• Hoping this works (sms on bbs)

    From Tracker1@VERT/TRN to DOVE-Net.Hardware_Software_Help on Sat Jun 11 17:10:18 2022
    Been wanting to integrate SMS authentication for a while... read a lot
    about SMS gateways in linux/rpi, but finding an actual modem that
    supports SMS with US carriers has been the harder part, and really
    didn't want to pay what could be larger fees to Twilio for logins.

    So after much consternation, I ordered one of these... hoping that it
    works, will update if it does. Looks like tello has a $5/mo plan w/ no
    data, 100 minutes (won't be using) and free texts.

    modem:
    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2251832653392990.html
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    Michael J. Ryan - tracker1@roughneckbbs.com
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  • From Tracker1@VERT/TRN to Tracker1 on Sun Jun 12 21:48:51 2022
    On 6/11/22 17:10, Tracker1 wrote:
    Been wanting to integrate SMS authentication for a while... read a lot
    about SMS gateways in linux/rpi, but finding an actual modem that
    supports SMS with US carriers has been the harder part, and really
    didn't want to pay what could be larger fees to Twilio for logins.

    So after much consternation, I ordered one of these... hoping that it
    works, will update if it does. Looks like tello has a $5/mo plan w/ no
    data, 100 minutes (won't be using) and free texts.

    modem:

    Apparently, needed a different modem for US use...

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2251832653372597.html
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    Michael J. Ryan - tracker1@roughneckbbs.com
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    Synchronet Roughneck BBS - roughneckbbs.com
  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Tracker1 on Mon Jun 13 17:55:00 2022
    Hello Tracker1!

    ** On Sunday 12.06.22 - 21:48, Tracker1 wrote to Tracker1:

    Apparently, needed a different modem for US use...

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2251832653372597.html


    "LTE-FDD/HSPA+/GSM/GPRS/EDGE etc"

    That's much better. Hope it works out for ya.

    Can't imagine why anyone would want to just be limited to SMS,
    but if it's just $5/mo and you use it a lot, then why not.


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  • From Tracker1@VERT/TRN to Ogg on Tue Feb 14 07:52:43 2023
    Re: Hoping this works (sms on bbs)
    By: Ogg to Tracker1 on Mon Jun 13 2022 17:55:00

    Hello Tracker1!

    Apparently, needed a different modem for US use...
    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2251832653372597.html

    "LTE-FDD/HSPA+/GSM/GPRS/EDGE etc"

    That's much better. Hope it works out for ya.

    Haven't tried it... got a couple limited service plans I can try via digikey, but haven't taken it out of the box yet... main idea is just SMS verification/2FA... and offering it for other sysops that want to use it.


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    Michael J. Ryan
    +o roughneckbbs.com
    tracker1@roughneckbbs.com

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