[Ovmsdev] sourcing SIM908 in China

Mark Webb-Johnson mark at webb-johnson.net
Thu Jul 23 08:32:47 HKT 2015

I am told that production of SIM908 will stop in August (next month), as product will be discontinued by SIMCOM. Replacement is SIM808. That should be available at under US$10 in quantity. It is pretty much a drop-in replacement, but some circuit re-work is required if migrating SIM908->SIM808.

As 2G is being phased out, particularly in USA, these units are becoming less popular and easier to get a hold of. New products are based on 3G/4G modules (but more hassle as even quad band wont give global coverage). However, we think the SIM908 will become very short in supply very soon.

Regards, Mark.

> On 23 Jul, 2015, at 6:08 am, Arthur Hebert <ahebert at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm working on a project using the same SIM908 module as the OVMS, and we're trying to reduce cost. I'm wondering if by chance anyone here knows a good place to look. One of my co-workers says she found a supplier offering the SIM908 for $11.50 for qty 225. Ideally looking for something under $10/ea.
> Also, if anyone knows a similar SIMCOM module with GSM+GPS but maybe fewer features (e.g. dual-band instead of quad-band?), that could possibly work for us as a lower-cost option.
> Thanks for any help,
> Arthur
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