Hi there all :-)
Sorry for the long silence on this space :-( I hope all is well. Just wanted to share with you a project we have been working on. It's called Project MOBiLIZE and part of the 24 October 2009 International Day of Climate Action being led by 350.org.
The basic idea is to set up country nodes that would be part of a worldwide sms/txt blast facility to support the climate campaign. We have a pre configured (drop-in, no install) FrontlineSMS for Windows and Mac ready to be shared. An installation guide is also available. For some of you that are interested and want to experiment we can share these files with you :-) and welcome you to be part of this effort.
The pre-configured FrontlineSMS is already populated with keywords that would allow people to join in and recieve sms/txt messages about information and call to action related to the campaign. There is also a keyword for people to send in via sms/txt mesages and automatically be posted on the 350txt twitter feed.
There will be a main node located at the headquarters of 350.org that would send messages to country nodes (cell numbers) and in return the country nodes will re-blast these messages to their respective FrontlineSMS subscribers. We fell that this type of a system may in some cases would cut down costs since the blast would be local costs per country.
Speaking of costs, there may be funds available at least to cover some of the sms/txt costs per country. Also if you have an existing FrontlineSMS system, the Project MOBiLIZE keywords can be incorporated into your existing systems.
Thanks very much and hope to hear from you all of you :-)