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Topic # 5073 26-Sep-2005 10:33
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Can anyone tell me if there is a brand of GSM phone (other than Sony Ericsson) that there are RS232 (DB9 connector) data cables readily available for?

Most phones now only support USB cables, but I need to test with phones that still support RS232 cables (to connect to specialised devices).

I guess that the other option would be some sort of converter, but I'm not too sure how successful that would be? I know that you can get a USB<->RS232 converter cable, but that needs a driver (and the devices that I will be connecting to cannot take a standard PC driver).

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Nigel H.

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  Reply # 20742 29-Sep-2005 19:01
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This may be alittle off course, but WaveCom do a GSM module that has a rs232 connector. The wavecom is more a device for embedding along with a microprocessor etc.

Nokia have a similar module called the H12 or similar.


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  Reply # 20767 30-Sep-2005 03:14
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Heaps of brands have data cables available for them. Actually getting them in NZ (especially at a reasonable price) is another story. Check out this site .


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  Reply # 20775 30-Sep-2005 08:30
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I agree that there are plenty of data cables around, but there are very few that have DB9 connectors (ie NOT USB).

I tried looking at the site you mentioned and they've exceeded their bandwidth allowance...

I think the answer will be to just recommend Sony Ericsson - which suits me fine as their Bluetooth seems to be the most compatible as well 8-).

Nigel H.


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  Reply # 20833 30-Sep-2005 13:38
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Hmm, didn't plan on that happening. Yes there are heaps of serial cables. To upgrade firmware on most phones, you require a serial cable so they are available. Do a google search and you should be able to find them easily enough. Nokia has a couple of models which can be hooked up using a serial cable, more info at bottom of this page,,34250,00.html#dlr2l . Otherwise more cables here,, .

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  Reply # 20844 30-Sep-2005 17:24
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I don't know what your level of electronics knowledge is but if you're after something for a custom project you can get RS232 cellular modules from these guys that look pretty cool including one with a built in Python interpreter built in which sounds very cool..

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