[AusNOG] 3/4G modem sms

Noel Butler noel.butler at ausics.net
Wed May 15 22:04:17 EST 2019

wait.... i'm tired, I think you're probaby right. I should get off email
and get some sleep been up since 3am :O 

On 15/05/2019 21:58, Noel Butler wrote:

> Scott, 
> Telstra were 900/2100 Mhz, now only 900 Mhz for 3G, optus is the 850 Mhz. 
> Telstra 2100 Mhz started being turned of on 29th March, the process was going to take a month to complete so its likely the OPs tower went off only recently 
> On 15/05/2019 21:47, Scott Wilson wrote: 
> Ah, AFAIK, Telstra have never offered a 3G 900mhz product, only 850("Next G") and 2100 (3G).Likewise, AFAIK Optus have never offered a 850/2100 - only 900/2100. Telstra 2100mhz is EOL from what I understand.  
> @Nick Edwards - when you say alert SMS's, what do you mean? If this is for alert SMS to NOC/support staff when it all hits the fan, have you considered something like site24x7?
> On Wed, 15 May 2019 at 21:37, Noel Butler <noel.butler at ausics.net> wrote: 
> hit enter too soon, dont ya just hate that :) 
> Optus are still using 850 Mhz 3G, so maybe get a cheap sim from one of their MVNO's 
> On 15/05/2019 21:34, Noel Butler wrote: 
> Maybe ask Huawei for some comparable models then ebay for one 
> On 15/05/2019 17:01, Nick Edwards wrote: 
> Howdy,
> We've been using a huawei e160 in a pc for sending alerts sms's, now we need to replace it since telstra are no longer giving us 3G on 2100, only 900, this stick is "e" version, so only 850, no good to us.
> Everything around at present seems to be the new all in one wifi 4G wonders that work as ethernet, which it is what we dont want since it cant be used for our purposes, or certainly not easily, has anyone got any suggestions on the true modem type 4G sticks, or even cheap 3G that works on 900 if its 20 bucks dirt cheap since I'm told telstra will likely in 2020 be shutting down its 3G network completely.
> ciao

Kind Regards, 

Noel Butler 

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