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GSM is a very widely used standard for communication over mobile phone networks.

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Getting the contacts/ storing contacts to SIM card

I have the GSM shield and is there any ways to get the stored contacts on the SIM card? It seems that the GSM library does not support writing data onto/ reading data from the SIM card? My aim is to ...
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Which shield to use for GPRS?

I'm planning to build a device that would read some sensor data and send it via GPRS, eg. once per day. (Not that original, yeah.) But my problem is choosing a GSM/GPRS shield. The official ...
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SerialGSM for GSM shield without SoftwareSerial

SerialGSM is a library for simplifying GSM shields. This is sample code for sending SMS: #include <SerialGSM.h> #include <SoftwareSerial.h> SerialGSM cell(2,3); void setup(){ Serial....
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Difference between SoftwareSerial and Serial

From the sample code #include <SoftwareSerial.h> SoftwareSerial mySerial(10, 11); // RX, TX void setup() { // Open serial communications and wait for port to open: Serial.begin(57600); ...
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How to communicate the Arduino board with SIM900?

I have a problem. I bought a SIM900 board, but I can not connect there with the Arduino. To send AT commands on the serial the SIM900 doesn't respond, but the LED indicating that the network is on. I'...
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Receiving SMS by Arduino GSM Shield and control the LED with the content of this SMS?

I am using Arduino GSM Shield receiving SMS from an Android app. And the content of this SMS will control a LED. If the content of this SMS is not "off", the LED will be on and the content will be ...
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Multiple GSM shields on one Arduino

I am looking for a way to listen for received text messages on multiple numbers. When I came across the Arduino and its shields, I thought to myself this might be the perfect way to do just that. One ...
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Simulation of Arduino Mega 2560 with GSM Module using Proteus

I have really been suffering with my simulation! Tried connecting my arduino mega 2560 to COMPIM (used as GSM Module) in my circuit and also loaded sample code but damn! In vain! I wanted to view the ...
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Connection problem with Arduino Mega 2560 and GSM shield ( official M10)

As I don't want to stack the shield over the mega 2560 board, I try to connect only the pins that used for GSM communication. Here are my connection: Pin 3 on Mega <==> Pin GSM Rx on Shield Pin ...
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Arduino shield stacking

I have an Arduino GSM Shield mounted on an Arduino Uno. Can I stack this GPS shield above Arduino GSM shield? Will there be any pin configuration problem? In GSM Shield hardware pin’s configuraton ...
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MQTT client on Arduino + SIM900

I have used the pubsubclient library for Arduino for communicating with an MQTT broker in the past, however the library works only with Ethernet connecction. I need to use GSM in my application and am ...
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Arduino Mega + SIM808 GSM + GPS Module + Program Switch ON without pressing Push Button?

I am new to IOT and tried out integration and a small test code with an Arduino Mega + SIM808 + GSM + GPS Module. It works fine with the SIM808 Library. My requirement is to put it in an enclosure, ...
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Communication between two Bluetooth modules of two Arduinos

I am designing a home automation project. I want to control different home appliances through GSM. I am designing it in such a way that each apparatus is connected to an Arduino and bluetooth module. ...
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Compatibility between shields

Despite that I am new to Arduino, I am tasked to invent a serious alarm system and I chose Arduino. I study electronics, but virtually I am a software programmer and C is my area of expertise. I ...
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Using AA batteries to power Arduino and GPS unit

I'm more of a software guy, so I need your help to figure out the power issue with my Arduino. What I would like to do is using a GSM/GPS unit (Ai-Thinker A7) with Arduino Nano as a car tracking ...
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Arduino 4G LTE Shield

Is there by any chance a shield that can take an 4G LTE compatible SIM card activated by a carrier and establish a connection?
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Is the SIM900 3G? Or is the SIM900A able to connect to 3G?

