Practical Insights on Text Messaging

How to Guide: Teaching on WhatsApp for Grassroots Community Organizers

How to Guide: Teaching on WhatsApp for Grassroots Community Organizers

Published on: Jan 12 2022 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Grassroot, a civic technology organization based in South Africa, launched a first-of-its-kind leadership development course over the messaging platform WhatsApp...
Is the Era of SMS Dead? Long Live Interactive Voice Response!

Is the Era of SMS Dead? Long Live Interactive Voice Response!

Published on: Aug 21 2019 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
The death of SMS text messages has been foretold many times in the past. However, they are still the best low-tech way to reach everyone with a mobile phone. Or...
7 Reasons Why Farmers Do Not Use Market Price SMS Text Messages

7 Reasons Why Farmers Do Not Use Market Price SMS Text Messages

Published on: Jun 05 2016 by Wayan Vota - 15 Comments
On Friday, we had the startling realization that fishermen do not use mobile phones to compare market prices of fish. Besides cultural and legal limitations to...
Can SMS Text Messages Improve the Reading Outcomes in Papua New Guinea?

Can SMS Text Messages Improve the Reading Outcomes in Papua New Guinea?

Published on: Apr 21 2014 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
The aim of the SMS Story research project was to determine if daily mobile phone text message stories and lesson plans would improve children’s reading in Papua...
Teaching the Power of Text Messaging in Haiti

Teaching the Power of Text Messaging in Haiti

Published on: Mar 03 2013 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
I am Neelley Hicks and I spend a lot of energy telling people about FrontlineSMS and how it can transform communications for those living without Internet in the...
SMS Testing: Text Message Delivery Time and Reliability in Tanzania

SMS Testing: Text Message Delivery Time and Reliability in Tanzania

Published on: Aug 31 2011 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":true}; I am Michael Benedict and while working with SMS-based applications I’ve noticed an air of mystery around...
Smart Connect: a SMS communication appliance for rural healthcare

Smart Connect: a SMS communication appliance for rural healthcare

Published on: Jul 06 2011 by Eric Blantz - 2 Comments
The first SMS, or “text” message, was sent over Vodafone’s network in December 1992. By most accounts, it read simply “Merry Christmas.” Using just fifteen...
Africa’s Mobile Phone Future: IP Based, Not SMS

Africa’s Mobile Phone Future: IP Based, Not SMS

Published on: Sep 15 2009 by Wayan Vota - 16 Comments
tweetmeme_source = 'ICT_works'; With all the hype around the use of text messaging on mobile phones, like Google Trader or FrontlineSMS, it seems that the future...
Creating Mobile Phone Communities with RapidSMS

Creating Mobile Phone Communities with RapidSMS

Published on: Aug 10 2009 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Creating Mobile Phone Communities with RapidSMS
Everyone knows how SMS works – you can send an email to one other person. And there are SMS aggreators like FrontlineSMS that allow you to send text messages...