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Username: Pascall

Post Number: 1
Registered: 09-2008
Posted on Tuesday, September 09, 2008 - 06:13 am:   


I'm using nowSMS Gateway version 2008.02.22 and a Nokia 6630 modem to send SMS.
I manage to send SMS (and to receive them !) but each message is sent several times; in fact, it's forever until I delete it in SMS queue in NowSMS. In the SMS queue, the message I have is : LastErrorInfo=ERROR -- Nokia 6630 USB Modem #2
Any idea on what the problem can be ?
Des - NowSMS Support
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Username: Desosms

Post Number: 88
Registered: 08-2008
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 03:16 pm:   


Yes, recent Nokia S60 phones have a very bad GSM modem implementation (S40 is not much better).

Under many operating conditions, the modem implemenation will fail to return a response that a message has been sent, even though the message has actually been sent!

We made a change in updated versions of NowSMS (you can download one at http://www.nowsms.com/download/nowsmsupdate.zip) to insert extra delays when connecting to a Nokia phone as a modem, because so many people are experiencing this problem. Our testing revealed that basically NowSMS was talking to the modem faster than it could comprehend, and our testing showed that a delay of 7-1/2 seconds was required in many instances after sending a message, before the modem could even think about anything else without entering a state of stupor.

I could talk you through implementing a setting to force this delay. But in my notes, I see that there is some extra data that we are sending that seems to help keep the modem from entering this stupid state. So the best thing to do is download the update.

Actually, the best thing is to use a different device as a modem, but I realize that is not always an option.

Download the updated version at http://www.nowsms.com/download/nowsmsupdate.zip.

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