VI. Feature Setup

SMS (Text messages) by Telnet with Vigor LTE routers

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Keywords:
SMS
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vigor 2860L

Vigor LTE routers with built-in 3G/4G/LTE interfaces are able to send and receive text messages (SMS). This can be performed via the web interface but also via telnet.  Telnet is a command line facility, as opposed to the web interface. Telnet programs are available in all operating systems, often installed by default.  The web interface is most friendly, but the telnet interface may be more useful if you wish to automate tasks or store messages off the router.

Note that SMS messages may incur charges on your mobile account; you should ensure that only authorised users have access, particularly as they might otherwise send premium messages which can be very costly.

Sending an SMS Message

Use the command 'wan lte send':

> wan lte send +441234558383 I am sending this text message

% Send [I am sending this text message] to [+441234558383].

> wan lte send +441234558123 Hello. This message is from my router!

% Send [Hello. This message is from my router!] to [+441234558123].

Reading Received Messages

You can list a single message or all stored messages with the syntax "wan lte read [<index>|all]". 'all' will list all messages, or enter an index number from 0 upwards for a single message:

>wan lte read all

Index: 0. Tag: Read. Sender type: 0x81. Encode: 0x0.
Sender: 150, received time:15/10/09, 17:27:10
Content: Thank you for topping up. Your balance is now 10.30

Index: 1. Tag: Read. Sender type: 0x81. Encode: 0x0.
Sender: 150, received time:15/10/09, 17:25:44
Content: Your current balance is 0.00. Please top up.

Index: 2. Tag: Read. Sender type: 0x81. Encode: 0x0.
Sender: 150, received time:15/10/09, 17:25:52
Content: Your mobile number is 07957123123 and you're now on monthly billing  

Index: 3. Tag: NoRead. Sender type: 0x81. Encode: 0x0.
Sender: 150, received time:15/10/09, 17:27:11
Content:  Hello router. This is a test message :-) 

Another telnet command reports the LTE status:

> wan lte stus

Status: Operational. (Online)
Access Tech: LTE
Band: E-UTRA Op Band 7
ISP: 23430
MCC: 234, MNC: 30, LAC: 65534, Cell ID: 3031234
Max Channel TX Rate: 50000000 bps
Max Channel RX Rate: 100000000 bps
IMEI: 356000011112796
IMSI: 234304111791111
RSSI: -90 dBm
Unread SMS: 2
SMSC address: +447958123456
SMS service status : Ready
Number of SMS sent : 0


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