Hi, have been trying a few modems:
OS: Windows XP
Huawei E1550 (unlocked with Orange SIM card)
FLSMS version 22.214.171.124
Have also tried a Huawei 156G which is locked to Three, is recognised in the non-working devices section but can't get it to connect (which may be my three SIM).
Thanks for this, Pete! Glad you have one working device. ;o)
Is it possible that the Three modem requires a PIN? If so, it will need removing before FrontlineSMS will be able to communicate with it. Also, if there's any Three software running in the background then that might be hogging the port.
Nice to meet last week, by the way. \o/
nice to meet you last week too - at the moment just trying out a few things to come up with some ideas.
- I suspect it might have something to do with the three SIM as it was a mobile broadband SIM rather than a regular mobile SIM - have ordered a stack of mobile SIMs from O2, T-mobile and Vodafone to experiment with - ideally looking for a PAYG contract without an expiry date on the credit.
Thanks for your post - sorry you're having problems sending. I'll answer this here, but if you still have problems could you start a new thread on the Forum here (this one is for devices which are proven to work, or not, rather than support trying to get them work, if that makes sense!).
So, this won't be your modem. If it's connecting and receiving, then you're likely fine with the E160. Have you:
1. Checked that no other software is running on your computer which might cause FrontlineSMS to fail sending?
2. Do you have credit on the SIM card? If not, you won't be able to send until you top up.
3. If you right-click on the device name in "Phones", is it set to send?
4. Have you tried entering the contact numbers you're trying to send to in full international format, with the + <country code>?
I don't think this is going to be a big problem to fix, but you'll need to just play around a little. The fact the modem connects is a good sign, so I'd not waste your time looking for another.
Let us know how you get on!
In Uganda, Zain now rebranded to Airtel worked for me only that it is a little bit expensive compared to other bulk SMS services. I tried Orange,MTN,Warid and Ug Telcom, the all did not have an idea of Frontline sms
Good to know that you have used FrontlineSMS before in Uganda. Am trying to set it up on my laptop but having trouble on which modems to use, did you use Airtel internet modems or your phone with an Airtel simcard?
What has been your experience with the other network in uganda?
Hope to hear from you then get frontline running on my laptop.
Just a short update on my previous post. Its seems the Huawei E Series modems are easier to find in Argentina and a bit more cheaper than the out of supply phones.
I think Ill be trying a couple of types soon with windows 7 I'll update on the results
(reporting from Argentina)
OS: Win 7 32 bit
USB Modem Huawei E122, DK SIM card
Great to hear you got your modem working well. I have now added the Huawei E122 onto our crowd sourced data base of devices which have been tested with FrontlineSMS: http://devdb.heroku.com/pub. This database is just getting started, and serves as a way for users to report devices they have tested with FrontlineSMS, and find out what other users have tested too. You can read more about it here.
We will be adding all of the information to the database from this Ning discussion thread, as well as from other sources too, so as the database grows we hope it will become more and more useful for FrontlineSMS users.
Thanks and Best Wishes,