Send messages failing with new NOVA modem on RASPBERRY


#1

Environment: RASPBIAN STRETCH DESKTOP on RASPBERRY Pi 3 Model B

Installed successfully the hologram python package but sending a message fails.

sudo hologram version
0.6.1

sudo hologram model type
Type: Nova

sudo hologram modem operator
Operator: None

sudo hologram model sim
ICCID: 89445…

Please note, the number is DIFFERENT from the SIM CARD number that I got and installed … Is it expected ?

sudo hologram modem location
ERROR:PDP Context setup failed
Location: Not Available

sudo hologram send "Hello"
Getting in /var/log/messages

ATDT99**1#^M^M
+CME ERROR: Unspecified GPRS error^M
alarm
failed

and after a couple of RETRY
ERROR: Failed to connect to cell network


#2

Well ,it’s now working !

Getting
RESPONSE MESSAGE: Message sent successfully

Was able to send messages from the console
and got them displayed on the raspberry by using the command
sudo hologram receive

Not sure why it was not working before… but I am now all set …

Thank you !


#3

Interesting. I’m having the same problem and it is not self resolving. Following in case anyone else has any experiences to share.