GPRS\USB

Hi, Do you think I can use this device to send and recieve SMS from the Arduino?

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/usb-tri-band-gprs-modem-cell-phone-radio-gsm-900-1800-1900mhz-12057

I though of connect this device to the USB port in the Arduino (using cable convertor or something).

What do you think?

Thanks! Dan.

Do you think I can use this device to send and recieve SMS from the Arduino? I though of connect this device to the USB port in the Arduino (using cable convertor or something).

The correct "or something" is a USB Host Shield. The Arduino is a USB slave, not a USB Master. That device is also a USB Slave (it needs to be told what to do). The USB Host Shield allows you to write a device driver that runs on the Arduino and makes a USB slave do something.

How are you at writing device drivers?

So I can assume that eventually it will cost me like buying this GPRS shield: http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/gprs-shield-p-779.html?cPath=139_141&zenid=94c2a4237b65aae01f059476ce338064

Any other cheap alternatives for just sending SMS from Arduino?

Thanks! Danofri.

So I can assume that eventually it will cost me like buying this GPRS shield:

Someone had to develop the software, and would like to get paid for that effort, so, yes that is the easiest way to go.

Many thanks for the quick reply!

So I think I'll buy this shield: http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/gprs-shield-p-779.html?cPath=139_141&zenid=94c2a4237b65aae01f059476ce338064

Do you think I should expect any problems with Arduino Mega?

Thanks! Danofri.