When comparing Campfire vs TeleMessage, the Slant community recommends Campfire for most people. In the question“What is the best team chat software?” Campfire is ranked 30th while TeleMessage is ranked 63rd.
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Pro Supports optional 128-bit SSL encryption
Pro Guest access
You can invite people to join conversations even if they don't have a Campfire account. Campfire will generate a link to share and the guest will only need to enter their name to join the conversation.
Pro Easy conferencing
When you need to make a conference call, all you need to click is "Start A New Call" and Campfire instantly embeds a phone number and password code in the message thread.
Pro Mobile apps
Campfire supports only iOS, but third party apps can be used for Android. There are also other third party apps that build upon Campfire and extend its functionality.
Pro Embeds images
Images that are uploaded in the GIF, PNG, or JPEG formats are represented as thumbnails in the chat room.
They've been in the messaging business for over 15 years. Not a start-up, and use carrier-grade infrastructure.
They offer a bunch of APIs that you can integrate with own apps to automate messaging.
Pro Desktop and mobile software
While the solution includes an app, messages can also be sent from a computer or Outlook. It can send data messages, text messages, voice messages, etc (as long as there are enough message credits).
Pro Administrative access
An organization's mobile messaging can be managed by an administrator. That means admins can add, delete or suspend users and enforce messaging policies.
Pro It's secure
TeleMessage uses end-to-end encryption, with an additional encryption layer while data is in transit. It also offers a bunch of other security features such as PIN lock, time limited messaging and forward locking.
Con Future of Campfire is uncertain
37signals have "changed direction" away from Campfire, focusing on Basecamp. They've ruled out shutting it down, but at this stage it's uncertain whether it'll be spun off as a separate company, sold off, or run in maintenance mode without any new features.