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June 2019 Features, Fixes and Forecast

Time once again to give you an update about what the PastorsLine team has been doing and a peek into what’s upcoming.

First and foremost—we thank our client partners for their patience and their excellent feedback. Many of the things on our ‘To Do’ list were inspired by your requests. We’re totally pleased because our goal is to shape PastorsLine to reflect what YOU need, not what we think you need.

Here’s an overview of the highlights since last time…

Current App (V1) Updates

While we revamp our app, we know it's important to solve any issues or complete any critical feature requests we promised in our current app version.

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Managing the User Groups

We made it easier for you to see the groups in your PastorsLine app when attempting to…

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Smarter Keyword Capture

Exciting news. We know how frustrating it can be when you set up a campaign keyword like…

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MailChimp Creation Logic

MailChimp recently made changes to their free tier. You can’t create more than one list (now called…

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Rebrandly Integration

Mobile carriers may reject the text messages sent via PastorsLine.  There are known and unknown reasons why…

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Breeze ChMS Integration

We are so excited to share with you our newest integration. PastorsLine now integrates with the Breeze ChMS! This…

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Carrier Violation – Automatic Reprocessing

Mobile carriers may reject the text messages sent via PastorsLine.  There are known and unknown reasons why…

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Receiving Notifications for Multiple Numbers

Any admin can now receive notifications for all the numbers on their account. This wasn’t always the…

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Smart Syncing: No email?

Smart Syncing checks a contact’s full name, phone, and email. In rare cases, Smart Syncing does not…

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Data Capture: Own Views

People in a group might have gotten there via a PastorsLine Data Capture Campaign (automated messages campaign…

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Voice Broadcasts: Scheduling

Scheduling your voice broadcast is now simpler. You can do it right from the Send Broadcast pop…

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Carrier Violations: Override and Send Anyway

Mobile phone carriers are doing their best to cut down on spam texts. As a result, they…

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Groups: More Filters

In the PastorsLine app, on the Groups and Keywords page, there are three more filters for you…

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SMS Birthday Wishes: See Sending Times

Should you send birthday greetings on the day of the birthday or before? To help you decide,…

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Automated Messages Campaign (AMC): Improvements

Our PastorsLine team has been working closely with a team of testers. The results are significant improvements…

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Project Revamp: Web App (V2) Updates

While we revamp our app, we know it's important to solve any issues or complete any critical feature requests we promised in our current app version. Here are some updates.

Why you should not sign up to use PastorsLine Web

Cost reduction to number lookup/checking

Checking numbers is cheaper. Each check (or recheck) only costs 0.5 credits. Even more of a reason…

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Sending messages: Short code 77411 default

PastorsLine has made it easier for churches who wish to use our dedicated short code when sending…

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HUB: Add someone to a Group

Let’s say you are in the HUB. You want to send a group message, but before you…

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Short/Long code: additional messages and warnings

Due to increased carrier filtering, bulk text messages sent via a long code (10 digit, local number)…

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Move over to the new HUB!

Our HUB has been in beta for over 1 year! (How time flies!) We are beginning to…

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Reprocessing of Failed Messages

To increase deliverability of messages, we have improved our automatic reprocessing system. This notice is relevant for…

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Site feedback bot

On the PastorsLine website, you will see our online chat option (yellow arrow below). Besides asking us…

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Smart Syncing: Improvements

We want to clarify how smart syncing works. The first time smart syncing checks a contact it…

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Carrier Data for Canadian phone numbers

Previously Canadian carriers gave us free access to use our Look-up API. This is a feature which…

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Project Revamp: Mobile App Updates

Text Messaging Service For Churches

Group voice broadcast option from Mobile app

Sending a group voice broadcast from your mobile phone Get into our PastorsLine mobile app. Click on…

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Messages: Read more

If the number of characters in your message is greater than 400, it will be collapsed. The…

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Credit Estimate: a clearer name

At the bottom of this image is the information: Credit Estimate (brown arrow below).   The original…

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Mobile app: Sound with push notifications

When you are using PastorsLine via our mobile app, you should hear a sound notification. This includes…

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Short code keywords (SCK)

In their continuing effort to reduce spam, mobile carriers are filtering vigorously. They are currently filtering bulk…

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Short/Long code: additional messages and warnings

Due to increased carrier filtering, bulk text messages sent via a long code (10 digit, local number)…

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Site feedback bot

On the PastorsLine website, you will see our online chat option (yellow arrow below). Besides asking us…

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Easier to make a call from your mobile phone

It is now easier to access your mobile phone’s microphone. Specifically, we have added a phone call…

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Commercial Long Code SMS Product and Fee Structure Changes on Verizon

Delayed Upcoming commercial long code SMS product and fee structure changes on Verizon On August 1, 2019,…

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Critical updates to church texting that you need to know.

This blog highlights some critical changes that are affecting churches who use texting, explains why it’s happening,…

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Adding toll-free numbers

One of the workarounds to the more aggressive mobile carrier spam filtering is adding a toll-free number….

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Mobile App: Don’t Clear Messages

You typed in a group message. You go to send, and the pop-up says you don’t have…

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