- Able to send/receive sms
- Able to send/receive messages on WhatsApp
Equipment I do have
- Pi 3
- A separate 3G/4G SIM card with its own mobile number that can be used for the Pi 3
There are plenty of resources on how to do this for Whatsapp or send out SMS using Pi. But none of these use Pi 3 and none of these resources talk about doing both at the same time.
Updated with research
- Article on how to setup WhatsApp on Pi (written in Feb 2016. No indication of Pi model. No indication of extra hardware. Uses Yowsup library)
- Raspi SE question on how to read/write SMS (written in 2014. More likely to be not suitable for Pi 3. Indicated that a Huawei E220 3G dongle was required. Accepted answer uses Ganmu library)
What extra equipment do I need to buy and steps I need to do so that I can turn my Pi 3 into a separate programmable phone that can answer enquiries on my behalf?
The programming part for the answering of enquiries is not an issue for me. The issue for me is how do I setup the Pi 3 hardware and what programs I need to run in Raspbian in order for me to read and extract the information coming from these 2 mediums?
Updated with remarks
Given that my research yields possibly less up-to-date information, I was wondering if someone has already tried this for Pi 3 and made it work? With as few extra hardware as possible.