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Topic # 65228 31-Jul-2010 13:04
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Also as in Text "bal" to 333 for XT

I know one could use a phone and dial *100# and then press Call, Press 1 for balance. 

Its a bit hard to press 1 on a PC card, but then perhaps it can be done somehow with a script or networking dial in?

Is there a way to do this from a mobile connect PC card? 

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  Reply # 360614 31-Jul-2010 13:14
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No, there isn't, sorry.




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  Reply # 360616 31-Jul-2010 13:18
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Some mobile data software have USSD functionality - so you can use *100# to check your balance. I was able to use the hidden USSD functionality for the Telecom MF626/636 software to do that for my 2degrees connection.

Otherwise I guess you'll need to use "Your 2degrees" online (which inherently uses data)




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  Reply # 360655 31-Jul-2010 15:17
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manhinli: Some mobile data software have USSD functionality - so you can use *100# to check your balance.


Ahh so USSD is the key here, thank you manhinli.  Maybe something like GSM-USSD  might work?  (And presumably avoid internet data cost)



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  Reply # 360686 31-Jul-2010 16:31
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manhinli: Some mobile data software have USSD functionality - so you can use *100# to check your balance. I was able to use the hidden USSD functionality for the Telecom MF626/636 software to do that for my 2degrees connection.

Otherwise I guess you'll need to use "Your 2degrees" online (which inherently uses data)

How does that work?

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  Reply # 360704 31-Jul-2010 17:06
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Hinko:
manhinli: Some mobile data software have USSD functionality - so you can use *100# to check your balance.

Ahh so USSD is the key here, thank you manhinli.  Maybe something like GSM-USSD  might work?  (And presumably avoid internet data cost)


Yes

bazzer: How does that work?


I'm not sure what you mean by "that"...




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  Reply # 360712 31-Jul-2010 17:19
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bazzer: How does that work?


perhaps you mean this?  https://secure.2degreesmobile.co.nz/web/ip/login

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  Reply # 360747 31-Jul-2010 18:36
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My apologies...

manhinli: Some mobile data software have USSD functionality - so you can use *100# to check your balance. I was able to use the hidden USSD functionality for the Telecom MF626/636 software to do that for my 2degrees connection.

How does that work?

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  Reply # 360752 31-Jul-2010 18:59
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bazzer: My apologies...

manhinli: Some mobile data software have USSD functionality - so you can use *100# to check your balance. I was able to use the hidden USSD functionality for the Telecom MF626/636 software to do that for my 2degrees connection.

How does that work?

The ZTE MF626/636 software we're given is based off a common one which they write for other providers (lazy bums) and just left the USSD functionality there, but hidden away.

It's called "My Account" because a lot of providers use USSD services to provide account details to mobiles.
The value it came with was "#125#" - I simply changed it to "*100#".

Here's a screenshot of it (I'm using my own theme which doesn't have the My Account icon in there yet):



I could easily just put "*100#1#" and get it to spurt out the balance without any work.




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  Reply # 360772 31-Jul-2010 19:51
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Interesting, that must be a ZTE thing. Most dongles don't support USSD.




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  Reply # 360773 31-Jul-2010 19:58
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SaltyNZ: Interesting, that must be a ZTE thing. Most dongles don't support USSD.

The Huawei modems that you guys are launching 3G with also support USSD too from what I've seen...




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  Reply # 360783 31-Jul-2010 20:08
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manhinli:
The Huawei modems that you guys are launching 3G with also support USSD too from what I've seen...


Possibly; I've only played with the previous model.




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  Reply # 360904 1-Aug-2010 04:35
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For anyone else who sees this and is keen, you just need to modify the CONFIG.INI file for the Connection Manager.

You need to add StkButton.ENABLED=1 in the appropriate place (and probably change the LEFT value of all the buttons). At least, that's what I did, seemed OK.

How did you change the #125#? I didn't see that any any of the config files? I currently have to wait for it to try #125# before doing *100#1#. Did you change it in the .exe?

The skin looks great, BTW. What would it take to change the notification tray icon, do you think?

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  Reply # 361003 1-Aug-2010 13:12
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bazzer: For anyone else who sees this and is keen, you just need to modify the CONFIG.INI file for the Connection Manager.

You need to add StkButton.ENABLED=1 in the appropriate place (and probably change the LEFT value of all the buttons). At least, that's what I did, seemed OK.

How did you change the #125#? I didn't see that any any of the config files? I currently have to wait for it to try #125# before doing *100#1#. Did you change it in the .exe?

The skin looks great, BTW. What would it take to change the notification tray icon, do you think?

Yep - I had to alter the executable to get *100#. I used Notepad++ to open it, replaced #125# with *100# and it worked!

I'm trying to find where the notification tray icons are stored/encoded - at the moment I haven't found it yet.




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  Reply # 361039 1-Aug-2010 14:52
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manhinli: Yep - I had to alter the executable to get *100#. I used Notepad++ to open it, replaced #125# with *100# and it worked!

I'm trying to find where the notification tray icons are stored/encoded - at the moment I haven't found it yet.

Did you replace all of them?  And what about increasing it to *100#1#, what did you do about the string lengths?  Did you use the apparent null padding around the strings or insert extra characters?  I guess I can just try it but if youve already done the experimenting...

It's weird that the tray icons (well, most of them) are in the main.png file but it doesn't use them, does it?  Anyway, I'm working on this too and should have something shortly.  I'll let you know.

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  Reply # 361065 1-Aug-2010 16:01
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bazzer:
manhinli: Yep - I had to alter the executable to get *100#. I used Notepad++ to open it, replaced #125# with *100# and it worked!

I'm trying to find where the notification tray icons are stored/encoded - at the moment I haven't found it yet.

Did you replace all of them?  And what about increasing it to *100#1#, what did you do about the string lengths?  Did you use the apparent null padding around the strings or insert extra characters?  I guess I can just try it but if youve already done the experimenting...

It's weird that the tray icons (well, most of them) are in the main.png file but it doesn't use them, does it?  Anyway, I'm working on this too and should have something shortly.  I'll let you know.

Run into the NUL[L] characters when inputting *100#1# - otherwise the executable will fail to launch.

And yes, the tray icons do not come from Main.png - I've tried to do that last year and it failed. 




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