audio programming

Freedom Fone

Posted by AnneryanHeatwole on Aug 27, 2009
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Organization that developed the Tool: 
Main Contact: 
Brenda Burrell
Problem or Need: 

Freedom Fone addresses the need for simple, affordable, uncensored communication technology. It allows for frequently-updated, short segment audio programming. It removes the technical challenge of hosting and setting up the back-end, allowing users to concentrate on content.

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Brief Description: 

Freedom Fone merges the mobile phone with citizen radio programming. Audio files are stored by Freedom Fone in a content management system which is updated through a simple-to-use browser interface. These audio clips populate an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) menu which callers can navigate through for information. Individuals can contribute questions, content and feedback by leaving voice messages via the IVR interface. Freedom Fone can be operated as a collective, with different groups managing different channels of information from the same installation.

Tool Category: 
App resides and runs on a server
Key Features : 

The Freedom Fone system lets implementers create simple voice menus that users can call in and navigate using their keypad. The voice menus can contain the news and information that the users may be interested in listening to, and also allow users to leave messages. There is also call-back functionality (user calls, hangs up, the system calls them back) for user cost reduction. The system includes SMS polling functionality as well. 

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Main Services: 
Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
Voting, Data Collection, Surveys, and Polling
Tool Maturity: 
Currently deployed
All phones -- Voice
Current Version: 
Program/Code Language: 
Number of Current End Users: 
None/not deployed yet
Number of current beneficiaries: 
Under 100
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Languages supported: 
Handsets/devices supported: 
Mobigater ( GSM modems. See more details at
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