Finding the Best Mass Texting Service For Your Ministry

Brian Sun

Finding The Best Mass Texting Service For Your Ministry.

We’ve sorted through the billions of mass texting services (see the complete list at the bottom) out there and chose the two most stable and solid web-based options for your ministry: Signal and Tatango.

How Signal And Tatango Are Different.



  • Free for up to 500 subscribers
  • Easy to use
  • Includes tools for email and social media
  • Requires trickery to send texts from smartphone.
  • Costs $24/mo for 0-250 subscribers
  • Easier to use than Signal
  • Specializes in mass texting
  • Can easily send texts from a smartphone.

If you want the simplest solution, you’re primarily going to be sending from a smartphone, and you don’t mind paying, go with Tatango.

If you don’t mind a little simple smartphone trickery, you don’t want to pay anything, and you want something easy to use, go with Signal.

How-to guides for both are next.


Note: There’s a service called GroupMe that’s free, easier to use than both of these, and has apps for every platform imaginable. But, it’s not a broadcast service–it’s more of a chat service. Every person on the list can send a text to everyone else. So you might want to consider using GroupMe in smaller, trusted contexts, similarly to how you might have used a listserv in the past.

Here’s a list of the mass texting services we checked out for this post:

Texting services:

By Brian Sun | Posted: Feb 15, 2012
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