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Motorola L6i
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I recently downloaded FrontlineSMS and purchased a Motorola L6i (compatible). I am volunteer in Haiti specializing in community development. FrontlineSMS a great way to reach out the community but I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Florence Scialom Nov 10, 2011.

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Decio Fabio left a comment for Jack Bolland
"Anyone tried some bulk usb modems with multiple sim's?"
Dec 31
Decio Fabio left a comment for Jack Bolland
"Anyone tried this Huawei E1756 in a mac? Where I can find a driver to make it work? Any help?"
Dec 31, 2013
Tom Marentette and Jack Bolland are now friends
Nov 10, 2011
Jack Bolland is now friends with Pedro Poblete and Florence Scialom
Nov 10, 2011
Florence Scialom replied to Jack Bolland's discussion Motorola L6i
"Hi Pedro,   No apology needed; thanks for reaching out. There is turning out to be quite the network of FrontlineSMS users and potential users in Haiti, and it is really exciting to see this meeting come together! I will introduce you to Tom…"
Nov 10, 2011
Pedro Poblete replied to Jack Bolland's discussion Motorola L6i
"Hello Florence, Jack, Sorry to hop in uninvited, but this sounds quite interesting. I'm located in Haiti as well and I'm very interested in meeting other people trying to establish this software in the country. Do you think it would be…"
Nov 10, 2011
Pedro Poblete left a comment for Jack Bolland
"Hi Jack, I have good news for you: I've tried to send and receive SMS with my modem, and it work. It worked out of the box with FrontlineSMS 1.6.16.3.   For you to know, I have a Huawei E1756 provided by Digicel.   If you have any…"
Nov 10, 2011
Florence Scialom replied to Jack Bolland's discussion Motorola L6i
"Hi Jack,   I have also asked Tom Marnetette about this issue, since he is working on a project in Haiti (he's actually in Haiti now with limited connection). He offered some advice and is acutally arranging an meeting with some new…"
Nov 9, 2011
kiwanja left a comment for Jack Bolland
"Hi Jack   Reach out to Adam on the Forum here:   http://frontlinesms.ning.com/profile/AdamWhite   He's just returned from Haiti and has been using a GSM modem for his projects/initiatives there.   Ken"
Nov 9, 2011
Jack Bolland left a comment for D. Rosalind Sewell
"Hey Roz, Do you happen to remember which Nokia phone model you got for FrointlineSMS, where you bought it in the US and for how much? Thanks JACK"
Nov 9, 2011
Jack Bolland left a comment for Pedro Poblete
"Hey Pedro, I have received some discouraging info regarding the GSM modem in Haiti. I am now looking into Nokia phones because they seem to have the best success rate here. A beer over a engaging discussion about the various programs in Haiti sounds…"
Nov 9, 2011
Jack Bolland left a comment for D. Rosalind Sewell
"Hello Roz, Thanks for the advice, I'm now looking into the Nokia phones, as I receive more discouraging new about the GSM modems. This process is proving to be more complicated than I original thought. Thanks again JACK"
Nov 9, 2011
Jack Bolland left a comment for Leonard Doyle
"Hey Leonard, I am quickly discovering that FrontlineSMS is more difficult than one would think at first glance. I have heard that several company have been successful using the Nokia phones, so I am looking into that now as well. I would like to get…"
Nov 9, 2011
D. Rosalind Sewell left a comment for Jack Bolland
"Jack,    It looks like you've got some great help there. I only managed to get the system running with a nokia phone while in Haiti (which I brought from the US). As Leonard said, getting Frontline to work can be problematic. However,…"
Nov 8, 2011
Leonard Doyle left a comment for Jack Bolland
"Hi Jack, The Frontline system is problematic in Haiti because of the underlying telephone network from what I understand. I have a Frontline recommended Huwaei modem but gave up in frustration some time back.  Others have had success and I will…"
Nov 8, 2011
Pedro Poblete left a comment for Jack Bolland
"Oh, by the way, the price is in Gourdes."
Nov 8, 2011

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At 8:50pm on December 31, 2013, Decio Fabio said…

Anyone tried some bulk usb modems with multiple sim's?

At 7:30pm on December 31, 2013, Decio Fabio said…

Anyone tried this Huawei E1756 in a mac? Where I can find a driver to make it work? Any help?

At 12:08pm on November 10, 2011, Pedro Poblete said…

Hi Jack,


I have good news for you: I've tried to send and receive SMS with my modem, and it work. It worked out of the box with FrontlineSMS 1.6.16.3.

 

For you to know, I have a Huawei E1756 provided by Digicel.

 

If you have any problems, there are a few trinkets that you have to do (e.g. close the Digicel client, but configure it beforehand to save locally your SMSs), you can get in touch with me or surf the forums (that's where I get the information).

 

Good luck, and now you owe me a beer :)

At 1:52pm on November 9, 2011, kiwanja said…

Hi Jack

 

Reach out to Adam on the Forum here:

 

http://frontlinesms.ning.com/profile/AdamWhite

 

He's just returned from Haiti and has been using a GSM modem for his projects/initiatives there.

 

Ken

At 9:26pm on November 8, 2011, D. Rosalind Sewell said…

Jack, 

 

It looks like you've got some great help there. I only managed to get the system running with a nokia phone while in Haiti (which I brought from the US). As Leonard said, getting Frontline to work can be problematic. However, it is isn't impossible and just takes the right combination of gadets. I wish I could help but I'm no longer in country. 

 

Best of luck!

Roz

At 8:21pm on November 8, 2011, Leonard Doyle said…

Hi Jack,

The Frontline system is problematic in Haiti because of the underlying telephone network from what I understand. I have a Frontline recommended Huwaei modem but gave up in frustration some time back. 

Others have had success and I will track down the info and share with you. do send your email.

 

best

 

Leonard

 

At 6:03pm on November 8, 2011, Pedro Poblete said…
Oh, by the way, the price is in Gourdes.
At 6:02pm on November 8, 2011, Pedro Poblete said…

Hi Jack, glad to have a fellow volunteer working here in Haiti. You're actually quite near to the central offices of my NGO (América Solidaria), who are in Delmas 56 (I live in Boudon, though). 

 

Regarding your questions, I haven't yet started the implementation of the project, but I do have an USB modem given by Digicel. The cost is 4600 in total, 2200 is the cost of the rental, the rest is an insurance they give you back.

 

To get it, you only have to go to the Digicel Building who is nearby the Center Ville. You have to take a proof of residence, if I don't recall bad.

 

If you ever want to go for a beer, and discuss our projects, let me know!

 

Cheers,

Pedro.

 
 
 

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