SMS Data Collection

What Magpi users can do to collect data using SMS (text messaging), a simple technology that is available to any mobile phone

iSMS Local Gateway Setup (Ushahidi's SMS Sync app)
iSMS Local Gateway setup Note: iSMS is available only to Pro and Enterprise Magpi users. Why Set Up a Local Gateway? If you use Magpi "...
Sat, 23 Feb, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Troubleshooting / Debugging SMS issues
If you are experiencing problems while testing your iSMS or other SMS deployment, here are a few things to consider: 1 - carrier incompatibi...
Sat, 23 Feb, 2019 at 7:01 PM
Checking your messaging credits. SMS/ ISMS/ IVR/ Messaging/ Respond
Checking your messaging Credits Each time you open a form and go to the share view, the form's messaging credits are indicated at the top of the s...
Sat, 23 Feb, 2019 at 7:01 PM
Understanding SMS character sets and SMS Segments
SMS Segments When using any SMS bulk messaging system, including via Magpi, it is important to understand that your messages may be of a different length...
Fri, 22 Dec, 2017 at 11:04 PM
Using Local Gateways with Magpi Sub-Accounts
What is a sub-account? Magpi allows Enterprise users to invite other Magpi accounts, of any level, to be "sub-accounts".  This lets the sub-ac...
Fri, 12 Jan, 2018 at 2:06 PM
Interactive SMS Local Gateway Setup
MagSync Local Gateway App Magsync is Magpi's very own local gateway app that forwards questions from your Magpi form to shared phone number(s) by me...
Tue, 13 Mar, 2018 at 2:08 PM
Structured SMS Local Gateway Setup
MagSync MagSync is Magpi's SMS local gateway app.  How it works  MagSync reduces SMS costs by downloading messages from your Magpi account and ...
Mon, 15 Jan, 2018 at 6:41 PM
Troubleshooting Local Gateway Issues
When your gateway device fails to forward messages, the first thing to check is that you have the correct gateway settings, both on the SMS settings pa...
Wed, 7 Mar, 2018 at 2:23 PM
iSMS States
There are 4 states indicated when initiating an iSMS session. These are: Awaiting  Dormant  Deactivated  Session Completed Here is a b...
Thu, 25 Jan, 2018 at 4:34 PM
Initiating iSMS sessions with multiple numbers
To initiate an SMS session with multiple numbers, you would have to enter those numbers, separating them with a comma. There is however an easier way of doi...
Thu, 20 Jul, 2017 at 5:59 PM