In its first release Freedom Fone will offer deployers four powerful applications:

  1. Voice Menus: easy creation of single layer voice menus with support for low cost GSM devices to handle incoming/outgoing calls. We focus on low power and low cost telephony services in areas with poor Internet infrastructure. Callers to an information service running on Freedom Fone will be able to listen to rich audio content via their mobile or landline phones.
    Read more
    about how to set up a voice menu and its nodes, then try it out
  2. SMS polls: opinion polls can be created in a matter of minutes and results automatically collected and displayed on the Freedom Fone server's screen. A current limitation of the SMS poll module is that the Freedom Fone server's FreeSWITCH timestamp is used to evaluate whether or not a vote has been received within the time limits set for a poll. Once support for the PDU format (protocol description unit) is incorporated into a later version of Freedom Fone it will be possible to use a timestamp closer to the time when the message was actually sent.
    Read more about how to set up an SMS poll, then try it out
  3. Leave-a-Message Voice Menu: the leave a message core application allows users to leave audio messages that can be later managed, tagged and selected by an audio editor for further use. Callers can review their message before saving it.
    Read more about how to set up the Leave-a-Message Voice Menu, then try it out
  4. Information callbacks: any audio content can be offered to users by means of phone callbacks, enabling new models of campaigning.
    Read more about how to set up a callback service, then try it out

For a more technical view of the architecture view the schematics published on the Freedom Fone demo website.

Read more detail on the functionality of each of the 4 components on the Freedom Fone demo website.