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wizdum


Are these kind of GSM modules easy to use do they come with good documentation/samples?


Define "easy to use". Sparkfun has a few different modules, with some examples:
https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9607
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liudr


If you are in a region of the world that uses GSM/GPRS cell phones (75-80% of the world uses GSM, in the USA AT&T and T-Mobile use GSM but Sprint and Verizon do not), you might want to use this shield, which would allow you to put in a SIM card: http://www.seeedstudio.com/wiki/GPRS_Shield.  You will have to figure out how what cell phone options for the SIM card.


MichaelMeissner,

I'm trying to get this shield. Have you had some experience with it? I am curious what "unlocked SIM" means on their wiki. Thanks.

MichaelMeissner

No I don't own the shield.  An unlocked sim card means you can transfer the sim card from one phone to another.  I believe some sim cards are locked to a particular phone.  You would need to ask somebody else which carriers have locked sim cards.

OpenElectronics

Hi, I suggest you the Open-Electronics shield
use a SIM908 instead of SIM900
SIM908=GSM + GPRS + GPS
SIM900=GSM + GPRS
More info:
http://www.open-electronics.org/gsm-gps-shield-for-arduino/

sbright33

You can also use Wifly + Mifi from any mobile provider.
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