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Frontline SMS - A free, large scale text messaging solution for NGOs

FrontlineSMS is free software that turns a laptop and a mobile phone into a central communications hub. Once installed, the program enables users to send and receive text messages with large groups of people through mobile phones. What you communicate is up to you, making FrontlineSMS useful in many different ways.


  • It does not require an Internet connection.
  • It works with your existing plan on all GSM phones, modems and networks.
  • It is laptop-based so it can be used on the road or during power outages.
  • It stores all phone numbers and records all incoming and outgoing messages.
  • All data lives on a local computer, not on servers controlled by someone else.
  • It is scalable. Messages can be sent to individuals or large groups.
  • It enables two-way communication, useful for fieldwork or during surveys.
  • It is easy to install and requires little or no training to use.
  • It can be used anywhere in the world simply by switching the SIM card.

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