I would like to state that I am not familiar with the whole cellular connection thing. But I was wondering if the SIM900/or/SIM900A is 3G and will work with PTel Mobile. I need this Arduino to be ...
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How to read a Text file from server and store to a separate variable?

I am working on reading a text file from the server, using http://arduino.cc/en/Reference/GSMClientConnected. It gives me this code: char path[]="/asciilogo.txt" I want to store only the contents ...
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Why is the GSM shield so expensive? [closed]

I've been doing some Googling for GSM shields and their prices and frankly I don't understand why they are so expensive on average. The official one sold by Arduino is 71 euros for me (I live in ...
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Does SMS format depend on the sender's mobile?

I want to read the SMS using Arduino and GSM module, I want to perform conditional programming based on the received SMS. What I found really interesting is SMS format is different if I send message ...
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How to receive data from my server database to a variable in my Arduino?

I am learning to work with the client - server communication. I am able to communicate with my server and able to store values in the table. But I want to receive one of the specific data from the ...
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SIM800L and Arduino Sleep - getting whimsy Serial output after 5 calls

i'm working on project where i'm trying to achieve that arduino parse caller ID so i can use it later to send SMS with sensor reading data. Somehow i made that code (with much googling) and it works ...
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Cheapest Arduino GPRS or 3G solution

I am looking at creating a fleet of low power, Arduino driven devices. I would need some kind of GPS on them all (or could triangulate through phone network?) plus a connection to the internet - just ...
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Which pins of an Arduino UNO can be used as Tx and Rx pins for connecting to GSM GPRS SIM 900A

I am using Arduino UNO and SIM 900A. Pins 0 and 1 are used as TX and RX. Is it possible to use any other pins?
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Connecting a Arduino to FT232

I found this wonderful breakout board based on FT232. I wonder if I can use this board for connecting my arduino to a USB dongle for 3g/GPRS connection ? From what I understand this board can be ...
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Send text according to an ultrasonic measurement, on battery

I have this big bucket where I would like to install an arduino on the top of the bucket where it would calculate the % of the bucket being filled up with water. Then, every day at night the arduino ...
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GSM and NFC not working together

I have an Arduino Uno board, Seeed Studio NFC shield v2.1 and, an Arduino GSM shield stacked UNO -> NFC -> GSM, therefore, all the wires are going into pins in the GSM. I have successfully created a ...
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Which GSM-shield is most efficient for GPRS communication?

I tried Google, I tried a bunch of forums and I searched here. This question needs a final answer: Which GSM-shield is most efficient for GPRS communication? Since Arduino is the amateurs best ...
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SIM300cz AT command returns -1

I connected SIM300cz module's GSM board with Arduino Mega. The GSM board has the pins VCC, GND, RXD, TXD, GND, RI, DTR, STATUS, PWKEY and GND. I connected the GNDs with Arduino's GND, VCC to Arduinos ...
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Understanding arduino shield schematics

I am researching the schematic of the arduino GSM shield. Link is this: https://www.sparkfun.com/datasheets/DevTools/Arduino/cellular%20shield-v12.pdf What i do not understand is the upper right part,...
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Unable to receive SMS on Android

I have a GSM/GPRS shield for Arduino. It uses a SIM800 from SIMCOM. I've done several projects using it. Previously I used to send SMS from the same module. which were delivered appropriately. Since ...
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Strange characters after typing an AT command in serial monitor

I'm trying to test AT commands (I am working with an Arduino Uno and a GSM/GPRS SIM900 shield; my system is ubuntu 14.10) . Yesterday when I was testing , all ran well.. For example after typing AT+...
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How to connect GPS Neo-6M module to GSM Shield SIM900 V2?

I'm doing my final year project, My project is based on "Arduino Real Time Gprs/Gsm & GPS Tracker". So Now I have purchased the hardware components such as: Arduino UNO R3 GSM Shield SIM900 V2.0 ...
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Sim800L's library can not compile on Arduino Due

Sim800L's library can not compile on Arduino Due. Is there any way to create a library for Arduino Due? #include <Sim800l.h> #include <SoftwareSerial.h> Sim800l Sim800l; char* text; char*...
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Can I connect an Arduino GSM Shield directly to a PC?

