low-priced GSM modem for SMS (sms server tools 3)

I'd like a low-priced (between $20-$60) GSM modem that I can send SMS through using the linux tool SMS server tools 3. It needs to be able to accept standard AT commands. I have an AT&T SIM card, so unlocked or AT&T enabled would be good. I don't want one that just works with its own software, I need to be able to interface it with other programs.


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Most folk I know just use a cell phone to do this. Your post makes me think you just started on this project and that's OK but be sure to do some more research.

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(NT) Any thoughts on a decent phone for the job?
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Usually not a phone issue. A plan issue.

For example this sort of thing is used to send a lot of texts or a few texts. It's a two item hurdle. The plan, then a phone. One isn't good without the other.

I'm guessing here you are trying to duplicate something. and it's ilk are out there are at the CTIA show ATT would SMS thousands for lunch money. I can't guess what scale you are reaching for, or if you are just looking for the usual M2M idea.

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