setting up obd2 connector with out telephone number

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http://www.smartsecurityinfo.com/index.php/product/OBD2%20gps%20tracker.html

how can you get a telephone number or a way to for the unit to talk
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steven zanazzi

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Bob Heckmann, Official Rep

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Hi Steven,

Thanks for the question but it's not clear what you're asking. It would be helpful if you could describe exactly what you're trying to do. If you're asking for a dialable number associated with your Neo SIMs please note they don't support voice.

Regards,
Bob
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steven zanazzi

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I am interested in the obd2 port gps trackers however the setup instructions are very vague, I activated the sim cards however the gps needs a sim card with a telephone number, as i see many people are having the same problem, we want to be able to use the obd2 port gps with your sim cards we also want to make it user friendly, place card in the gps device put in car activate card and track... but the device is calling for a number, I texted the device threw your portal and did not do anything, It seams that what to plug your sim card in sms the device to bring it online and then be able to track the device, we are not asking for voice. we want m to m.  

If you can not do that can you tell me what obd2 device is compatable with your system also does aeris have tracking customized portals. for tracking in real time.
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Hi Steven, do you mean this one?

http://www.amazon.com/Floureon-OBD-GPS-Positioning-Diagnostic/dp/B017R6NT34?ie=UTF8&psc=1&re...

I am trying to get this set up as well. So far, the REST# and the LANG,0# commands both work correctly (i.e. I get the expected response back). But STATUS# and WHERE# seem to produce no response.

Have you made any progress?

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Hi Bob,

The device I am trying to get working is http://www.amazon.com/Floureon-OBD-GPS-Positioning-Diagnostic/dp/B017R6NT34?ie=UTF8&psc=1&re...

The device uses SMS to communicate. For example sending SMS command STATUS# causes the device to respond by SMS with a message containing status info. Sending the SMS command WHERE# causes the device to respond via SMS with current GPS coordinates.

If I send the command LANG,0# then via the NEO API I get back SET LANG OK:EN

if I send RESET# I get back RESET OK!

Since the basic SMS send response is working, can I assume that all SMS commands are working? One potential wrinkle is that the device send Unicode strings. Decoding the base64 and then decoding Unicode correctly produces the above strings, but are there other characters that might cause problems?

Thanks,


Dave

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Kevin Dale

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Any updates? Were either of you able to get your gps units up and running on the network?
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Dave Anderson

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Hi Kevin,

At the moment I have switched over to Twilio. The OBD GPS units themselves work fine with SMS. SMS is also cheaper with Twilio (All Carriers $0.0075 per SMS message).

So end result, there must be some device incompatibility when using IMSI instead of a regular phone number. What is most weird is that some messages work and some do not. It appears that the longer messages fail, so maybe there is a timing issue or data length issue (e.g. the device app only reads the first 10 digits of the SIM number).

Of course, I want to switch back to Aeris for security reasons but in the absence of an OBD GPS that works with IMSI, I am currently stuck.

Has anyone found a device that works reliably with IMSI (15 digit code)?

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