gBoard with GSM - active conversation status

Hey everybody

I hope someone can help me with this. I would really appreciate!

I'm using this board with an Arduino and GSM module (SIM900): http://www.exp-tech.de/service/datasheet/GBoard_DS.pdf

What I try to do is making simple phone calls. Everything works so far. But here is the problem: I want the Arduino to know when the person I call picks up the phone and answers so it can start a counter. The library for GSM and Sim900 calls the status "CALL_ACTIVE_VOICE" but this is when the phone is still ringing, not when the conversation starts. How can I get the status?

Can anybody help me?

It’s not a gBoard only problem. Every GSM shield running with the old library has this issue.

Has someone tried to run the GBoard with the new lib included with IDE 1.0.4? I didn't got it work but I focused on internet connection: Arduino Forum

I don't know why the new GSM lib is not working with the gBoard either. I tried it several times but the SIM900 is not able to connect. I think this would solve many peoples problems with GSM shields. The new lib has a lot more features than any other GSM-Shield lib.

The new lib has a lot more features than any other GSM-Shield lib.

But it is designed to work with the Arduino GSM shield only. If that is not the shield you have, I can’t imagine why you would be using the Arduino GSM library.

The features are not hardware related. Any GSM Shield got the same hardware components so there should be a way to get the lib running.

The features are not hardware related.

Yeah, right.

multigrade:
The features are not hardware related. Any GSM Shield got the same hardware components so there should be a way to get the lib running.

I would this expect too, because the functions based upon AT commands--as I know. Is this right or are there any hardware related things in the new lib? So the difference can be pins or some on / off trigger. I started a discussion respective "internet connection" on
Arduino Forum I'm a bit stuck but the "generate turn on pulse" seems to be necessary in addition to the code from the new lib. But I could not manage to insert this code on the right position. Perhaps you can have a look at this.

Isn't there a generic GSM library, similar to "TinyGPS"?