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Topic # 105121 27-Jun-2012 19:19 Send private message

Is there any software that allows one to use my 2D sim card that I am using for data, to also send Sms so I can take advantage of the 500 free texts??  I have a Dell Latitude XT2.

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  Reply # 647193 27-Jun-2012 19:21 Send private message

Are you using a USB modem for that? Some of the software support SMS.




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  Reply # 647197 27-Jun-2012 19:33 Send private message

The software on the 2D USB modem sticks sends and receives SMS



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  Reply # 647223 27-Jun-2012 20:30 Send private message

No, I am using a sim card slot inside the laptop,

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  Reply # 647294 27-Jun-2012 22:59 Send private message

In this case you are using the Windows WWAN support. You will need a third party app, someone else might have a recommendation...







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  Reply # 647296 27-Jun-2012 23:06 Send private message

I see that I have a Dell wireless 5530 hspa mini-card modem configured on com4, and in com ports, I have a dell wireless 5530 hspa mini-card device management on com3.  Using the modem properties I can query the modem on com4.  But when I try to open it from software I get an error.

Presumably if I can communicate with com4, I can then send AT commands to send SMS .. if I know what telephone number to dial.



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  Reply # 647546 28-Jun-2012 12:11 Send private message

Got com4 responding now.

Anyone know the number to use to send SMS on 2D ?

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  Reply # 647550 28-Jun-2012 12:19 Send private message

gchiu: Got com4 responding now.

Anyone know the number to use to send SMS on 2D ?


Assuming it behaves like a more or less normal GSM modem, you can find the info here.




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  Reply # 647554 28-Jun-2012 12:27 Send private message

Thanks ... just what i was looking for.



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  Reply # 647810 28-Jun-2012 20:34 Send private message

Not so good

AT+CMGF=1

+CMS ERROR: 303

So, getting an unsupported response on asking to switch to sms text mode



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  Reply # 648950 1-Jul-2012 11:16 Send private message

Solved by purchasing a Huawei E586 wireless hotspot which has a web interface to allow me to send SMS

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  Reply # 648953 1-Jul-2012 11:21 Send private message

So you're no longer using the 5530? how much do you want for it?




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  Reply # 648963 1-Jul-2012 11:38 Send private message

It's an integrated part of my laptop!  But I am no longer using it as I removed the sim and put it into the Huawei E586

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  Reply # 648968 1-Jul-2012 11:44 Send private message

Heh, they're removable... I have one in my work laptop, which used to be in my netbook. I'd like to get another to replace the one from my netbook.

Nevermind though, just checked eBay and they're about US$20 with free shipping.




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  Reply # 648998 1-Jul-2012 12:31 Send private message

Why not get one that can do SMS? Hmm.  that's an idea for me too!

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  Reply # 649003 1-Jul-2012 12:41 Send private message

gchiu: Why not get one that can do SMS? Hmm.? that's an idea for me too!


They all can, but the 5530 doesn't support Text mode submission of SMS, only PDU mode.

Dell have some not bad software for the devices, but it clashes a little with Windows 7's WWAN support - I couldn't get it working last time I tried.




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