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HI All, I presume I can use a USB 2.0 shield ( http://www.circuitsathome.com/products-page/arduino-shields/usb-host-shield-2-0-for-arduino ). To connect to a standard Telstra 3G (Next G) modem.

But I cant find anyone that has done this (plenty of Raspberry Pi examples).  I want to both confirm its possible, and check what specific hardware was used.

Does anyone know of anyone linking any 3G Telstra modem to a Arduino Uno any way at all?

I am looking to use it to send SMS from Arduino.

(and to confirm for anyone not local, Telstra are a Aussie Telco)

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If you can't find an existing solution then you'd need to write a USB driver for that device - which would require you to understand USB drivers in general and the protocol used for that device in detail. None of these things are easy.
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Thanks Peter, not what I was hoping for.

Does anyone know of a Mobile that can be interfaced with, that works on Telstra Australia, and has a external Aerial port.  To send SMS.
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Are there any other ways to connect to the modem you have? Most offer either WiFi or ethernet in addition to USB. You could then use a WiFi or ethernet shield to talk to it.

I'm not sure how the cell network in Australia is, but you could also get a SIM chip for a GSM phone, and plug it into a GSM Shield (assuming you have a GSM network).
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