I've been reading through the forums and I'm having a difficult time finding a hardware solution for testing FLSMS in the USA.
The deployment is going to be in Nairobi and I know they have the necessary hardware/software configuration there. However, I want to set up, customize and test the system before sending it over.
I have a Macbook Pro.
My questions are this:
-- Do I need two SIM cards or one? Which carrier?
-- Where do I find a GSM modem that works?
-- How much is all this going to cost?
I think the RapidSMS system is probably easier to deploy in many respects, but it requires a lot more technical knowledge. FrontlineSMS seems much easier from a front-end perspective, but the backend is not nearly as easy as described in the initial download instructions.
Any help is appreciated.