Telegram Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

Telegram

Cloud-based mobile and desktop messaging app for all devices

4.65/5 (2,503 reviews)

Telegram Pricing

Pricing model: Free, Open Source

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Telegram Pricing Reviews

Pros
  • Easy to use, and comfortable with the knowledge that all messages are transmitted securely. A great solution for messaging people on various mobile platforms and around the world.Shea M.Read the full review
  • Finally, we can say that this software is amazing in general, fast, reliable, simple and easy for use. I hope only that they can improve the appearance a little bit.khaled K.Read the full review
  • Pretty great product that respects privacy and security more than others, and is really great for those who work internationally especially across geopolitically sensitive regions.Verified ReviewerRead the full review
Cons
  • I cant think of anything in specific other than maybe lack of features or lack of major user base. I use facebook messenger for more text communication and discord for most online voice communication.Stephen C.Read the full review
  • I am an employee of a beverage manufacturing company and my team always complained about the loss of production information such as videos, images or data sheets in a competing application.Miquéias B.Read the full review
  • During the last Hong Kong protest the feature of Telegram that allows seeing the contacts that are already in your phone contacts may have been exploited to identify the participants in the protest.Pietro B.Read the full review
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25 reviewers had the following to say about Telegram's pricing:

Jayson M.

Telegram Makes it Easy to Communicate Internationally

Used monthly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-08-29
Review Source: Capterra

Telegram is the cheapest way I know of to basically text with our development team.

Pros
We communicate with our development team overseas with Telegram and it makes it easy, quick, and cheap to have these kinds of communications.

Cons
You have to link it to a pre-existing phone number, so for business accounts that don't have phone numbers, we have to figure out another way.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Prince M.

Low Data Cost on telegram

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-08-24
Review Source: Capterra

Suitable for a group with a large number of people. It main advantage over whatsapp is its ability to accommodate more than 250 people in a group.

Pros
I have found out that it is cheaper to make call on telegram than other applications. The app used low data on calls . The other good feature i have seen on telegram is the option to compress videos and images.

Cons
Telegram does have end to end encryption for message like whatsapp. Though the app has some good features it still have a limited number of users

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anonymous

A jack of all trades

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-10-15
Review Source: Capterra

Telegram is the app that can do just about everything you want it to. You want to communicate with Family and/or customers (check). You want to send large files (check). You want to start a massive online community for your product/business/charity without breaking the bank (check).

Pros
What I love about Telegram is how many features it has packed in, for instance: The ability to attach large files (2GB), create large groups which is great for online communities (which I am a member of many), having end-to-end encryption and secret chat, multiple device support (which I enjoy because I can continue my conversations on different devices), and being able to make the app look exactly as you want with the included theme support. Not forgetting the expected features of any chat app: Instant messaging, video calls, and the rest.

Cons
For the absolutely low price of Free! I haven’t really found something I can honestly complain about.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Arwa N.

Offers privacy and ease of sending messages

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-02-10
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, Telegram delivers value for its price point. Nothing spectacular though, it does its job - messaging, privacy and saving communication.

Pros
I like the user interface. It looks clean and simple to use. The messaging system is easy to use and secure and sending files is super easy. I use it to message my personal tax clients some times. It automatically saves the chat also and this is awesome to keep track of communication.

Cons
I didn't like that this doesn't have video calling. I have to use another software for that so this is a little inconvenient.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Malith D.

Good and easy to use

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-07-21
Review Source: Capterra

I think i didn’t see any faults in this software.

Pros
Good software and it is easy to use. We can communication with others at low cost. There are lot of features in it like earn money/ download film without another software and we can send images without decreasing quality.

Cons
We can communication with others at low cost.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anonymous

Easy to use

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-11-23
Review Source: Capterra

Good

Pros
I'm able to chat with my family, friends and colleagues, and also helps me be up-to-date. Is fast and cheap

Cons
I can't receive notification early and it's delaying

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Tatenda D.

Communication platform which connects worldwide.

