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Huawei E160 testing on SafariCom Kenya
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I got a huawei E160 locked to SafariCom Kenya. Seems to work with Frontline for Sending, but I can't receive. Your docs recommend E-series Huawei modems (…Continue

Tags: E160, huawei

Started this discussion. Last reply by kiwanja May 30, 2011.

how to bulk upload contacts and messages via FLSMS
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If I have 50 contacts and I want to send a unique message to each one of them, and I have everything in an excel / CSV file - how do I get this imported into FLSMS so I can message everyone and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by kiwanja Oct 8, 2010.

feature request: Force.com APP for FrontlineSMS (salesforce integration)?

GlobalGiving manages all our contact information in salesforce.com and we'd love to be able to integrate FrontlineSMS into it. Any developers out there ever asked about this? There is really no good…Continue

Tags: customer, relationship, management, CRM, sms-to-web

Started Dec 14, 2009

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Wayan Vota commented on Marc Maxson's blog post In Kenya - tried three different GSM modems with FLSMS that don't work
"Thanks for saving me 15 minutes to do this test myself with my own pink IDEOS phone. "
Feb 12, 2012
Marc Maxson replied to saikyo's discussion Importing Contacts: CSV Format
"I just tried this myself with a standard CSV with columns in the same order as the example in docs below, and the imported contacts were all listed with a big RED X under ACTIVE. The word "Active" appeared under the column heading…"
Oct 17, 2011
Marc Maxson replied to Mathias Lin's discussion FrontlineSMS for Android
"I installed v0.4a to a google Ideos phone running Andriod (on Safaricom) in Kenya. Now, is there any means to bulk load numbers and corresponding messages to send out?   I saw the note about max 100 msgs per hour, but even that cap is not a…"
Sep 12, 2011
kiwanja replied to Marc Maxson's discussion Huawei E160 testing on SafariCom Kenya
"Hi Marc   Well done on getting round this. One of the bigger challenges for us are the number of external factors that can stop FrontlineSMS working. The problem you faced, with another program running and taking the port/messages, is covered…"
May 30, 2011
Marc Maxson replied to Marc Maxson's discussion Huawei E160 testing on SafariCom Kenya
"Oops- looks like I got it working. Took over 5 minutes to cycle back the SMS test recv.   Another note: When setting up Frontline SMS on Windows 7, you need to first load the SafariCom, Orange, Yu, Airtel, or MTN modem software so you can enter…"
May 30, 2011
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Huawei E160 testing on SafariCom Kenya

I got a huawei E160 locked to SafariCom Kenya. Seems to work with Frontline for Sending, but I can't receive. Your docs recommend E-series Huawei modems (http://www.frontlinesms.com/resources/requirements/) -- has anyone else found difficulty receiving SMS?  See More
May 30, 2011
Ruth Mwangi-Mdodo left a comment for Marc Maxson
"Thanks for that information. I will definitely checkout stockout.org as I anticipate to collect a bunch of data too. Best of luck with the data collection. I will keep you posted.   Kind regards...Ruth"
May 9, 2011
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In Kenya - tried three different GSM modems with FLSMS that don't work

These are the three devices I regularly use to access the Internet in Kenya: ZTE MF637U (safaricom GSM modem) -- the white oneZTE AC2726 (orange GSM modem) -- can't find an accurate image of this anywhere. Huawei U8150-D (also known as the google Ideos phone) -- the pink phone…See More
May 7, 2011

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In Kenya - tried three different GSM modems with FLSMS that don't work

These are the three devices I regularly use to access the Internet in Kenya:

 

ZTE MF637U (safaricom GSM modem) -- the white one



ZTE AC2726 (orange GSM modem) -- can't find an accurate image of this anywhere.

 

Huawei U8150-D (also known as the google Ideos…

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Posted on May 7, 2011 at 3:12am — 2 Comments

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At 2:17pm on May 9, 2011, Ruth Mwangi-Mdodo said…

Thanks for that information. I will definitely checkout stockout.org as I anticipate to collect a bunch of data too. Best of luck with the data collection. I will keep you posted.

 

Kind regards...Ruth

At 3:27pm on May 6, 2011, Ruth Mwangi-Mdodo said…

Hujambo?

It's nice to meet someone who's actually using it in Kenya. I live in the US with my family. This is still experimental for me. I'm working on a study to increase vaccine uptake and the tools offered by FLSMS seem like the way to go. Granted that the tool is basically free, I need funds to pay research assistants, clinicians, logistics, etc for the study. Hope to scale it up if it shows significant increase in uptake in which case other models of sustainability can be adopted. How was implementation for you? Does the Safaricom modem work with it? Do you get feedback for your messages and how does that work?

Thanks,

Ruth

 
 
 

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