[aprssig] APRS Email -> Cell phone Text message problem

Brian Webster bwebster at wirelessmapping.com
Wed May 13 08:08:26 EDT 2009

See if you have the problem sending messages via the APRS-Winlink Gateway. I
like the fact that you can assign an alias for a long email in APRSLink
which certainly shortens the keystrokes required from an APRS device to key


Thank You,
Brian N2KGC

 -----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org]On Behalf Of
Greg D.
Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 2009 1:42 AM
To: aprssig at tapr.org
Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS Email -> Cell phone Text message problem

  Well, you still see them over here.  I guess the Cell companies have
trained us to lower expectations.

  The first message I sent (via email-2) did display all the junk (no
message text), but then later ones from the same service did the reboot
thing.  That's why I'm thinking the bit bucket needs to be emptied, or
something similar.  I think I'll let her clear it all out and try the
original email service one last time, unless there's a 3rd service out there
to try, or some way to configure (format) what it delivers.

  But, yeah, even without the messages she occasionally complains of it
turning itself off every once in a while.  Voice quality is a challenge on
any mobile phone, another thing we've been "trained" on.

  Me, well, I don't have a cell phone...  If I'm in the office, leave a
message and I'll get back to you.  If I'm in the car, try the Auburn
repeater :-).

  Greg  KO6TH

  > Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 13:35:50 +0100
  > From: dave at uk-ar.co.uk
  > To: aprssig at tapr.org
  > Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS Email -> Cell phone Text message problem
  > The Razr is not exactly known for its reliability, sadly.
  > They were popular over here briefly for the big screen and the style of
  > the package, but quickly fell out of favour due to many "operational"
  > issues that P'd off too many users, on all networks. I haven't seen
  > one in use now in the UK, for over a year. I guess they are all in
  > landfill now, or at the back of the kitchen cupboard. The one my
  > partner had, used to drop call's or reset for no reason, never did get
  > to the bottom of that, I think she broke it in half out of frustration
  > in the end.
  > 73.
  > Dave G0WBX (Owner of an older Nokia 6310i. It just keeps working...)
  > ________________________________
  > From: Greg D.
  > Sent: 12 May 2009 06:39
  > To: aprssig at tapr.org
  > Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS Email -> Cell phone Text message problem
  > Hi Pete,
  > Yeah, that's what I figured. Email-2 was the service I used, because I
  > appreciate how it can use aliases for email addresses.
  > I tried again using the original email service (no "-2"), because it
  > formats things differently, with "Message from <call sign>" in the
  > subject, and the message within the traditional message text area. She
  > got a message, but this time the phone rebooted itself and left an
  > error, something about not being able to download the message. I didn't
  > try to pursue it at this time. Perhaps it's simply out of space, or
  > maybe the links and/or size is causing an internal crash. The phone is
  > a Motorola Razr, with T-Mobile service.
  > So, this is going to take some gateway work...
  > Any takers?
  > Greg KO6TH
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