SMS in Myanmar

Dear all,

Has anyone already experienced the SMS sending feature from CommCare in Myanmar ? How complicated is it to setup ? How much does it cost per SMS ?

Many thanks !

··· -- Charles Flèche mHealth Advisor Télécoms Sans Frontières http://www.tsfi.org Première Urgence - Aide Médicale Internationale http://www.pu-ami.org

Hi Charles,

Yes, other users have setup SMS projects with CommCareHQ in Myanmar. If
your project is only using outbound SMS, you might be able to use one of
the international gateways in CommCareHQ. But, as is mentioned on the SMS
Connectivity page, sending international SMS isn’t always as reliable as
having a local gateway.

So to increase the reliabilty of outbound SMS (or if your project requires
two-way SMS interaction), then you’ll need to setup a Telerivet Android
Gateway
https://confluence.dimagi.com/display/commcarepublic/Setup+an+Android+SMS+Gateway
(costs
described on that page). Other than that, everything will be the same as
any other SMS project.

Thanks,
Giovanni

··· On Tue, May 19, 2015 at 12:00 PM, Charles Flèche wrote:

Dear all,

Has anyone already experienced the SMS sending feature from CommCare in
Myanmar ? How complicated is it to setup ? How much does it cost per SMS ?

Many thanks !

Charles Flèche

mHealth Advisor

Télécoms Sans Frontières http://www.tsfi.org

Première Urgence - Aide Médicale Internationale http://www.pu-ami.org


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Hey Giovanni,

Thanks for the hint. Price is $1 / SMS, isn’t it ?

··· On Tuesday 19 May 2015 14:45:04 Giovanni Capalbo wrote: > Hi Charles, > > Yes, other users have setup SMS projects with CommCareHQ in Myanmar. If > your project is only using outbound SMS, you might be able to use one of > the international gateways in CommCareHQ. But, as is mentioned on the SMS > Connectivity page, sending international SMS isn't always as reliable as > having a local gateway. > > So to increase the reliabilty of outbound SMS (or if your project requires > two-way SMS interaction), then you'll need to setup a Telerivet Android > Gateway > > (costs > described on that page). Other than that, everything will be the same as > any other SMS project. > > Thanks, > Giovanni > > On Tue, May 19, 2015 at 12:00 PM, Charles Flèche wrote: > > > Dear all, > > > > > > > > Has anyone already experienced the SMS sending feature from CommCare in > > Myanmar ? How complicated is it to setup ? How much does it cost per SMS ? > > > > > > > > Many thanks ! > > > > > > > > -- > > > > Charles Flèche > > > > mHealth Advisor > > > > Télécoms Sans Frontières http://www.tsfi.org > > > > Première Urgence - Aide Médicale Internationale http://www.pu-ami.org > > > > > > > > -- > > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > > "commcare-users" group. > > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > > email to commcare-users+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com. > > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. > > > >


Charles Flèche
mHealth Advisor
Télécoms Sans Frontières http://www.tsfi.org
Première Urgence - Aide Médicale Internationale http://www.pu-ami.org

Hi Charles,

The per SMS cost for Telerivet would depend on the messaging plan you
choose for the Android, but I would be very surprised if it got even close
to 1 USD per SMS (most likely its cents per SMS, though as I said it can
vary). There is also an additional $0.01 per SMS charge as described here
https://www.commcarehq.org/pricing/.

The other costs for Telerivet include buying the Android itself and the
Telerivet subscription (which might be free depending on your needs).

Thanks,
Giovanni

··· On Wed, May 20, 2015 at 3:37 AM, Charles Flèche wrote:

Hey Giovanni,

Thanks for the hint. Price is $1 / SMS, isn’t it ?

On Tuesday 19 May 2015 14:45:04 Giovanni Capalbo wrote:

Hi Charles,

Yes, other users have setup SMS projects with CommCareHQ in Myanmar. If

your project is only using outbound SMS, you might be able to use one of

the international gateways in CommCareHQ. But, as is mentioned on the SMS

Connectivity page, sending international SMS isn’t always as reliable as

having a local gateway.

So to increase the reliabilty of outbound SMS (or if your project
requires

two-way SMS interaction), then you’ll need to setup a Telerivet Android

Gateway

<
https://confluence.dimagi.com/display/commcarepublic/Setup+an+Android+SMS+Gateway

(costs

described on that page). Other than that, everything will be the same as

any other SMS project.

Thanks,

Giovanni

On Tue, May 19, 2015 at 12:00 PM, Charles Flèche < mhealth-myanmar@tsfi.org> wrote:

Dear all,

Has anyone already experienced the SMS sending feature from CommCare in

Myanmar ? How complicated is it to setup ? How much does it cost per
SMS ?

Many thanks !

Charles Flèche

mHealth Advisor

Télécoms Sans Frontières http://www.tsfi.org

Première Urgence - Aide Médicale Internationale http://www.pu-ami.org

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