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    I have a 2007 Dodge Ram Truck with factory remote start.
    Is there any way to make this so I can start the truck by calling on my cell phone?

    Thanks, Andy

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    I use a Boost mobile i415, which costs .35 cents per day. I hooked up the phone with a serial to i415 data cable (serial) and a i415 usb charger cable to an MFC. I can now receive SMS text message to my phone and email notification if my car alarm goes off. Also, lock/unlock, remote start, disable the vehicle and track it as well over an internet ready cell phone or computer at anytime including history and speed. The best part is, I only paid $299 for the MFC V1 unit + serial cable and usb charger cable. Most systems charge you “per trigger or command”. This is unlimited due to Boost's unlimited data.

    Here are a few shots of viewing my location.


    Vehicle status:


    Lock/unlock and remote start:


    Vehicle disable:

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    Any updates on the newer similar systems or the new version that was supposed to come out.

    What will the new ones be branded as if they do infact make it to market?

    If I can get my hands on a CL100 I will need to get it activated some how correct? Any advice on who or where?

    Has anyone got one of these working as of late?

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    I have cell phone remote control mine for windows door locks start lights just about anything.

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    Just finished wiring my unit. I have a Viper remote start with 1 mile range. I then opted to buy the kit that is mentioned earlier in this post. After programming, I can start my car from virtually anywhere. It is not the most high tech way to do this but it is cool. I have feedback from the car to let me know that it has started. You could program 8 things as SMS controller has 8 outputs. It also has 4 inputs so it could send you text messages telling you car is started, alarm has been tripped, etc. If anyone would like to see photos of the unit or any information on the whole thing, I'd be happy to answer any questions I can. BTW this SMS controller could be used for virtually any project.

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    Which unit did you get Ookpic? The CL100?

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    I built the SMS Controller from JayCar electronics. The kit design originally was from Silicon Chip electronics magazine.

    When I got my Viper Remote starter installed, I asked him to leave me 2 wires and program one of them to initiate the start sequence with a ground signal. The other I told him to program a ground signal to come on when the system has started and the car is running. After I finished soldering the kit together, I tested it out and then connected the start wire to output 1 and the car started wire to input 1. The unit has 8 outputs and 4 inputs each controlled with a separate text message. So it could be expanded to say put the windows down, turn on the defrost, etc. The kit cost $35 plus shipping from Austrailia. Took about 2 weeks to arrive. The board is I would say semi-difficult to put together. Some components are small enough to need magnifying glass to identify. Also would suggest getting a "second hand" vice to hold the PCB when soldering. Soldering experience is a must. There is no step by step instructions. Just a picture saying where all the components go. It took me about 2 hours to assemble and solder all components on the board. The board "talks" serially to a Nokia cell phone. It also keeps the phone charged with a built in charging circuit. I picked up from eBay for $20. I got a serial cable for the phone also on eBay for $5. I had to unlock the phone also that was $5. I had to purchase a sim card from my local cell phone company $25. Phone can run for as little as $5 to $10 per month just to keep it activated but I have found that the phone will still text message even if you are out of time for a while. Text messages are like $0.05 per and free to receive. I built this kit because I carpool and I hate getting off work at 7am from midnights and going out to a carpool vehicle and waiting for it to warm up while driving to the carpool zone only to get into another cold car to finish the 10min drive home from the carpool zone. That and I thought it would be cool. I know the CL100 actually looks way better but I couldn't get one from any car electronics places in Canada and I didn't want to stuck with it if the satellite company ever went under. I went to the website and there is really very little info about the CL100 there and it looked kinda hoaky. I'm sure it's fine though. Also if I ever get bored with the remote car start, I can always use the unit for virtually anything that I want to turn on from my cell phone.

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    twice now have posted a reply that says it has to be viewed by a moderator. Sorry guys.

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