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Topic # 136536 30-Nov-2013 17:20
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Looking for a telecom compatible USB Modem which supports voice capability. Either out of the box, or through DC-Unlocker (https://www.dc-unlocker.com/supported_models_1/)

Example of one of these is the Huawei E1552 on 2degrees. You can unlock voice capability using DC-Unlocker.
As far as i can tell the ZTE MF626, MF180, MF190 all don't support this, though i could be wrong. There's also the Sierra 326u, but that seems to also lack voice.

 

If anyone has a T-Stick and can confirm voice capability (or lack of) via the free version of DC Unlocker that would be useful.

 


Objective is linking it up to Freeswitch (http://wiki.freeswitch.org/wiki/GSMopen#Voice_calls_and_SMS). Unless someone wants to sell me a cheap WCDMA SIP Gateway :p

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  Reply # 943464 30-Nov-2013 17:56
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Google found this for me... no recommendation but worth a look

http://www.powertec.co.nz/store/featured-products/matrix-gfx11-3g-gateway.html

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  Reply # 943509 30-Nov-2013 20:54
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plambrechtsen: Google found this for me... no recommendation but worth a look

http://www.powertec.co.nz/store/featured-products/matrix-gfx11-3g-gateway.html

Hmm, I have I think a GSM (2G) version of the matrix gateway, so Vodafone 2degrees only.
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  Reply # 943547 30-Nov-2013 23:31
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Just a touch out of my price range :p
For VF/2degrees i'd just use one of the many many huawei sticks that support this. Basically a poor mans WCDMA SIP gateway. Unfortunately i'm not in 2100mhz coverage so i can't use it on telecom.

Very hard to find a huawei modem that works on 850mhz. I've only found the telstra huawei e353t so far, which I can't tell if it supports voice or not. Seems some newer firmwares might.

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  Reply # 943556 1-Dec-2013 00:33
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Ah i must have glanced over that E3531 because it wasn't on the DC-Unlocker page model listing.

That might work, if someone has one and can run the check on it with the DC-Unlocker software, that would be great.

Output looks like this (pulled from random internet search)

Found modem : E160X
Model : Huawei E160/E160G/E160X
IMEI : [removed]
Serial NR. : DY7NAA1910510644
Firmware : 11.609.10.02.432
Compile date / time : Nov 16 2009 19:39:56
Hardware ver. : CD25TCPU
Dashboard version : UTPS11.030.01.04.03
Chipset : Qualcomm MSM6246
NAND Flash : SAMSUNG_K91G08
Voice feature : disabled
SIM Lock status : unlocked
Wrong codes entered : 0 (unlock attempts left : 10)

If it says disallowed by current firmware, then sometimes you can write updated firmware to the device if its read/write.

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  Reply # 943602 1-Dec-2013 09:05
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plambrechtsen: Would either of these two do the business?

http://store.telecom.co.nz/mobile/prepaid/mobilebroadband/telecom-e3531
or
http://store.telecom.co.nz/mobile/prepaid/mobilebroadband/huawei-e8278

As they are both Huawei sticks...



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  Reply # 943604 1-Dec-2013 09:19
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Couldnt you just set up a 2talk account and make voip calls with it?




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  Reply # 943642 1-Dec-2013 10:53
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Making calls isn't a concern, I have access to a few voip lines for that. 

I want to receive inbound calls and SMS into freeswitch. 

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  Reply # 943665 1-Dec-2013 12:06
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Modem not found! When using Telecom E3531 with DC Unlocker.



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  Reply # 943669 1-Dec-2013 12:10
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Argh, that's a pain. Thank you for checking for me, was considering buying one. Im guessing thats even after waiting a minute or two for the modem to initilize and then trying the "detect modem" button too. Oh and you have to make sure that the Mobile broadband software isn't running, as it can take control of the device.
Back to the drawing board on that one...

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  Reply # 943674 1-Dec-2013 12:19
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Get this when using Telecom E8278

 

 

 


DC - Unlocker 2 Client 1.00.1074

 

Detecting modem :

 

selection :
manufacturer - Huawei modems
model - Auto detect (recommended)

 

Found Applications port COM9

 

Found modem         : E8278
Model               : Huawei E8278
IMEI                : 866************
Serial NR.          : D*************
Firmware            : 21.261.67.00.1011
Compile date / time : Jun 18 2013 11:24:53
Hardware ver.       : CH1E8278SM
Dashboard version   : WEBUI13.100.03.02.1011
Voice feature       : unknown(read failed)
SIM Lock status     : unlocked
Wrong codes entered : 10 (unlock attempts left : 0)

 

===================================================================

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  Reply # 943909 2-Dec-2013 09:09
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plambrechtsen: Would either of these two do the business?

http://store.telecom.co.nz/mobile/prepaid/mobilebroadband/huawei-e8278

As they are both Huawei sticks...


Wonder if you can do VOIP over this T-Stick and will they work on the likes of a TG582n router??




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  Reply # 944324 2-Dec-2013 19:25
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This might be a bit out of your price range, but noticed this on trademe - http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/networking-modems/wireless-networking/other/auction-666930498.htm




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