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Topic: GSM Shield Options in Australia when 2G network dissapears? (Read 568 times) previous topic - next topic

smgs

I've been looking at the FONA 808 sheilds (http://www.adafruit.com/products/2636), but Telstra are meant to be closing down the 2G network in Australia by the end of next year, 2016. My project will be monitoring in a reasonably remote location where I am not sure if any other providers will get good enough reception, hence why looking at Telstra currently.

So I am not super keen to invest in the FONA 808 shields as my limited understanding and admittedly being very new to Arduino. Would indicate these will stop functioning if on the Telstra network after next year? ( http://exchange.telstra.com.au/2014/07/23/its-time-to-say-goodbye-old-friend/ )

The issue for me is that the 3G shields don't seem quite as well supported just yet (http://www.adafruit.com/products/2687). It also doesn't have the same Integrated GPS which would be very handy for my future project.

What are other people doing or using to send messages and or Internet traffic from there Arduino currently?

Cheers

a Noob

smgs

Just re-read the 3g gsm shield page and I stand corrected it does come with GPS in built.

https://www.adafruit.com/products/2687

Is anyone out there using the 3g GSM shield for uploading data to the Internet? Temboo seem to have a couple of very nice Libraries for this purpose to upload to Google Drive etc.

Cheers

YesBot

Hello,
Just wondering if you have any updates on this and the work around now ?

thanks

lastchancename

I've used many of the TinySine 3G (SIM5320x) shields in a custom application.
Great for GSM, SMS, GPS and GPRS data.
The only issue is choosing the right version (thanks to ACMA and the telcos)
The E version is best used with Optus and Vodafone networks, while the A version fits best in Telstra topology.
There is some overlap, but the above fits most applications.
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At the very least, take a guess at the solution, then we can help move forward from what you know already.

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