Affordable subscriptions with low-cost SMS Text Message rates

The CommunityAlerts.ie model is to keep Text Alert affordable for groups of all sizes. Our model essentially involves a low-cost monthly service fee and in exchange for this you will receive cost-price text messaging at just 3.5 cent + VAT per SMS. The monthly service fee is determined by group size and the breakdown is included for Small, Medium and Large groups in the table below. This model was implemented during 2014 and there are no plans to alter it at any time in the future.

Small Group
0-200 Subscribers

€19 per month

  • Cost Price Text Messaging:
    3.5 cent each
  • 100 free SMS text message credits!
  • 24:7 link up to your Garda Station
  • Send alerts up to 200 subscribers
  • Free alerts to smartphone subscribers
  • 3 free well-being notification subscriptions
  • Your subscribers can pay online
  • Free Community Website Portal
  • Free integration with all alert providers (Gardai, Councils, Met Eireann, more)

Try free for 30 days

Medium Group
200-400 Subscribers

€27 per month

  • Cost Price Text Messaging:
    3.5 cent each
  • 100 free SMS text message credits!
  • 24:7 link up to your Garda Station
  • Send alerts up to 400 subscribers
  • Free alerts to smartphone subscribers
  • 3 free well-being notification subscriptions
  • Your subscribers can pay online
  • Free Community Website Portal
  • Free integration with all alert providers (Gardai, Councils, Met Eireann, more)

Try free for 30 days

Large Group
> 400 Subscribers

€35 per month

  • Cost Price Text Messaging:
    3.5 cent each
  • 100 free SMS text message credits!
  • 24:7 link up to your Garda Station
  • Send alerts to unlimited subscribers
  • Free alerts to smartphone subscribers
  • 3 free well-being notification subscriptions
  • Your subscribers can pay online
  • Free Community Website Portal
  • Free integration with all alert providers (Gardai, Councils, Met Eireann, more)

Try free for 30 days


SMS Cost Comparison with our competitors

CommunityAlerts.ie SMS Credits are cost-price at just 3.5 cent each If you shop around you will find that our competitors may not charge a monthly service fee, but they will charge almost double the price for text messaging. This means that groups who regularly use Text Alert are punished by other providers with higher rates. This can be compared to "Ready to go versus bill pay" phone plans ... our competitors are like a "Ready to go" service that has much higher running costs for calls and texts. Our model is more akin to the bill pay phone plan which, after the subscription fee, is far more cost effective and also includes better services. If you are not convinced of our model then use the comparison tool between our SMS rates and those of our closest competitor who charge almost double for text messaging. Use the table below to get an instant quotation from our low-cost SMS service. We will also display how much our competitors charge for the same amount. Because we provide our SMS to you at cost price we know our prices will not be beaten. Sample rates as follows:
CommunityAlerts.ie = 3.5 cent + VAT per SMS message. 1000 messages = €43
Competitor = 6 cent + VAT per SMS message. 1000 messages = €73.80

 
  • Unit Cost: 3.5 cent
  • Base Amount: €87.50
  • VAT @ 23%: €20.13
  • Total Due: €107.63
  • Our competitors charge €185 for the same amount of SMS credits. You'd have just saved €77 by using CommunityAlerts.ie
  • Unit Cost: 3.5 cent
  • Base Amount: €87.50
  • VAT @ 23%: €20.13
  • Total Due: €107.63
  • Our competitors charge €185 for the same amount of SMS credits. You'd have just saved €77 by using CommunityAlerts.ie
  • Unit Cost: 3.5 cent
  • Base Amount: €175.00
  • VAT @ 23%: €40.25
  • Total Due: €215.25
  • Our competitors charge €369 for the same amount of SMS credits. You've just saved €154 by using CommunityAlerts.ie
  • Unit Cost: 3.5 cent
  • Base Amount: €262.50
  • VAT @ 23%: €60.38
  • Total Due: €322.88
  • Our competitors charge €553 for the same amount of SMS credits. You've just saved €230 by using CommunityAlerts.ie
  • Unit Cost: 3.5 cent
  • Base Amount: €350.00
  • VAT @ 23%: €80.50
  • Total Due: €430.50
  • Our competitors charge €738 for the same amount of SMS credits. You've just saved €308 by using CommunityAlerts.ie
  • Unit Cost: 3.5 cent
  • Base Amount: €525.00
  • VAT @ 23%: €120.75
  • Total Due: €645.75
  • Our competitors charge €1107 for the same amount of SMS credits. You've just saved €461 by using CommunityAlerts.ie
  • Unit Cost: 3.5 cent
  • Base Amount: €700.00
  • VAT @ 23%: €161.00
  • Total Due: €861
  • Our competitors charge €1476 for the same amount of SMS credits. You've just saved €615 by using CommunityAlerts.ie

How we differ from our competitors

You get a far superior Text Alert service with CommunityAlerts.ie. Our competitors simply send out your messages, and little else. Our service offers a range of add-ons and management tools that cater for the entire life cycle of Text Alert. In our view, sending texts is just the beginning of our role. We do not generate revenue from the individual messaging as we provide them at cost price, so it is in our interest to keep your running costs down as much as possible and we are very good at this. If your local Garda station is trigger happy with the alerts then it will add up in terms of SMS costs. We allow you to filter any incoming Garda alerts so that just your committee are initially alerted. If an alert isn't relevant to your locality then you can ignore this and make a saving each time. Our competitors offer no such filters and will be happy to see you issue as many SMS as possible. We also offer a free smartphone app to your subscribers to get alerts (much like a one-way WhatsApp service). App Alerts and notifications are completely free for your subscribers and the App is a free download for iPhone and Android devices. We are happy to use the monthly service fee as our sole revenue model for Community Text Alert, safe in the knowledge your individual alert costs are as low as possible and our service is better.

Try out our service for 30 days (no card details required)

 

Pricing Terms:
SMS and Subscription pricing on this page is provided for non profit community groups such as Community Text Alert groups, Neighbourhood Watch groups, Resident Associations, Business Watch groups, Sports Groups, local action groups, community initiatives, etc. For commercial pricing please contact us online and an individual plan can be customized for you.