FrontlineSMS allows you to send and receive text messages over a mobile network.

Browser-based and built to run on Windows, Mac and Linux, FrontlineSMS can send text messages via phone, modem or online SMS aggregator.

Using Frontline SMS, you can deliver announcements, conduct polls and automate replies to incoming SMS. You can also visualise incoming data, helping you to quickly understand the results.

FrontlineSMS integrates with Clickatell and IntelliSMS.

Conducting surveys and polls
Mobilising for demonstrations
Visualising voting choices

Designed for NGO use
Has good user support

Some limitations in message send rate when using USB modem (8 per minute)
Technical skills required for some database or connection issues

Windows, Mac OSX, compatible mobile device
Frontline SMS offers user support through their online forum, for the most part within 24 hours after you post a question. Premium user support and consulting are also available, although these are paid-for services.

Case Studies

Commercial services such as Clickatell