Mobile First Means SMS First

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MOBILE FIRST MEANS WHAT? IT MEANS SMS FIRST, OF COURSE. THE ONLY GORILLA IN MOBILE… IS SMS TEXT MESSAGING OF COURSE. 4.5X BIGGER THAN TOTAL GLOBAL SMARTPHONE APPS ‘ECONOMY’ (source: http://communities-dominate.blogs.com)

 

Keypoints:-

  1. There are more mobile phone accounts than humans alive.
  2. SMS text messaging is used by 75% of all mobile phone users on the planet by SAP latest numbers February 2015.
  3. SMS text messaging today in 2015 has more than twice the active user base than total installed base of all smartphones across all OS platforms, whether they use apps or not.
  4. If you are now pursuing a mobile strategy, and are thinking ‘mobile first’ of course you have to go SMS first.

DIGITAL REACH IN 2015 OF ALL HUMANS ALIVE (7.2B PEOPLE)

DEVICE USERS % OF HUMAN POPULATION
iPhone 300 million download iPhone apps 4%
Tablets (any OS) 600 million 8%
Whatsapp 900 million 12%
Facebook on mobile 1200 million 17%
Skype 1200 million 17%
Android 1300 million 18%
Facebook (all tech) 1400 million 19%
PCs (all types) 1500 million 21%
eMail on mobile 2200 million 31%
Mobile internet 2200 million 31%
eMail on any tech 2500 million 35%
Internet on any tech 3000 million 42%
SMS 5400 million 75%

 

 

Posted in SMS

Signal Strength

Value of +CSQ RSSI dBm Condition
2 -109 Marginal
3 -107 Marginal
4 -105 Marginal
5 -103 Marginal
6 -101 Marginal
7 -99 Marginal
8 -97 Marginal
9 -95 Marginal
10 -93 OK
11 -91 OK
12 -89 OK
13 -87 OK
14 -85 OK
15 -83 Good
16 -81 Good
17 -79 Good
18 -77 Good
19 -75 Good
20 -73 Excellent
21 -71 Excellent
22 -69 Excellent
23 -67 Excellent
24 -65 Excellent
25 -63 Excellent
26 -61 Excellent
27 -59 Excellent
28 -57 Excellent
29 -55 Excellent
30 -53 Excellent

Source: http://m2msupport.net/m2msupport/atcsq-signal-quality/

How to Configure Sunix USB-to-Serial Converter in VirtualBox

Applies to these MobiGATE models:

  • SG-4
  • SG-8
  • SG-4-U
  • SG-8-U

 

  1. Goto "VirtualBox -> Settings -> USB -> USB Device Filters". Add new filter.
    Configure Sunix USB-to-Serial Converter-01
  2. Run the virtual machine.
  3. Install the USB driver for Sunix USB-to-Serial Converter (pic).
    Configure Sunix USB-to-Serial Converter-02
  4. Connect Sunix USB-to-Serial Converter to PC. It will create 4 devices “Prolific Technology …” in VirtualBox.
    Configure Sunix USB-to-Serial Converter-03
  5. The “Device Manager” in VirtualBox will also show 4 COM ports “Prolific USB-to-Serial Comm Port” have been added.
    Configure Sunix USB-to-Serial Converter-04

source: https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=42275

Note: If you skip step 1 and do not add a new “USB Device Filters”, instead you configure from "VirtualBox -> Devices -> USB" (Step 4), then there will be an error. “Failed to attach the USB device”.
Configure Sunix USB-to-Serial Converter-05

MOBITEK S80 3G Modem — Send SMS via API and Connect to 3G Network at the Same Time

Problem

Many 3G modems allow you to send SMS via API or connect to 3G network but not both at the same time

 

Solution

MOBITEK® S80 it is a SMS modem and also a 3G modem.

MOBITEK® S80 allows you to do both at the same time — to send SMS via API and connect to your IoT server, cloud server (AWS, Azure) and web server via 3G network.

The pictures below show that MOBITEK S80 is connected to www.mobitek.my (internet) via U Mobile 3G network and at the same time, is able to send out SMS via MOBITEK SMS API.