Is it possible to communicate with and use the GSM shield directly from the computer, without using an arduino board?
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Sending data to a webserver with GPRS/GPS Shield (U-blox Sara G-350)

I am working on a project for tracking cars. I am using an Arduino UNO to receive the position from GPS/GPRS shield. I am OK on obtaining the coordinates position. Now I need to send the position to a ...
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Passing a long string from SoftwareSerial to Serial

I'm currently playing around with a GPRS shield on an Arduino Uno, for which I have to write raw AT commands over the SoftwareSerial. At the moment, I just want to be able to talk to the GPRS from my ...
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Board recommendations for GPRS/GSM for 'on the go'

I have been tasked to find a way of communicating to a webservice from my microcontroller - yay! With little-no real grasp on sms/etc (due to not ever 'using' it before), it appears that my knowledge ...
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Can the official arduino GSM shield library be changed to work with hardware serial on mega

I have a complex requirement that uses a number of libraries that depend on timing I.e. OneWire. When using the official GSM shield on a mega, it loads a version of software serial to talk to the GSM. ...
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2G/3G vs 4G/LTE Cell Connectivity for Sensor Prototype? [closed]

Would love any advice on Arduino cell connectivity. From what I understand: 2G (GSM/GPRS) is a dying technology. AT&T is shutting down its 2G network on Jan 1, 2017. 2G (CDMA) will have a longer ...
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GPRS/GSM SIM900 Shield not working with Arduino

I have a few questions related to GPRS/GSM SIM900 Shield not working with Arduino. To keep it short I have a list of concrete questions: Is the Arduino GSM library compatible with the Geeetech GPRS/...
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Arduino GSM receiving text and then storing value as a variable in code

I am using an Arduino Mega board with a SIM900 GSM. My goal is to be able to text the GSM with a value of two digits (ex: 79) and then store that value as a variable in the code. I know how to set ...
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how to detect the incoming message from sim800 GSM module

I am designing an motorcycle security system and I need to receive the message from the user.Hence i need to detect the incoming message and read the number and data from the message
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Help with school project (Arduino GSM and Thermal printer) [closed]

I'm with some friends from my school and we have started to do a project where we send an SMS text message to our Arduino UNO (with GSM module), which then print the text message on a thermal printer(...
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Sending AT commands to a gprs shield using serial port

I have a GPRS shield connected to an arduino uno board, i want to use the shield to send sms and do phone calls, from a C# Wpf application, the arduino is connected to the application using the serial ...
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(Arduino + official GSM shield + ultrasonic HC-SR04 sensor) inaccurate measuring

I'm using an Arduino Uno, 1.0.5 r2 version of the IDE with and ultrasonic HC-SR04 sensor for measuring a tank water level. I want to send the data obtained over internet using the official arduino GSM ...
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GSM dongle instead of GSM shield?

I googled for this problem many times and ended up with no results, so I decided to post it here. Can we use a GSM Dongle (usb dongle) instead of a GSM shield (like SIM900 module) to send and ...
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SIM808 module GSM working fine, GPS not working (No GPS ready message on power on)

I powered on my SIM808 module. It showed me following output: RDY +CFUN: 1 +CPIN: READY Call Ready SMS Ready It supposed to show GPS ready also. I sent AT command and return ok. However ...
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Errors when compiling the GSM SMS receive example from the Arduino IDE

I want to receive SMS and check whether the character is 'y' or 'n'. If it is 'y', set a pin to high so that a light glows. I thought I could use the example code given in the Arduino IDE for ...
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What SMS can send to switch LED?

I have code but I don't know how to send SMS from my Mobile I mean what the message I can send to switch the Led? To switch On or Off. I use SIm900 and use this code #include <SoftwareSerial.h> ...