[Freeswitch-users] Huawei E169 Group Buy

Brian Foster bdfoster at endigotech.com
Sun May 13 10:39:12 MSD 2012

The Huawei E169 is confirmed to work with mod_gsmopen. Special thanks to
Marcus Brown (mzb- on #freedoh) for helping me figure all of this stuff out
and for donating a E169, a SIM card, and a virtual machine to run tests.

Steve, understood. As far as I can tell the bands that the E169 supports
SHOULD cover most of the US carriers that support GSM. Like I said in my
last email, it is up to you guys to make sure that it will work in your
situation. If it doesn't I'd sell it on ebay, I don't think you'll have a
problem getting rid of it.

From: http://3g-modem.wetpaint.com/page/Huawei+E169+(E169G,+E169V,+K3520)


Huawei E169

manufacturer:Huaweimodel:E169interface:USB 2.0 (A plug)GSM frequency bands:850,
900, 1800, 1900UMTS frequency bands:900, 2100HSDPA:7,2 MBit/sHSUPA:-EDGE:236,8
KBit/sGPRS:57,6 KBit//sCSD:?connector for ext. antenna:+ (on some versions
covered by housing)connector type:SMK CRS5001internal antenna diversity:+voice
telephony:+NAND-flashmemory:+microSD-drive:+ (up to 8GB)rebranded
Vodafone E169VAlso: http://www.alibaba.com/showroom/huawei-e169-modem.html


On Sun, May 13, 2012 at 1:41 AM, Steve Underwood <steveu at coppice.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> When looking at models of 3G dongles look carefully at whether they
> support the features you need. This basically comes down to supporting
> the voice features, and supporting the bands you need in your area.
> Most recent dongles with a Qualcomm chip set (which is most of them)
> support the voice features needed to work with FS. However, many SIM
> locked ones have the feature blocked. Unlocked ones should be OK.
> Most dongles now support quad band 2G operation, which covers most of
> the frequencies ever used for 2G GSM. However, most dongles only support
> one 3G band. Some support 2 bands. There are, however, several bands
> used for 3G around the planet. If the dongle you choose doesn't support
> your local 3G bands, you will only be able to use it for 2G
> communication. That might be OK. It might not. It depends on your local
> service offerings. Just beware.
> Steve
> On 05/13/2012 09:49 AM, Brian Foster wrote:
> >
> > Fellow freeswitchers,
> >
> > I am sending this email out to let you all know that I am setting up a
> > group buy for the Huawei E169. It should be compatable with
> > mod_gsmopen, and that will be tested before we go and do a buy. The
> > reason why there is interest in this particular model is the fact that
> > it does have an external antenna jack. Otherwise they are fairly close
> > to the E1550.
> >
> > If you are interested, make sure you do your research to make sure
> > this single will work for you. No refunds. Send an email to
> > gsmdongle at endigotech.com <mailto:gsmdongle at endigotech.com> letting me
> > know how many you want and the best way to get ahold of you. Deadline
> > is May 30th to get your requests in.
> >
> > There will be no refunds. There will be no markup on price. Buyers are
> > responsible for shipping. Price range should be $25-35. US/Canada
> > residents only. Must be 18 years or older. Payment via PayPal only.
> > Notice will be sent out a few days after May 30th to confirm we have
> > enough interested and how much each single will be. At that time you
> > will need to send a payment to the PayPal address. Payments will be in
> > two stages, the first will be for the product itself, the second will
> > be for the shipping to your address.
> >
> > There needs to be a minimum of 20 dongles ordered before I can go
> > ahead and buy. Payments need to be collected prior to me going ahead
> > and buying.
> >
> > If you have any questions, email me off list.
> >
> > -BDF
> >
> >
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Brian D. Foster
Endigo Computer LLC
Email: bdfoster at endigotech.com
Phone: 317-800-7876
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

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