MOBITEK S80 SMS Modem to Use SMS API and to Access Internet via 3G-03AirCard Watcher-05

 

More Information

 

How to Configure MOBITEK S80 SMS Modem to Use SMS API and to Access Internet via 3G at the Same Time

  1. Goto “AirCard Watcher -> Setting -> Messaging -> Routing option”  and select  “Circuit Switched”.
    MOBITEK S80 SMS Modem to Use SMS API and to Access Internet via 3G-01
    MOBITEK S80 SMS Modem to Use SMS API and to Access Internet via 3G-02
  2. After you have set to “Circuit Switched”, you can use MOBITEK SMS API and access internet via 3G at the same time.
    MOBITEK S80 SMS Modem to Use SMS API and to Access Internet via 3G-03
  3. Note that AirCard Watcher (through Sierra Wireless AirCard HSDPA Modem) uses different COM port, in this example, it is using COM port number 3.
    MOBITEK S80 SMS Modem to Use SMS API and to Access Internet via 3G-04

 

How to Use AirCard Watcher to Connect MOBITEK S80 3G Modem to 3G Network

  1. First, install AirCard Watcher.
  2. Insert SIM card into MOBITEK S80 3G Modem and connect it to PC or laptop.
  3. A new modem in “Device Manager” will appear — “Sierra Wireless AirCard HSDPA Modem”.
    AirCard Watcher-01
  4. Run AirCard Watcher.
    AirCard Watcher-02
  5. AirCard Watcher will automatically detect the MOBITEK S80 3G Modem and show the name of TELCO. In this example, it is “U Mobile”. It will also show “3G”.
    AirCard Watcher-03
  6. Click “Connect” button to connect to 3G network. If successfully connected then the red signal bar will turn to green and the “Connect” button will change to “Disconnect”.
    AirCard Watcher-04
  7. Try accessing the internet via a web browser. AirCard Watcher will show the upload and download speed (refer to red box).
    AirCard Watcher-05
  8. To check data usage, click on the “meter” icon (red box)
    AirCard Watcher-06

How to Set-Up MOBITEK S80 3G Modem in Linux Running in VirtualBox

Note: if you are NOT using VirtualBox, then you may skip step 1.

  1. Map the COM Port of Modem (COM3 in this tutorial) to COM1 (or any COM port n umber) in VirtualBox. If this step is missed, then MOBITEK S80 will not response in CuteCom or Putty (terminal).
    MOBITEK S80 3G Modem in Linux Running in VirtualBox-01
  2. To check if MOBITEK S80 is connected to the USB port, type “lusb”. It will show MOBITEK S80 Modem as “Sierra Wireless, Inc. MC8700 Modem”.
    MOBITEK S80 3G Modem in Linux Running in VirtualBox-02
  3. But in this  VirtualBox (virtual machine), MOBITEK S80 is connected under “Serial Ports” (as per step 1) and not under “USB” of the VirtualBox. To check which serial port is MOBITEK S80 Modem connected, type in “dmesg | grep tty”. In this example, it shows “ttyS0” which is COM1 that was set in step 1 above.
    MOBITEK S80 3G Modem in Linux Running in VirtualBox-03
  4. Run CuteCom. Select “/dev/ttyS0” in device and click Open device. Then type the AT command.
    MOBITEK S80 3G Modem in Linux Running in VirtualBox-04

Proposal to TN50 — Zero Tax

proposed by Ng Kong Leng

Malaysia should have zero tax by 2050. “Zero tax” — no income tax, no corporate tax, no GST.

 

Why tax is bad?

  1. any government in the world do not often make the right economic and financial decision in allocating tax revenue for the right purpose;
  2. tax deters company to invest more in local economy, e.g. Apple does not manufacture iPhone in US;
  3. tax deters a person to attain higher income, there is no incentive for you to work harder because you need to pay more tax;
  4. tax deters economy growth, especially on consumption as tax had taken away disposal income

 

What is the solution?

  1. Crowd funding or Equity Funding
  2. Economic Efficiency via Pareto Improvement

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How to Set-Up MOBITEK S80 Modem in VirtualBox

  1. Connect modem to host OS.Open VirtualBox, go to the setting of your virtual machine.
    How to Set-Up MOBITEK S80 Modem in VirtualBox-01
  2. Go to Serial Ports and set the setting as below:
    • Enable Serial Port.
    • Set Port Number: “port number inside the guest OS”
    • Port Mode: Host Device
    • Path/Address: “port number of modem that is connected to host OS”. Click OK
      How to Set-Up MOBITEK S80 Modem in VirtualBox-02
    • note: if this step is skipped, hyper terminal will have no response if connected to the “Sierra Wireless AT Command Port”
  3. Run the virtual machine.
    How to Set-Up MOBITEK S80 Modem in VirtualBox-03
  4. Go to device manager in VirtualBox to check the COM Port. In this example, the MOBITEK S80 Modem that is connected to the host machine in COM port 6 is mapped to COM port 1 in VirtualBox.
    How to Set-Up MOBITEK S80 Modem in VirtualBox-04
  5. In VirtualBox, the application must use COM port 1 instead of COM port 6.