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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 5
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Excellent for embedded use – USB Tri-band GPRS Modem / Cell Phone Radio (GSM 900/1800/1900Mhz) Reviews

posted by OzTrev on 07/27/2012 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

Pros:
o This GPRS modem can be used to connect directly to a PIC microcontroller's TTL level (E)UART after some simple modifcations o Good build quality o Well documented Benq M32 chipset o No problems registering on network and working with an Amaysim (Optus reseller) SIM card (Australia)
Cons:
o Nothing really stands out as a con.
Other:
o Quite a few web sites feature this GPRS modem in microcontroller projects from PICs to Arduinos, so plenty of information is available.
Bottomline:
o An inexpensive GPRS modem for use with microcontrollers o Also functions as intended (at least for sending SMS text messages and internet browsing) plugged into the USB port of a netbook to laptop computer :-)

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