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Elaine Baker-Guni
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  • Dar es Salaam
  • Tanzania, United Republic Of
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Displaying name of sender with SMSes received
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When an SMS is received I can see the SMS with the phone number which sent it, but then I have to go to "contacts" and search for that number in order to look up the name of the person who sent it. …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kavita Rajah May 24, 2012.

Use of FrontlineSMS by MPs
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I would be interested in hearing whether FrontlineSMS is used by MPs or public representatives to communicate with constituents and if so any innovative ways it is used by them.

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Florence Scialom Oct 24, 2011.

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Kavita Rajah replied to Elaine Baker-Guni's discussion Displaying name of sender with SMSes received
"Hi Elaine, Assuming that your FrontlineSMS contacts is located in one area where the international dialing code is the same for all contacts - my guess is that you can export all your contacts to an excel spreadsheet, use an append query to add the…"
May 24, 2012
Elaine Baker-Guni replied to Elaine Baker-Guni's discussion Displaying name of sender with SMSes received
"Ok I changed the contact number format to the international code and now the "right-click-message-view-details" does show up the sender's name (there is nothing in the home tab - probably because the messages were not received…"
May 23, 2012
Kavita Rajah replied to Elaine Baker-Guni's discussion Displaying name of sender with SMSes received
"Hi Elaine, You really should be seeing the name in the Home tab. Try saving the phone number with the international dialing code. For example, if you have saved the phone number as 0111111111. Go into the contacts tab and edit this number to be…"
May 23, 2012
Elaine Baker-Guni replied to Elaine Baker-Guni's discussion Displaying name of sender with SMSes received
"Thanks Kavita, however I don't see anything in the home tab, and if I right click a message and go to the message details still only the number is shown, not the sender's name, even though the sender is in my contacts.  Also I need to…"
May 23, 2012
Kavita Rajah replied to Elaine Baker-Guni's discussion Displaying name of sender with SMSes received
"Hi Elaine, Unfortunately, you can only see the name of the person who sent the message in the 'Home' tab. The 'Messages' tab only shows the phone number that sent the message and not the actual name. I know that this is not…"
May 17, 2012
Elaine Baker-Guni posted a discussion

Displaying name of sender with SMSes received

When an SMS is received I can see the SMS with the phone number which sent it, but then I have to go to "contacts" and search for that number in order to look up the name of the person who sent it.  Could the name of the person who sends an SMS be displayed alongside the SMS (as it would be in a mobile phone), if the sender is in the contact list ?See More
May 16, 2012
kiwanja commented on Elaine Baker-Guni's blog post Tips
"Thanks for sharing this, Elaine! Very much appreciated."
Nov 7, 2011
Elaine Baker-Guni posted a blog post

Tips

I have been using FrontlineSMS here in Tanzania for an NGO I volunteer for www.uwaba.or.tz/index-en.htm .  Some things I learnt through experience:- when you put in a modem often the modem's own software starts (the software you use to connect to the internet).  Unfortunately the modem software also has a SMS facility.  If this software is running sometimes the SMSes go into that software instead of into FrontlineSMS.  The solution I have found…See More
Nov 7, 2011
Florence Scialom replied to Elaine Baker-Guni's discussion Use of FrontlineSMS by MPs
"Hi Elaine, This is an interesting question. I haven't yet heard of many active use cases like this myself, but there are certainly ways you could approach this using FrontlineSMS. One potential could be for an MP or public representative to go…"
Oct 24, 2011
Elaine Baker-Guni posted a discussion

Use of FrontlineSMS by MPs

I would be interested in hearing whether FrontlineSMS is used by MPs or public representatives to communicate with constituents and if so any innovative ways it is used by them.
Oct 19, 2011
Florence Scialom left a comment for Elaine Baker-Guni
"Hi Elaine,    Welcome to the FrontlineSMS community forum! \o/ It sounds like an interesting use case you are planning. Please do feel free to ask in the forum if you have questions as you get started with the software. It's also…"
Oct 19, 2011
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Oct 19, 2011

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I have been using FrontlineSMS here in Tanzania for an NGO I volunteer for www.uwaba.or.tz/index-en.htm .  Some things I learnt through experience:

- when you put in a modem often the modem's own software starts (the software you use to connect to the internet).  Unfortunately the modem software also has a SMS facility.  If this software is running sometimes the SMSes go into that software instead of into FrontlineSMS.  The solution I have… Continue

Posted on November 7, 2011 at 4:19am — 1 Comment

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At 8:43am on October 19, 2011, Florence Scialom said…

Hi Elaine, 

 

Welcome to the FrontlineSMS community forum! \o/ It sounds like an interesting use case you are planning. Please do feel free to ask in the forum if you have questions as you get started with the software. It's also always worth searching previous discussions in the forum to help find topics of interest.

 

It would be great to hear from your friend Ben about his use of FrontlineSMS too, so if he's not already on the forum please do invite him along!

 

Look forward to staying in touch as you get started.


All the Best,
Florence 

 
 
 

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