[Ovmsdev] Note to self...

Mark Webb-Johnson mark at webb-johnson.net
Wed Apr 11 11:33:55 HKT 2012


For the threehk sims, you can add money online with just the phone number and password. You get the password by sending a special service SMS. But, you can't send an sms on an expired card.

Come the revolution, the first up against the wall will be the phone companies.


On 11 Apr 2012, at 11:31 AM, Tom Saxton wrote:

> Been there, done that. After I'd had the Tesla Tattler for a couple of
> months, it stopped working the morning we embarked on a 300-mile road trip
> where I really wanted the Tattler to work so we could monitor charging while
> getting lunch in the middle of the trip. I tried everything I could think of
> that morning while we were rushing to get out of the house.
> While crossing over the pass on the first drive segment, I finally realized
> that the T-Mobile card had expired its initial period, then had to figure
> out how to fill it back up without having set up an account online, with no
> way to get the SIM card out from the dash, and without any T-Mobile stores
> anywhere along the first 270 miles of our trip. It turns out you can add
> money to any T-Mobile card knowing just the phone number.
>    Tom
> on 4/10/12 5:57 PM, Mark Webb-Johnson wrote:
>> Note to self:
>> Before spending an evening trying to work out why my car's OVMS module data
>> and incoming SMS is working, but outbound SMS messages won't send, check
>> pre-paid SIM card expiry date.
>> That's 3 hours of my life I can't get back :-(
>> Note to cellular providers:
>> When you expire something, please expire all related services. Otherwise, it
>> is damn confusing.
>> When you deny outbound SMS messages, due to expired SIM, please still permit
>> the SMS message to check account balance / pin :-(
>> Happy 6 month anniversary, OVMS - we've come a long way ;-)
>> Regards, Mark.
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