FrontlineSMS is an open source platform that allows for high volume communication through SMS. It allows for two-way communication between the platform user and the recipient of the message. These servers only rely on the cellular network in the area; therefore FrontlineSMS connects areas that do not have access to smart phones and Internet through mobile networks. FrontlineSMS has been successful for enterprises throughout different rural areas in Africa, Mexico, and South America. Through the mobile inventory test period, FrontlineSMS is the most suitable platform for Bana.
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