In most cases, yes, you can use your existing phone number in Clearstream to send and receive text messages.
If you have a main church line you're already using and you want to enable it to send and receive texts, Clearstream can host the SMS for your existing number. Whatever phone system you currently have stays in place, but any incoming texts will go into your Clearstream Inbox where you can view them and reply.
SMS hosting is available for most local and toll-free phone numbers, but some numbers will be ineligible. If you want to submit a SMS hosting request simply reach out to our team through chat or email.
You can also port your number into Clearstream. This is different than SMS hosting as the number will be completely released from your current carrier.