An SMS hub is a stand-alone system which allows you to send and receive large numbers of text messages via the mobile phone network, without needing to be connected to the internet or to any other computer network. It is quick, cheap and fairly easy to set up an SMS hub, which makes them ideal for organisations that have few resources and low budgets or for those that work in sensitive areas or in countries with repressive dictatorial regimes.

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This how-to guide is part of Mobiles in-a-box

The Mobiles in-a-box toolkit is designed to inspire you, to present possibilities for the use of mobile telephony in your advocacy work and to introduce you to some tools which may help you. It includes case studies and how-to guides for organisations wishing to get started with mobile telephony projects and other introductory guides including budgeting, security and the resources needed for mobile advocacy. After reading the material in this toolkit you can expect to be able to design and implement a mobile advocacy strategy for your organisation.

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