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

by twoweektrial / March 7, 2013 8:20 AM PST

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.

Thanks

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Odd.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 7, 2013 9:35 AM PST

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.
Bob

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(NT) Any thoughts on a decent phone for the job?
by twoweektrial / March 7, 2013 11:08 AM PST
In reply to: Odd.
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Usually not a phone issue. A plan issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 7, 2013 11:16 AM PST

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. http://www.talariax.com/ 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.
Bob

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