Spoke on LeftApps: Your cheapest P2P SMS option, period. Less than a penny a text with a simple, friendly experience for admins and volunteers.
Spoke is the open-source peer-to-peer SMS tool that's powered several presidential campaigns and many other progressive organizations. LeftApps puts Spoke within reach for campaigns without extensive engineering resources by taking care of the technical setup side, leaving you with an easy-to-use tool for staff and volunteers alike.
Full featured peer-to-peer SMS
Spoke has all the features critical to your program including
Scripts with response tagging and canned responses
Separate controls for admins, supervolunteers and just-texters
Conversation and message-level data export
in a simple interface that allows for your team and volunteers to get texts out quickly and manage many conversations at once.
Spoke is maintained and improved on by MoveOn.org and a dedicated group of volunteers.
(LeftApps provides the server and database that allow you to use Spoke effortlessly, but we didn't create the tool.)
With Spoke hosted by LeftApps, you pay Twilio--the SMS service that is the foundation of essentially every peer-to-peer service--directly for the texts you send and receive. This means outrageously low prices:
$.0075 per text inbound or outbound ($.01 instead to/from Verizon or US Cellular customers)
$1 per number per month phone number rental (but many volunteers can use one number at the same time--expect that you'll need 1 number for every 200 people you'd text on your biggest texting day of the year)
No contracts; you preload $20 in your Twilio account during setup and then just pay as you go
Depnding on what you've been using, this could reduce your cost by as much as five to ten times per text.
LeftApps (of course) doesn't charge anything for hosting--you only pay what you pay Twilio.
LeftApps is now part of Switchboard! Free fundraising reporting and shortlinks are still available. Switchboard's simple, powerful texting tool can save you time and money and is better suited to today's texting policy landscape.
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