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Topic # 6187 3-Jan-2006 20:29
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I know this has been discussed on here before but I can't seem to find any of the threads.

A friend asked me about sending out SMS's to staff using a cellphone hooked up to their PC when I mentioned I have the same setup here with an old Sony Ericsson on Vodafone. Since they are all on Telecom they would like to use a Telecom phone and obviously take advantage of $10 TXT - and before anybody says Telecom say this is abusing it it would be a max of several hundred messages per month so would less than many teenagers anyway! :-)

Are there any Telecom phones with datacables that can do this? Are there any CDMA phones at all that support the GSM AT commands for SMS to allow common software to be used?


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Reply # 25675 3-Jan-2006 20:56
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And note,,,,,,,,, From t'coms T & C on $10TXT

Person to person texts do not include text messages sent via automated, computer scripted or other electronic means using a CDMA modem or tethered (i.e. cable connected) CDMA handset


But it's nowhere in the boost conditions.... yet......... (and yes, Sad I have researched it)


Your best bet would probably be a Nokia 6385
over serial cable but the menu's totally different from my 6310 i (equivalent 021 phone)
or the Sony Ericsson T60c
maybe some 021 interfacing software could be modified? hmmmm......








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  Reply # 25676 3-Jan-2006 21:18
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I have been using Jeyo mobile extender connected to Harrier. Sending texts from Outlook via Harrier is soooooo much easier, I should have done it from day one instead of waiting nearly 8 months. Available via software store on this site.

The trouble may be using compatible handsets but they have a trial version so may be worth experimenting with.




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Reply # 25677 3-Jan-2006 21:23
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ooooh.. might be all the more reason to buy another...



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  Reply # 25678 3-Jan-2006 21:31
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What software have you used with the Nokia or T60c to actually send SMS's?


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  Reply # 25689 4-Jan-2006 08:53
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Not many of the CDMA phones support it AFAIK. The commandset for SMS isn't present (or if it is noone seems to know).

I hadn't heard of the harrier being used like that, but it makes sense seeing you can interface to the outlook via the Activesync interface.

You can also use the AnyData iPort (http://www.cdma.co.nz/solutions/fixed_wireless/rs232_modem/), but depending on what you're doing you might need to write your own software to interface to it.

You also have to talk to a few people to get SMS enabled, and AFAIK $10 txt is out aswell as it's classed as a data device. : (





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  Reply # 25690 4-Jan-2006 10:12
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I realise that SMS's can't be sent like they can with GSM.

I actually have NowSMS running at home and the topic is discussed here

(http://www.nowsms.com/framer.htm?http://www.nowsms.com/discus/messages/485/6657.html)

It mentions Multitech external CDMA modems supporting PDU mode - are there any CDMA devices with the Wavecom chipset available in NZ?


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  Reply # 25692 4-Jan-2006 10:50
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There's some interesting reading on that nowsms site. I might have to look into it further another day.

Off the top of my head I'm not aware of anything, but if there is it's going to be in a modem form similar to the iPort rather than a phone.

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  Reply # 25698 4-Jan-2006 12:38
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you can have $10 txt on a Harrier, as long as you also have a voice plan that is eligible (Go Onebill, Mytimes, Anytimes some industy plans etc).




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  Reply # 25741 5-Jan-2006 01:44
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My harrier was $10 TXT capable, I was on Go onebill with the $10 a month, $1 a megabyte plan as well. My 027 now carries a lot of calls and no TXT ( I leave that for punishing Vodafones freeTXTweekends over datacabled Nok6210)


I wish a cheaper handset was capable with SMS however...


OT:
027 charge you a "data rate plan voice call charge" of 89c/min if you make a voice call on a data only plan
021 charge you a "data rate plan voice call charge" of $20/min, yes not kidding...

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Reply # 25746 5-Jan-2006 02:50
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paradoxsm: ......( I leave that for punishing Vodafones freeTXTweekends over datacabled Nok6210)
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OT:
027 charge you a "data rate plan voice call charge" of 89c/min if you make a voice call on a data only plan
021 charge you a "data rate plan voice call charge" of $20/min, yes not kidding...


I see I'm not the only one. I tend to abuse it a bit too, though I haven't used a datacable yet. I may just use my old Z600 and use a mac bluetooth sms sender for it.

As for the 021 data voice call charge.... thats a bit over the top. I expected them to bar all incoming and outgoing calls except for 112/111.




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  Reply # 25791 5-Jan-2006 21:41
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112 ???




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  Reply # 25793 5-Jan-2006 21:47
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Disenchanted: 112 ???

In NZ (on GSM) its the same as dialing 111. In some others they use it for similar purposes.

Most GSM handsets I have played with allow you to dial that number (along with 911) even if you don't have the right PIN to the handset/SIM card.




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  Reply # 25804 6-Jan-2006 08:07
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Yeah, if I remember off the top of my head the emergency numbers that are programmed into the CDMA handsets are normally 111, 112, and 911, think there might be one more aswell, but I can't remember it.




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  Reply # 25860 7-Jan-2006 20:52
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paradoxsm: OT:
027 charge you a "data rate plan voice call charge" of 89c/min if you make a voice call on a data only plan
021 charge you a "data rate plan voice call charge" of $20/min, yes not kidding...


Have you got a link from the Vodafone website that's states they charge $20/min?

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Reply # 25861 7-Jan-2006 20:59
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jpwise: Yeah, if I remember off the top of my head the emergency numbers that are programmed into the CDMA handsets are normally 111, 112, and 911, think there might be one more aswell, but I can't remember it.

08 is also on my handsets.

Grantis: ....

Have you got a link from the Vodafone website that's states they charge $20/min?


I'd be interested to see where they state that too. I had a brief look at the data section and didn't seem to see anything - though I'm assumng with the data section they assume that you are simply adding a data plan to your existing account which has voice access - instead of creating a secondary account with only data.




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