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Arduino GSM Shield (integrated antenna)

The Arduino GSM Shield allows an Arduino board to connect to the internet, make/receive voice calls and send/receive SMS messages. The Shield uses a radio modem M10 by Quectel (datasheet). It is possible to communicate with the board using AT commands. Use the GSM library to learn more about how to make sketches using one or more of the functions described. Arduino boards use digital pins 2 and 3 for software serial communication with the M10. Pin 2 is connected to the M10’s TX pin and pin 3 to its RX pin. The modem's PWRKEY pin is connected to Arduino pin 7. The M10 is a Quad-band GSM/GPRS modem that works at frequencies GSM850MHz, GSM900MHz, DCS1800MHzand PCS1900MHz. It supports TCP/UDP and HTTP protocols through a GPRS connection. GPRS data downlink and uplink transfer speed maximum is 85.6 kbps. To interface with the cellular network, the board requires a SIM card provided by a network operator. See the getting started page for additional information on SIM usage. The most recent revision of the board uses the 1.0 pinout on rev 3 of the Arduino UNO board.

Canadian wireless providers with compatible 2G GSM/GPRS service:

  • Rogers
  • Ice Wirelss
  • Keewaytinook Mobile

Please check with the wireless provider for 2G GSM/GPRS coverage.

Technical Specifications

Operating voltage: 5V (supplied from the Arduino Board)
Connection via: GSM and GPRS networks
Communication types: SMS, phone calls, GPRS data

Requires an Arduino board (not included)
Connection with Arduino using software serial

If you want to give a closer look to this board we advice you to visit the official Arduino product page.