I would like to send data over the Mobile network using a Raspberry Pi. Can I buy any GPRS shield made for Arduino like this one http://www.seeedstudio.com/wiki/GPRS_Shield_V2.0 and connect it wire by wire to a raspberry pi? Will I then need a library like arduPi du communicate with it?

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i see in the description of the shield that PWM is required, the raspberry does not support PWM. so i do not think that this will work... why you are not using a simple usb gsm stick? i think this is the most easy way...


Yes, This one from ElecFreaks:

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using this adapter

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The shield is programmed via a serial port, using AT commands.

There is information in the Elecfreaks site regarding the AT programming for making calls and sending/receiving SMS, including a sample sketches for arduino, but nothing related to gprs operation.



This one will work according to this link: http://elinux.org/RPi_VerifiedPeripherals#USB_3G_Dongles

  • Adding a country specific link for a transient offer on an admittedly well known on-line retailer is not really what we are looking for here. If you have personal experience or other information strongly supporting this particular item then I guess that would be useful, however your first link will probably rot after a while - limiting its usefulness. The second link is helpful in that it lists a number of devices that are known to work - but as this is an old question that reference was not available to the OP at the time they asked otherwise they may well have found it themselves IMHO!
    – SlySven
    Feb 9, 2016 at 21:47

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