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GSM Sim Card

by AlisonGygaxMather Starter Poster
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I need a GSM Sim card with GPRS  for a dog tracking device - what should I buy? 


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If you bought a 'PrepayData' SIM , this plan cannot send SMS, so suspect this will not fit your needs.

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We are a GSM network, and all of our standard SIM's support GPRS. Just buy whatever suits your needs, I imagine a prepay sim with pay & go plan would suit best, as I would think the device wouldn't use very much data.

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by AlisonGygaxMather Starter Poster
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so I bought a data sim - as the device sends me a text to locate my dog should I ahve bought another type of sim?? the signal for GPRS is showing no signal but GPS is working. I appreciate your help thanks

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If you bought a 'PrepayData' SIM , this plan cannot send SMS, so suspect this will not fit your needs.

NOC Engineer | Vodafone NZ
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by AlisonGygaxMather Starter Poster
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thanks - I will get another simm with data and texts  muight test it with my husbands simm

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Re: GSM Sim Card

by sturman Starter Poster
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Hi Sam,

 

I bought a standard Vodafone PrepaySIM yesterday to put inside a Wavecom GSM/GPRS (2G) modem that is connected to a remote weather station, but when I contacted Vodafone to set it up, they told me that it will not work. This seems to conflict with your reply to a previous customer. The technical advisor at Vodafone said that the hardware (i.e. the Wavecom modem - which is about ten years old) needs to be more than 2G capable. Is this really the case?

 

Having installed the SIM inside the modem, when I call the number the indicator light shows that it has recognised that a call is coming through to it, but it currently does not allow me to communicate with it (presumably because the SIM has not been registered by Vodafone yet).

 

Thanks,

 

Andy

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@sturman 2G G900 still alive and kicking.

 

Why don't you activate the SIM by putting it in a handset and calling 777 from it to activate via the IVR.

 

Thanks

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by sturman Starter Poster
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Thanks - the SIM card is all set up and topped up, but now it rings once when I call it and then goes totally silent, so does not seem to be answering properly. Is there anything I need to do to set up the SIM so that it can generate/handle the squeaks and sqawks of the GPRS communications (does it need to be told that it is being used for transmitting/receiving FSK signals)?

 

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No changes will need to be made on the SIM end, this will be a device or a device configuration issue.

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OK, thanks - now back to the modem manual!

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