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# 215344 23-Jun-2017 11:37
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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.

 

 


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  # 1805584 23-Jun-2017 11:50
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Probably the Vodafone pay as you go?





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  # 1805589 23-Jun-2017 12:11
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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?





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  # 1805592 23-Jun-2017 12:13
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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?




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  # 1805595 23-Jun-2017 12:17
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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.


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  # 1805596 23-Jun-2017 12:18
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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.

 

 





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  # 1805597 23-Jun-2017 12:18
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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.





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  # 1805617 23-Jun-2017 12:24
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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. 


 
 
 
 




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  # 1805618 23-Jun-2017 12:24
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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.




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  # 1805726 23-Jun-2017 16:04
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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


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  # 1805812 23-Jun-2017 18:04
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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.




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  # 1805874 23-Jun-2017 21:54
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How comprehensive does coverage need to be? Vodafone will have the largest 2G coverage footprint.




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  # 1805879 23-Jun-2017 21:55
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ChCh only to start with. So i don't think coverage will be a big problem.

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  # 1805891 23-Jun-2017 21:59
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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.  





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