Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




1664 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 188


# 215344 23-Jun-2017 11:37
Send private message

I have just received one of these;

 

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Big-Sale-2017-Newest-TK206-OBD2-Car-Gps-tracker-Real-Time-Tracker-Car-Vehicle-with-Tracking/32794874187.html

 

And need a cheap SIM so I can start configuring it etc.

 

Just wondering who has the best low-cost prepay SIM out there at the moment? It needs to receive SMS for initial configuration but after that only requires data to send updates.

 

 


Create new topic

Stu

Hammered
5214 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1157

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1805584 23-Jun-2017 11:50
One person supports this post
Send private message

Probably the Vodafone pay as you go?





Keep calm, and carry on posting.

 

 

 

Click to see full size Click to see full size


4386 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 670

Trusted

  # 1805589 23-Jun-2017 12:11
Send private message

Im using a 2 degrees data only sim that was given to my wife while shes on a plan.  No fuss, no top ups especially as 90% of traffic is gprs, rather than sms.

 

Not sure if it's still an option as with most other sims you need to top up regularly to keep it active.

 

What will you be poking the data into that the tracker puts out?





Previously known as psycik

OpenHAB: Gigabyte AMD A8 BrixOpenHAB with Aeotech ZWave Controller, Raspberry PI, Wemos D1 Mini, Zwave, Xiaomi Humidity and Temperature sensors and Bluetooth LE Sensors
Media:Chromecast v2, ATV4, Roku3, HDHomeRun Dual
Windows 10
Host (Plex Server/Crashplan): 2x2TB, 2x3TB, 1x4TB using DriveBender, Samsung 850 evo 512 GB SSD, Hyper-V Server with 1xW10, 1xW2k8, 2xUbuntu 16.04 LTS, Crashplan, NextPVR channel for Plex,NextPVR Metadata Agent and Scanner for Plex


 
 
 
 




1664 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 188


  # 1805592 23-Jun-2017 12:13
Send private message

I have just setup an instance of Traccar - very impressed with it so far. I believe you were looking at Traccar a while ago? Did you end up using it?




1664 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 188


  # 1805595 23-Jun-2017 12:17
Send private message

My mobile is with 2Degrees - it looks like I can just buy another SIM and share my data with it via Shared Data. That might be the ticket, no extra on going cost at all.


4386 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 670

Trusted

  # 1805596 23-Jun-2017 12:18
Send private message

SumnerBoy:

 

I have just setup an instance of Traccar - very impressed with it so far. I believe you were looking at Traccar a while ago? Did you end up using it?

 

 

Yeah I did, but I ended up with GPSGate.  Also free, but windows based - I run it on an azure server (did have it it home, and could again if I could work out an automatic sms when my IP changes).  I'm not sure it traccar had geofencing at the time (or one of them didn't), so I moved off it.

 

 





Previously known as psycik

OpenHAB: Gigabyte AMD A8 BrixOpenHAB with Aeotech ZWave Controller, Raspberry PI, Wemos D1 Mini, Zwave, Xiaomi Humidity and Temperature sensors and Bluetooth LE Sensors
Media:Chromecast v2, ATV4, Roku3, HDHomeRun Dual
Windows 10
Host (Plex Server/Crashplan): 2x2TB, 2x3TB, 1x4TB using DriveBender, Samsung 850 evo 512 GB SSD, Hyper-V Server with 1xW10, 1xW2k8, 2xUbuntu 16.04 LTS, Crashplan, NextPVR channel for Plex,NextPVR Metadata Agent and Scanner for Plex


4386 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 670

Trusted

  # 1805597 23-Jun-2017 12:18
Send private message

SumnerBoy:

 

My mobile is with 2Degrees - it looks like I can just buy another SIM and share my data with it via Shared Data. That might be the ticket, no extra on going cost at all.

 

 

Does it stay "live" though with just shared data and no top up?  You might need to check that.





Previously known as psycik

OpenHAB: Gigabyte AMD A8 BrixOpenHAB with Aeotech ZWave Controller, Raspberry PI, Wemos D1 Mini, Zwave, Xiaomi Humidity and Temperature sensors and Bluetooth LE Sensors
Media:Chromecast v2, ATV4, Roku3, HDHomeRun Dual
Windows 10
Host (Plex Server/Crashplan): 2x2TB, 2x3TB, 1x4TB using DriveBender, Samsung 850 evo 512 GB SSD, Hyper-V Server with 1xW10, 1xW2k8, 2xUbuntu 16.04 LTS, Crashplan, NextPVR channel for Plex,NextPVR Metadata Agent and Scanner for Plex




1664 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 188


  # 1805617 23-Jun-2017 12:24
Send private message

davidcole:

 

SumnerBoy:

 

I have just setup an instance of Traccar - very impressed with it so far. I believe you were looking at Traccar a while ago? Did you end up using it?

 

 

Yeah I did, but I ended up with GPSGate.  Also free, but windows based - I run it on an azure server (did have it it home, and could again if I could work out an automatic sms when my IP changes).  I'm not sure it traccar had geofencing at the time (or one of them didn't), so I moved off it.