Used occasionally for free trial
Reviewed 2020-11-25
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
It can work without VPN code. It is easy to use for communication. Creates an individual account user management. It is cheap to purchase.

Cons
It is slow in information transmission. Few entertainment activities. It is less familiar than other platforms.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Cindy Y.

The dark net petrifies me

Used occasionally for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-03-15
Review Source: Capterra

I used it to search for a cheap vacation but took it off my phone case it has so many things on it I wouldnt want my niece and nephew to get on

Pros
It is very easy to use and find ANYTHING on the dark net

Cons
it really scares me how easy and accessible everything is to anyone at any age

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Likelihood to recommend: 2/10

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Tariro K.

Communication made easy with telegram!!

Used occasionally for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-02-12
Review Source: Capterra

Telegram was a lifesaver for almost the whole country last year when we had a whole week of internet shutdown so yeah its worth trying when all other options are disabled!!

Pros
There was a time when our internet connection was shutdown for days and most social media platforms could not work with VPN connection but telegram came in very handy Its user friendly and cheap

Cons
At times your messages will only deliver if you have opened the application otherwise you will not get notifications instantly like other applications

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Erik K.

More features than Whatsapp

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-08-08
Review Source: Capterra

Use it to share information with people outside the company like price info / presentations / ...

Pros
Better software compared to whatsapp. Can be used as a communication tool for lot;s of people. - Create a list - Share documents - Setting that subsribers can not send reactions - subsribers can register with a link ( easy to communicate ) Good security

Cons
Lot's of people do not have the software yet and need to install it. You have to get used to it since it works just a bit different from Whatsapp.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Silumesi K.

Telegram is the new way to communicate

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-11-04
Review Source: Capterra

It has been great. There are many groups emerging at workplaces and even among friends in the neighbourhood whereby you can easily join these groups or create one yourself. The great thing about Telegram is it ability to accommodate more people in these group to up to 1000. When i was not able to join a group on Whatsapp, Telegram became a cheaper and natural alternative to form the same group but with more members.

Pros
It has a large capacity for accommodating new members of a group. The communication is fast and cheap as it only requires internet connectivity. It is free to download. It can be used both on a mobile phone and a desktop computer making it very convenient for the user.

Cons
It has only one on one video and voice call making it impossible to chat with multiple friends on this feature.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Jorge Z.

Telegram: The Solution to International Chat

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-04-26
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, Telegram is an amazing software for what we needed, at an unbeatable price point (free). I would highly recommend using Telegram to others.

Pros
Telegram is an amazing chat software that allows me to collaborate with people who live across the world. What I really like about Telegram is the time stamps on each message. Additionally, the reply feature allows you to select a specific message so that others know what message that you are replying to. I think that Telegram worked extremely well for large group management. We used Telegram for community building for an online card game.

Cons
The emojis that some people use are very annoying, as they take up a lot of space (especially on mobile). The notifications also can be very persistent: it is almost necessary to mute chats that are too active.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Telegram

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-03-01
Review Source: Capterra

I use this application for about seven months and i consider it a good app.

Pros
Actually there are several pros, such as ease of usage, price , opportunity of downloading app on pc and using it only writtting phojne number.

Cons
There are Lack of functionality, lack of wide range of usage, and that's I guess all cons for me.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Luis Enrique H.

Telegram, a good option with great features

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-05-26
Review Source: Capterra

No doubts, Telegram is a great communication tool: has native applications for PC, Mac, Linux and mobile apps. Also, you can use the web app without install anything. The messages can be encrypted for more security. You can create secure chats with option to auto-destroy messages once they being read. Provides an API and the possibility to create our own implementation.

Pros
- It's free and has a lot of features (like auto-destroy messages). - You don't need to be connected to a Phone for sending messages. - You can use you phonebook for adding contacts. - Has a strong security layer.

Cons
- It's not very popular. - Low percentage of adoption.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anonymous

best messenger

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-02-18
Review Source: Capterra

my best instant chat experience.

