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Hi. I am new in GSM shield.

Using sim900 I successfully connected my Arduino Uno to pin 4 and pin 5 with library BETA_GSM_GPRS_GPS_IDE100_v304..
For some reason the code authorization doesn't really do anything even though I have 1 phone-book save in the SIMCARD the other SMS that is not save in the phone book is also printing..

#include "SIM900.h"
#include "sms.h"
#include <SoftwareSerial.h>
boolean started=false;
char phone_num[20]; // array for the phone number string
char sms_text[100]; // array for the SMS text string

void setup()
  //Serial connection.
  Serial.println("GSM Shield testing.");
  //Start configuration of shield with baudrate.
  //For http uses is raccomanded to use 4800 or slower.
  if (gsm.begin(2400)){
  else Serial.println("\nstatus=IDLE");
    //Enable this two lines if you want to send an SMS.
    //if (sms.SendSMS("3471234567", "Arduino SMS"))
      //Serial.println("\nSMS sent OK");


void loop() {
 char  position = sms.IsSMSPresent(SMS_UNREAD);
 char  position2 = sms.IsSMSPresent(SMS_READ);
  if (position) {  
  if(sms.GetAuthorizedSMS(position, phone_num, sms_text, 100, 1, 10))
     else {
   if (position2) {
  delay (100);

What I am really wanted to do is print only the SMS coming from my phonebook. Sorry for my bad English. I hope you'll answer this soon. I really need it.

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What is the output you are getting with the code you posted?

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