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    Quote Originally Posted by fromplanetbob
    I don't want to dial out to the internet because then I can't receive phone calls on my cell phone.

    I don't know a ton about your cell phone but on Sprint service you can be connected to the internet and still receive a phone call. If you are downloading something from the net at the same time a call comes in it wont ring but we're talking about a matter of a few seconds, depending on how often you want to report back to the server.


    Anyways, heres an example from EE:

    http://www.experts-exchange.com/Prog..._21740368.html


    Here is a link to AT commands for a Sony Ericson, I know its not Motorola Razr, but its a start:
    http://developer.sonyericsson.com/si...isc/p_misc.jsp

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    Packet radio is pretty far area coverage, like 20 miles or so. But within 20 miles, well you know where you are anyway so why spend the $400+ on ham equipment? I know HF bands go farther, but they are less reliable too.

    My recomendation: I hear boost mobile's i415 will function as a 19000 baud modem over usb without using any credit on the phone, the phone is cheap, and you only need to credit the phone every 3 months or so $20. Get that.

    It is a heck of alot easier making a auto connect to the internet script than trying to figure out how to interface and automate text messaging to a different phone. And to make all that obsolete, the phone has a GPS built in (nextel based) so you wouldn't need your own, and there is a third party app for transmitting with it. Check it:

    http://www.makezine.com/blog/archive..._mologogo.html

    It notes that web costs .20 cents a day, but maintaining live service means crediting about .22 cents a day to the phone anyway, so its like the service is free if you keep the phone alive.
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    Boost Mobile doesn't have coverage where I need it though, actually, their coverage is pretty spotty in VA/NC

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    APRS has a large coverage area, pretty much the world over, since there are infact APRS satellites that you can link up to, not to mention the large amount of digipeaters located around the world which relay the data below the ionosphere.

    And all the equipment to do it is amateur equipment.

    http://eng.usna.navy.mil/~bruninga/astars.html

    That website has some good information on it, my dad uses APRS to send small emails, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Splash-X
    I don't know a ton about your cell phone but on Sprint service you can be connected to the internet and still receive a phone call. If you are downloading something from the net at the same time a call comes in it wont ring but...
    I have Sprint. If connected to the net (via dial-up #777) I cannot recieve calls. All incomming goes strait to voice-mail. Sucks!

    My co-worker has a T-Mobile PDA phone. If he recieves a call while using the net on the PDA it will ring and he can answer it, but any download is put on hold until he hangs up. Still a ton better than my situation though.

    Are you saying you have the same thing with Sprint? What do you mean "it wont ring"? That sounds like not being able to accept incomming calls to me. If your does work like my co-workers T-Mobile, it must be phone dependant because it definatly doesn't work like that with any of the Sprint phones I've tried to use (including their newest PDA phone). What phone do you have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPM_VR4
    I have Sprint. If connected to the net (via dial-up #777) I cannot recieve calls. All incomming goes strait to voice-mail. Sucks!

    My co-worker has a T-Mobile PDA phone. If he recieves a call while using the net on the PDA it will ring and he can answer it, but any download is put on hold until he hangs up. Still a ton better than my situation though.

    Are you saying you have the same thing with Sprint? What do you mean "it wont ring"? That sounds like not being able to accept incomming calls to me. If your does work like my co-workers T-Mobile, it must be phone dependant because it definatly doesn't work like that with any of the Sprint phones I've tried to use (including their newest PDA phone). What phone do you have?
    on the newest pda phone (my ppc6700) You need to reprivision your evdo settings or some jazz along those lines, but I haven't done it yet. I can vouch that I don't get calls while listening to shoutcast radio.
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    Ok, well if you do figure out that reprivisioning "jazz" ...post here to let me in on it. I would love to be able to drop the net in order to answer an incoming call.

    Thanks.

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    Off topic :P

    Quote Originally Posted by RPM_VR4
    Ok, well if you do figure out that reprivisioning "jazz" ...post here to let me in on it. I would love to be able to drop the net in order to answer an incoming call.

    Thanks.
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    "Get your MSL MSID and MDN from sprint. Do a RTN reset and reprogram your phone. Then start the IOTA process found in settings>phone>services.

    You shouldn't have a problem after that.

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    my first post so excuse me if i sound wayyy off. but here's what im thinking:

    #1. You'll need to write an app that will take the GPS data from the PC, and send it to your Cellphone via Blutooth. Most software that comes with cell phones will allow you to do that, and for automation of this task, look into AutoIt (windows scripting lang)

    #2. Write a second piece of code, most probably a Java app (since phones will support that) that will take this data received from your PC GPS and send it to a designated number/IP over SMS. This app will have to run off your phone.

    #3. Another app on the server side, the # or IP that receives the SMS will have to take the co-ordinates and Google Map the info. I know Girder (software used mainly for IR Remote to PC communication) can handle SMS receiving upto a certain extent, and do custom actions based on it.

    I know, its all in theory, but #1 & #2 seem very do-able. The only one I'm sceptic about is #2, but that only 'cuz i have no experience with writing Java applets for phones.

    Let me know what you think, and Good Luck!

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