SMS Without Borders (SWoB) is a platform that enables users without access to an active internet connection to continue communicating with online services using SMS messages.

SWoB provides a proactive approach to circumventing internet shutdowns by way of using SMS messaging to communicate with online services. The project will focus on building an Android app which will securely allow users to use SMS capable phones to send out messages and communicate via special gateways that will be designed primarily for use during the event of an internet shutdown. The intended use case for this tool is to provide access to online platforms so as to maintain communications even without an internet connection.