Pros
the great secure chat, different great abilities, cross-platform

Cons
the low maximum download and upload speed. it is limited on 1.5 MBps​.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Very useful

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-08-06
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
It works on the desktop even when the phone is off.

Cons
The security standards are low, offering hackers a way to steal your messages.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Neelmaran J.

Telegram

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-02-23
Review Source: Capterra

In my experience, telegram is easy to handle . We can make a call even low signal strength.

Pros
Telegram is one of the social media which allow to share large files. Videos , audios, images, documents and location can be shared. If is freely available. It provide security by two-step varification. It is used to make a high quality audio calls.

Cons
If we want create account, we need phone number. It does not support for text massaging and 360 degree photos. Secret chat is not available for desktop.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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João Augusto B.

reliability and security

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-04-07
Review Source: Capterra

I have great experiences, due to the greater credibility of the application, I always use it for more serious matters intended for studies and assignments.

Pros
I like the security and privacy provided to exchange messages between users.

Cons
The low popularity of the app is the biggest drawback to better use it more often.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Kristen K.

Great for getting the information i need all in one place

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-09-29
Review Source: Capterra

Im solving my budgeting problem buy using this software to locate deals on the products I sell and stay on top of current trends and it works great at that.

Pros
I use this to watch prices on different items I want to buy for my store, this software makes that easy, I can watch my groups post all the newest sales and deals. This app is very efficient.

Cons
What I like least is that this app typically makes me start where I left off before. Id rather see the newest deals first.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Meenal C.

Powerful and safe Messaging tool.

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-06-29
Review Source: Capterra

Must use as its safe and powerful for communication.

Pros
Sharing images without any Low resolution problem. Inbuilt Video player is an Important feature. Multiple Groups creation

Cons
Forwarded video messages are not visible properly and its loading status is not showing exact % of loading time.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Mantas V.

Telegram user

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2021-02-11
Review Source: Capterra

Free to use if you have small entity or business, can get quite expensive for larger companies

Pros
Great communication program, free if you need basic package. Very user friendly platform, we enjoy it having in our business

Cons
Can be quite expensive if you are larger entity. Doesn't have as many features as other program providers

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Alexis A.

Telegram

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-10-31
Review Source: Capterra

My overall experience is excellent in terms of reliability in the sending of messages as in the daily performance with many work groups.

Pros
I use Telegram daily and it has several functionalities that put it above what Sap for example the possibility of editing the messages sent or for example the options of sending attachments as photos or as files

Cons
I think the only problem I have encountered is the low visibility of the vertical scroll bar in the desktop version

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Dzmitry K.

The best messenger for our team

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-03-30
Review Source: Capterra

It helps me a lot in managing our work processes and communicating with our web development team. Telegram has a lot of features compared to other messengers. And at the same time, it's simple enough to teach my 8 y.o. son how to start using it in 5 minutes.

Pros
It's very safe and secure. Easy to send messages, make calls, and transfer files. And of course, it has very fun gifs and stickers.

Cons
Calls abroad are getting disconnected sometimes. Seems like it doesn't work as well as it worked before with a low signal connection.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Mohammed A.

About Adding some features

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-09-21
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
inbuilt dowloadable features of movies make voice and video call over low internet sending messages in a flsh of second

Cons
the telegram has no security features while open screen it make the telegram more secure the stats of 30 sec video cannot be upload in telegram like whatsapp this feature is most using feature in now a days the telegram will be give 50 seconds of videos can be uploaded it will make the customer happy and get more users

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Crystian G.

Telegram is a good option

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2021-03-12
Review Source: Capterra

I have been using Telegram for a short time, but it has surprised me every day with features that its most competitor does not have. In addition, I am calm about the security of the information that is transferred.

Pros
The feature I like most about Telegram is the secret chat, in addition to the option of a customized skin.

Cons
The low number of users is a point that I consider bad, as this means that I have few members in Telegram groups.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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