 

 

 

 

Yep, definitely has geofences now. I need this to run in debian so doesn't sound like GPSGate will work for me. 




1664 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 188


  # 1805618 23-Jun-2017 12:24
Send private message

davidcole:

 

SumnerBoy:

 

My mobile is with 2Degrees - it looks like I can just buy another SIM and share my data with it via Shared Data. That might be the ticket, no extra on going cost at all.

 

 

Does it stay "live" though with just shared data and no top up?  You might need to check that.

 

 

Yep, just checking that now.




1664 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 188


  # 1805726 23-Jun-2017 16:04
Send private message

Looks 2Degrees could be the way to go! See Twitter response below...

 

Replying to @SumnerBoy
No need to top it up if it's just sharing your data. :) ^POB


4386 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 670

Trusted

  # 1805812 23-Jun-2017 18:04
Send private message

SumnerBoy:

Looks 2Degrees could be the way to go! See Twitter response below...


Replying to @SumnerBoy
No need to top it up if it's just sharing your data. :) ^POB



Good to know if I get a second one.




Previously known as psycik

OpenHAB: Gigabyte AMD A8 BrixOpenHAB with Aeotech ZWave Controller, Raspberry PI, Wemos D1 Mini, Zwave, Xiaomi Humidity and Temperature sensors and Bluetooth LE Sensors
Media:Chromecast v2, ATV4, Roku3, HDHomeRun Dual
Windows 10
Host (Plex Server/Crashplan): 2x2TB, 2x3TB, 1x4TB using DriveBender, Samsung 850 evo 512 GB SSD, Hyper-V Server with 1xW10, 1xW2k8, 2xUbuntu 16.04 LTS, Crashplan, NextPVR channel for Plex,NextPVR Metadata Agent and Scanner for Plex


5430 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2492

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1805874 23-Jun-2017 21:54
Send private message

How comprehensive does coverage need to be? Vodafone will have the largest 2G coverage footprint.




Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster and even more now as they are upgrading their rural Conklins. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend $195 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
I install - Naked DSL, DSL Master Splitters, VoIP, data cabling and general computer support for home and small business.
Rural Broadband RBI installer for Ultimate Broadband and Full Flavour

 

Need help in Auckland, Waikato or BoP? Click my email button, or email me direct: [my user name] at geekzonemail dot com




1664 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 188


  # 1805879 23-Jun-2017 21:55
Send private message

ChCh only to start with. So i don't think coverage will be a big problem.

4386 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 670

Trusted

  # 1805891 23-Jun-2017 21:59
Send private message

coffeebaron: How comprehensive does coverage need to be? Vodafone will have the largest 2G coverage footprint.

 

North Island only, but I've not had any problems driving Wellington to TaurangaWellington to Napier, and to @scottjpalmers Carterton paradise.

 

There were some of them that would store the waypoints till they got signal.  





Previously known as psycik

OpenHAB: Gigabyte AMD A8 BrixOpenHAB with Aeotech ZWave Controller, Raspberry PI, Wemos D1 Mini, Zwave, Xiaomi Humidity and Temperature sensors and Bluetooth LE Sensors
Media:Chromecast v2, ATV4, Roku3, HDHomeRun Dual
Windows 10
Host (Plex Server/Crashplan): 2x2TB, 2x3TB, 1x4TB using DriveBender, Samsung 850 evo 512 GB SSD, Hyper-V Server with 1xW10, 1xW2k8, 2xUbuntu 16.04 LTS, Crashplan, NextPVR channel for Plex,NextPVR Metadata Agent and Scanner for Plex


Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Video game market in New Zealand passes half billion dollar mark
Posted 24-May-2019 16:15


WLG-X festival to celebrate creativity and innovation
Posted 22-May-2019 17:53


HPE to acquire supercomputing leader Cray
Posted 20-May-2019 11:07


Techweek starting around NZ today
Posted 20-May-2019 09:52


Porirua City Council first to adopt new council software solution Datascape
Posted 15-May-2019 12:00


New survey provides insight into schools' technology challenges and plans
Posted 15-May-2019 09:30


Apple Music now available on Alexa devices in Australia and New Zealand
Posted 15-May-2019 09:11


Make a stand against cyberbullying this Pink Shirt Day
Posted 14-May-2019 20:23


Samsung first TV manufacturer to launch the Apple TV App and Airplay 2
Posted 14-May-2019 20:11


Vodafone New Zealand sold
Posted 14-May-2019 07:25


Kordia boosts cloud performance with locally-hosted Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute
Posted 8-May-2019 10:25


Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute in New Zealand opens up faster, more secure internet for Kiwi businesses
Posted 8-May-2019 09:39


Vocus Communications to deliver Microsoft Azure Cloud Solutions through Azure ExpressRoute
Posted 8-May-2019 09:25


Independent NZ feature film #statusPending to premiere during WLG-X
Posted 6-May-2019 22:13


The ultimate dog photoshoot with Nokia 9 PureView #ForgottenDogsofInstagram
Posted 6-May-2019 09:41



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.