People who are used to sending mass email messages often don’t get the significance of FrontlineSMS. But if you didn’t have Internet access and needed to send group messages, what would you do? FrontlineSMS allows you to link your computer to cellular connectivity so you can send mass and automated text messages. When it’s used for health messaging, it can help people avoid outbreaks of disease, teach people how to use bed nets or pregnant mothers how to care for their unborn children.
When it’s used for agriculture, it can help local farmers know what the day’s prices are for their crops. Think of any area that impacts community empowerment in developing countries, then think about the communications are needed. FrontlineSMS can be present at that intersection to make a powerful impact.
Read more at: http://www.ictworks.org/news/2013/03/03/teaching-the-power-of-text-messaging-in-haiti/