ch1p
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creating mobile cell network using raspberry pi and huawei 3

Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:16 pm

Hello everyone just thought this question could spark alot of attention. I have no yet seen this idea fully documented yet. I have found various tutorials on calling from an ipad to a desk phone. What I am trying to accomplish here is a mobile cell network. That has 3g and voice calling along with text messaging. I know this is a long shot. All ive seen on youtube so far is this.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbAiCAm ... ata_player
. This has a desk phone. I need this to work between mobile phones. My huawei e169 has a sim card tray. But none of the tutorials explain where to insert the simcard. Nor what simcard to buy ? Turbosim im guessing .Any ideas I am willing to pay via paypal and bitcoin if anyone is interested in helping.

marcelp1
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Re: creating mobile cell network using raspberry pi and huaw

Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:55 pm

I think you are talking about this:
http://www.raspberry-asterisk.org/


My setup is as follows:

Raspberry Pi model B
+ USB HUB - Plugable USB 2.0 7 Port Hub with 3A Power Adapter
+ unlocked HUAWEI K3765 MOBILE BROADBAND DONGLE UPDATED / DEBRANDED VOICE CALLS x 2 ;)
with pay as you go SIMcard from three.co.uk to make calls for 3p/min and send SMS for 2p
+ USB Bluetooth Dongle ( I have not managed to get phone hooked up to it via Bluetooth as of yet)
running RasPBX

I have 6 VoIP clients connected to it from across the world (but they are not configured to make calls over
the 3G dongle as security measure ;) send SMS over a very nice web interface and receive them via e-mail :)

I have pay as you go SIM in my tablet with only a internet tariff and connect
to my RasPBX from all over the world (where internet is available ;) using SRTP and G.722 codec as my primary codec and my friends call me on my number and when connected to my RasPBX I answer it with no charges for roaming if abroad
if not it will go to voicemail and I get the voicemail as an e-mail attachemet ;) and make cheap calls over that dongle (or using Betamax clone) http://www.backsla.sh/betamax from the VoIP clinet CSipSimple

Check this out as well, its nice solution:
http://blog.carrier-connect.com/

fixitsan
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Re: creating mobile cell network using raspberry pi and huaw

Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:20 pm

marcelp1 wrote:I think you are talking about this:
with pay as you go SIMcard from three.co.uk to make calls for 3p/min and send SMS for 2p

Not sure if they still do it, but I used to run as pay as you go SIM on Three too. If you registered the number online at MyThree you could then purchase 'add ons', one of which was £5 for 1000 texts !

ch1p
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Re: creating mobile cell network using raspberry pi and huaw

Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:44 pm

The whole point of this is to create your own cell service. Thats why I bought the raspberry pi. Like make your own mini atat. Like buying a a turbo sim and creating a mini connection with calls and sms. And connection.

sluminatrain
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Re: creating mobile cell network using raspberry pi and huaw

Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:16 pm

Unless you live in a country with completely unregulated radio spectrum what you are trying to do, though possible, and expensive, is probably very illegal and most likely would result in substantial fines.

ch1p
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Re: creating mobile cell network using raspberry pi and huaw

Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:01 am

So your telling me that a tiny usb 3g dongle is going to interfere with atats signal? Id be suprised if I set this thing up and if it would even work outside . Im pretty sure I own the radio waves inside of my place..

ch1p
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Re: creating mobile cell network using raspberry pi and huaw

Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:52 am

http://www.raspberry-asterisk.org/calli ... -networks/

so how does this work i dont see needing a simcard?

karlkiste
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Re: creating mobile cell network using raspberry pi and huaw

Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:10 am

The 3g dongle acts like a cellphone. A cellphone cannot connect to another cellphone, and so it can't connect to the 3g dongle. I feel like it was this you were trying.

The machine cellphones connect to are called BTS (base transciever station). You then need a BSC and VLR function, which might be provided by a computer.

You will have to make your own SIM cards.

ch1p
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Re: creating mobile cell network using raspberry pi and huaw

Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:54 pm

Why in the hell ? Would anyone buy a 3g dongle.. to pay another carrier to provide cell service... the instructions explain how to get sms working and they go through all these linux commands. When you could easily just buy a simcard and plug it into both phones. The whole point to having a 3g dongle would be to have your own.... so basically its just another repetitive project. we cant create a mini cell network.
Even here it explains cell phone boosters....http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r239499 ... rs-Illegal

how in the world can it be legal to have a cellphone signal booster in your house but... you cannot even experiment with your own device you purchased.. people stop looking at this and going oh well.. nothing we can do but sit back and say its illegal...

Paying a cell company to boost your own cell network using a raspberry pi give me a break. Ahhahaha.

marcelp1
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Re: creating mobile cell network using raspberry pi and huaw

Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:57 pm

ch1p wrote:The whole point of this is to create your own cell service. Thats why I bought the raspberry pi. Like make your own mini atat. Like buying a a turbo sim and creating a mini connection with calls and sms. And connection.
ch1p:

You can create own cell service as well, but the hardware is bit expensive,
but has been done (but would need as @karlkiste mentioned licence as well, to run it ;)
http://papalegba2013.wikispaces.com/Network

What you see on the YouTube video is the RaspPBX
http://www.raspberry-asterisk.org/calli ... -networks/
with his Analog Home Line connected to the RaspPBX via Cisco SPA3102 Voice Gateway with Router
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10027/
so Analog Calls Routed Over the Internet device :)

but you can as well attach to the RaspPBX (RPi) USB Dongle to which you can put a SIMcard
an use it to make/receive calls on that number either on a soft phone so in his case
it was an iPhone / iPad via soft phone client http://www.3cx.com/voip/softphone/
or his Analog Home Line or vice versa.

This softphone client 3CX is connected to the RasPBX either over his Wi-Fi or 3G/4G,
so when he makes the calls Voice Mobile Network is not used at all on those devices.

ch1p
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Re: creating mobile cell network using raspberry pi and huaw

Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:17 pm

Is there anyway I can make 2 iPhones connect to a raspberry pi and communicate via txt and gsm?
Update found it
http://imall.iteadstudio.com/im120525010.html
http://imall.iteadstudio.com/im130609001.html
These 2 things plus
http://blog.iteadstudio.com/raspberry-p ... apter-kit/

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Re: creating mobile cell network using raspberry pi and huaw

Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:37 pm

Why link 2 iPhones with 3G anyway surely Wifi would be a better and more convenient solution??

Richard S.

ch1p
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Re: creating mobile cell network using raspberry pi and huaw

Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:50 pm

Because wifi only goes so far.? Answer this question why don't all the carrier just have us on wifi then ?

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