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# 106603 27-Jul-2012 10:54
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Arduino Shield Arduino Compatible GSM / GPRS Shield Wireless Extension Board Module w/ Antenna / Adapter - Free Shipping - DealExtreme
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GSM / GPRS Shield
Features Arduino Compatible GSM / GPRS Shield
Application for Arduino experiment and DIY projects
Other Fully compatible with Freaduino/Arduino and Mega 2560,
Quad-Band 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz,
voltage: 5V
Size: 68.33 x 53.09mm
1 x Quad-Band wireless antenna


Would that function with a NZ Provider. I like the idea of TXTing with a robot.

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  # 663081 27-Jul-2012 19:46
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Can't think of a reason why it would not work. Quadband phones from overseas work just fine on the telecom and vodafone etc networks. Is there a detailed datasheet available?

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  # 663105 27-Jul-2012 20:46
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Friend had a similar gsm device and it was fine on both GSM networks but did need some AT commands to set it all up which it then went and remembered.




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  # 663114 27-Jul-2012 21:19
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Will not work on Telecom




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  # 663412 28-Jul-2012 20:14
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Thanks all, looks like I will have to get one.
No datasheets, I had a look at ElecFreaks.com The brand printed on the back of the phone card (which is pretty descriptively screened).

ElecFreaks - Wiki - EFCom_GPRS/GSM_Shield

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  # 663458 28-Jul-2012 23:06
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I have a couple of the elecfreaks arduino varients and they are quite nicely made, unlike the fake uno I got off DX where the solder pads were coming off the board like they were held on with the same glue that postit notes use.

Im very tempted to get one now




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  # 670175 9-Aug-2012 16:45
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Has yours arrived yet? My DX order placed around the time of this thread has, but I didnt get one of these this time round.





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  # 670308 9-Aug-2012 22:39
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No I didn't get one, cost vs function and a Raspberry Pi won the day.

It's on the wishlist and I just need a reason to have it vs just having it.

 
 
 
 


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  # 670316 9-Aug-2012 22:42
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Ah ok, I have the raspberry pi on the list for not getting for cost vs function.

However the $20 phones from the warehouse have me thinking that might be a viable option if I can find a serial connection to them somewhere.




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