Hi, I purchased a botletics SIM7000G shield for Arduino. I did the following:
Downloaded the entire code from: https://github.com/botletics/SIM7000-LTE-Shield
Opened LTE_Demo which was inside: \Documents\Arduino\SIM7000-LTE-Shield-master\Code\examples\LTE_Demo
Inserted the hologram SIM card. SIM I bought was (Maker Edition Flexible Data, Global). State: Live.
I connected the battery(3.7V, 1600mAh) to botletics shield.
Connected USB to Arduino Uno
Also connected a 9V,650mA adapter supply to Arduino
I uploaded the sketch with no issues. DONE glows solid, PWR glows solid, NET blinks every second.
Opened the COM port, and got the below:
FONA basic test
Initializing…(May take several seconds)
Configuring to 9600 baud
Attempting to open comm with ATs
<— SIM7000G R1529
<— +CPMS: 0,10,0,10,0,10
FONA is OK
Found SIM7000G (Global)
Module IMEI: 869951030105XXX
[?] Print this menu
[a] Read the ADC; 2.8V max for SIM800/808, 0V-VBAT for SIM7000 shield
[b] Read supply voltage
[C] Read the SIM CCID
[U] Unlock SIM with PIN code
[i] Read signal strength (RSSI)
[n] Get network status
 Get network connection info
[N] Number of SMS’s
[r] Read SMS #
[R] Read all SMS
[d] Delete SMS #
[s] Send SMS
[u] Send USSD
[y] Enable local time stamp (SIM800/808/7000)
[Y] Enable NTP time sync (SIM800/808/7000)
[t] Get network time
[G] Enable cellular data
[g] Disable cellular data
[l] Query GSMLOC (2G)
[w] Read webpage
[W] Post to website
 Post to dweetio via 2G / LTE CAT-M / NB-IoT
 Post to dweetio via 3G / 4G LTE
[O] Turn GPS on (SIM808/5320/7000)
[o] Turn GPS off (SIM808/5320/7000)
[L] Query GPS location (SIM808/5320/7000)
[E] Raw NMEA out (SIM808)
[S] Create serial passthru tunnel
<— +CADC: 1,918
ADC = 918 mV
<— +CBC: 0,78,4026
VBat = 4026 mV
<— +CBC: 0,78,4026
VPct = 78%
SIM CCID = 8944500609193418XXXf
<— +CSQ: 99,99
RSSI = 99: -115 dBm
<— +CGREG: 0,2
Network status 2: Not registered (searching)
Fail code #2
<— SHUT OK
Failed to turn on
Failed to turn off
Creating SERIAL TUBE
I tried to create a SERIAL TUBE, and it hangs here. I have to re-upload at this stage.
Both the GPS and the LTE antenna is connected, and it is good.
I bought another Arduino and tried and same results.
I bought another botletics shield and same results.
I am currently in USA and live in California.
Once it starts working I am planning to use it in India, Chennai. Need to if the device along with the Hologram will work in India, Chennai?