegram is an open source and free messaging app with a focus on speed and security. Telegram can be used on all devices at the same time — messages sync across any number of phones, tablets or computers. Telegram boasts over 500 million monthly active users and is one of the 10 most downloaded apps in the world.N/A
Textmagic
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Textmagic is an SMS communication platform for businesses. It facilitates direct engagement with customers through messaging, offering tools for marketing campaigns, customer support, and notifications. Its suite of features includes personalized messages, automation capabilities, and detailed analytics, providing a solution for businesses looking to harness the immediacy and reach of SMS.
$20
per month
Pricing
TelegramTextmagic
Editions & Modules
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Pay as You Go Plan
$0.05
per outbound text
Pay as You Go Plan
$0.05
per outbound text
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
TelegramTextmagic
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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TelegramTextmagic
Small Businesses
WhatsApp Business
WhatsApp Business
Score 8.1 out of 10
Telegram
Telegram
Score 8.8 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
WhatsApp Business
WhatsApp Business
Score 8.1 out of 10
Telegram
Telegram
Score 8.8 out of 10
Enterprises
WhatsApp Business
WhatsApp Business
Score 8.1 out of 10
Telegram
Telegram
Score 8.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
TelegramTextmagic
Likelihood to Recommend
9.9
(9 ratings)
9.0
(9 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
TelegramTextmagic
Likelihood to Recommend
Open Source
Telegram has been very well suited for family video calls and conversations where detailed and private information is being shared. Video calling is fantastic and I'm so thrilled that they added group video calls now! The video quality is also so good that I've been able to use it to make virtual portrait sessions happen. I just don't use this for sending out formal contracts and things like that. I feel like email still needs to be used for those scenarios, but any client that just wants a secure way of communicating with me about their private family matters...this is THE app to use!
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Textmagic
TextMagic is a wonderful solution for small businesses or non-profits just adding an SMS text service to their marketing outreach program. Very easy to set up and use. Customers seem to like SMS as a method of communication. Easily lets you keep in touch with them at a very nominal cost. Immediate feedback if they respond to your text on the dashboard through chat.
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Pros
Open Source
  • Easy to use and user friendly
  • Collaborating application
  • File sharing
  • Audio and video calling feature
  • Instant messaging
  • Channel and group formation
  • Data security
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Textmagic
  • Employees can connect via text messages using two-way chat messages.
  • Emails can be converted to text messages and sent as SMS.
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Cons
Open Source
  • It is so safe to use that many users can share anything, including private pictures of anyone, even nudity as well. That is horribly disgusting.
  • They should restrict those users who run nudity in the Telegram groups and community.
  • Otherwise, I don't have any problem[s with] Telegram. I am a very satisfied user of Telegram.
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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.
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Likelihood to Renew
Open Source
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Textmagic
I am very happy with how TextMagic is working. I don't see a reason to spend time searching for another solution when this works great at a good price. Customers have shown a good response to the text messages we have send. Very small percentage unsubscribed (but that was automated/easy).
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Usability
Open Source
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Textmagic
It has been very easy to use TextMagic to set up. The calculator showing character count which relates to cost is easy to see and adjust. The scheduling portion is also easy to set up and edit if needed. You can see history to copy wording if you need to. I have suggested to other friends that do not have a text service.
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Alternatives Considered
Open Source
I used WhatsApp Business but it's limited. I can add only 250+/- members to the WhatsApp group. But in Telegram, it's 200000. So this is a big opportunity to promote my event. Telegram has much more user data privacy and company transparency than Signal. I am using both but telegram for vas communication
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Textmagic
TextMagic just worked. Where Trello seemed like we needed to jump through a bunch of hoops to get it working, TextMagic was simple to set up. Everything seemed streamlined and easy to manage.
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Return on Investment
Open Source
  • Easy reach for our customers with accurate information and supported media
  • Instant audio and visual sharing
  • Reach more guests and customers easily
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Textmagic
  • It's just a small part of our communications with employees but they appreciate it very much!
  • It is a very cost effective communications tool.
  • There is no negative impact. I just need to remember to update the contact lists with any employee changes.
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