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    jimg
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    I don't see a forum appropriate for this question, so I apologize in advance.

    I want to use a cell phone to "call home" when something happens on my boat (dock line breaks, forced entry, etc.). I obviously don't want an expensive contract and don't really care about time charges. It just needs to be an inexpensive phone, pre-paid, I assume.

    Which phones can I "control" through their connector? I don't want to use Bluetooth or anything that complicated. I'd be happy to send a simple text messgae to a specific phone number. I'm an engineer, so creating the controlling signals is no problem.


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    Re: Cellphone as a peripheral?

    you have to many options, just to to any gas station or convenience stoge and get a pre paid phone.



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    Re: Cellphone as a peripheral?

    I think you missed my question. I need to cause the phone to make a call (without human intervention). My personal phone responds to the button on the mic/earphone accessory by displaying the address book. A second longer push calls the first entry.

    I could use that, assuming the chaep phones have a similar button on the headset. I guess I'll have to synthesize a voice message .

    I was hoping the "data connector" of the phone might enable a more controllable interface, but I can't find any info about that...



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    Re: Cellphone as a peripheral?

    Hrm, this is a tough one - most of the things I found out there have to do with calling the phone and using it as a trigger, not the other way around.
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