I ordered a GSM breakout board from amazon and a Ting card from Adafruit to make a car tracker (in case mine was ever stolen, highly modded hot-rod). In testing basic calling and sms commands the board would work sometimes then just stop working all together. So I broke down and bought a metro and Fona 808 shield (gsm and gps). This board, in testing, works everytime! 1st problem solved. My skill with coding is if I see a similar project I can understand what the code is doing but if I try to add code I usually screw the whole thing up. I am basically just wanting to call my projects gsm card with a password (found plenty of tutorials on this) and get back the coordinates (Longitude and latitude) sms messaged back to the same phone number. thats it. If possible add in a google maps link. However the ones I look up either dont work at all when i upload them. or they are (like the Adafuit tutorial) a GPS fence. Where it only sms the coordinates if the imaginary gate is broken. Does anyone have a suggestion to a project I could use or help me with this? It seams pretty simple, 2 commands... 1. listen for this "password" sms 2. If password is correct , sms back to the same number (or one hard coded) the gps longitude and latitude.
Yet I never get a response when I upload any of the tutorial codes that I modify to my phone number and try. Maybe someone with more experience could pick out a project online that would defiantly work with my setup. and I could try it and report back what happens, or doesnt happen.