I'm looking to setup one of my servers to handle SMS messages ( both inbound and outbound ).
Having a look around, this task is obviously possible however, lots of diferent people have lots of diferent way's to actually do it.
Searching around there seems to be various way's to get various bits of hardware to to present as a serial device (/dev/ttyXY).
Anyway long story short i've decided i'd like to attach the gsm device via an actual serial port ( either the builtin or via a usb converter, it doesn't matter )
GSM hardware in this configuration ( with a serial port ) it seems is suprisingly expensive.
After further googling i came across a "Siemens TC35 SMS Wireless Module UART/232 + Board" on amazon ( now about £30 (~ $40-50 ) ).
After receiving it i plugged it all in but nothing was returned via the serial port although the GSM module did seem to initialise.
after a good few hours if diagnostings and even attaching an old "bluebox" serial diagostic device to it i got nothing.
My Question is; has anyone else used this board with success via serial, if so how did you get it going ?
However if you dont use this board but do send and/or receive SMS messages how do you do it and with what hardware ?
It may be helpful if someone with an backgound in electrinics could cast their eye over this too