SMS and USSD support for 2G/3G/4G SIMs on MAX cellular routers


#1

USSD and SMS support for MAX Cellular Routers - Need a way to select my dataplan, check my data balance by sending SMS or USSD commands to the Mobile Operator from each SIM. I can only use prepaid (no postpaid) SIMs on my projects and every few weeks I need to select a new dataplan for my SIM. I cannot jump on a plane each time so I need to be able to remotely select the data plans for prepad GSM/UMTS plans.


#2

Hi Vivo, is SMS support enough for your use case or USSD is a must? Thanks.


#3

SMS is enough on the networks I am currently using. I would like to be able to send and receive SMS’s for each SIM. Is that possible?


#4

SMS is currently not supported but it’s on our roadmap for a release by the middle of the year. Thank you again for your feedback.


#5

Hi Team - I would like to mention I have had this request a couple of times as well since we have started to be able to supply other countries with the velocity series. Please keep us posted on how this develops.

Thank you -
Mike Maitland


#6

Hello, I am also interested in this feature for my Pepwave Max BR1. Is there any update on the availability of this feature? I see that it was on the roadmap for mid-2014 – well over 1 year ago. Could you give us an update? Thanks so much!

Craig


#7

Hi Craig,

The latest firmware 6.2.2 on MAX BR1 already support this. Firmware can be found here and here is the release note link.

-Eddy


#8

Thank you for the prompt reply. When I check for a firmware update via the web interface, it tells me “No update available”. I’m running 6.2.0 build 1902 firmware on a Pepwave MAX BR1 (Product Code: MAX-BR1-AE), hardware revision 2. Thank you for your continued assistance.

Craig


#9

OK, I manually updated the firmware on my router and the option is now there. However, when I click on “SIM Toolkit”, it just says “No SIM information” in the “SIM Status” box. I have ensured I’m trying this while my cellular / 3g connection is active / connected. Thanks for your help.

Craig


#10

Hi Craig,

Please open ticket and turn on remote assistance for us to take a closer look?

Thanks,
Eddy


#11

Thanks, Eddy. I just did as you requested. I appreciate your help!

Craig