[Ovmsdev] sourcing SIM908 in China

Arthur Hebert ahebert at gmail.com
Sat Jul 25 09:33:56 HKT 2015

Mark, thanks a ton for that info. We are now looking into sourcing the
SIM808 and figuring out what circuitry needs to be changed. The first thing
I notice is that the SIM808 module doesn't have the tiny uFL connectors for
the antennae, so we'll add those to the board.


On Wed, Jul 22, 2015 at 5:32 PM, Mark Webb-Johnson <mark at webb-johnson.net>

> 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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