SIM808 GPRS/GSM/GPS module


#1
  1. I want to ask if SIM808 GPRS/GSM/GPS module is compatible with Arduino UNO or MEGA?

  2. Can SIM808 work with 3G Network in Nigeria (Africa) that is outside of USA, if no, can you suggest a website where i can buy a replacement for this Shield that is a shield/module that is Arduino Compatible and works with 2G/3G/4G network.

Thank you


#2

Hi,
What do you mean by compatible?
You can get SIM808 shields for Arduino. They can be controlled by Arduino using UART.

The SIM808 is a 2G quad band module, it will work all over the world where 2G networks are present. If you have 2G network in Nigeria, you can use SIM808.
If you have 3G , you can use SIM5320E. First you need to find the network operators frequency bands in your country, then you have to select the module.
Let me know the frequency bands used by different network operators in Nigeria and i can suggest better.


#3

Thank you for your reply.

RaviPujar: What do you mean by compatible?

Me: I was trying to buy a GPRS/GSM/GPS module/shield (2 in 1) for an IoT project on Aliexpress that will work with Arduino Mega or UNO Micro-controller board.

Here are the options i got on Aliexpress:

  1. http://www.aliexpress.com/item/GSM-GPRS-GPS-Shield-Waveshare-Phone-Shield-GSM-GPRS-GPS-Module-for-Arduino-STM32-Support-Quad/32403594864.html

  2. http://www.aliexpress.com/item/High-Quality-SIM808-GPRS-GSM-GPS-Shield-2-in-1-Shield-GSM-GPRS-GPS-Development-Board/32698175713.html

RaviPujar: Let me know the frequency bands used by different network operators in Nigeria and i can suggest better.

Here are Frequency and Bands for Networks in Nigeria:

Frequency: GSM 900 / GSM 1800 MHz

For 3G Band: 3G 2100 AirtelNG; 3G 2100 Glo Mobile; 3G 2100 Etisalat; 3G 2100 MTN.

4G Band (live LTE, WiMAX, HSPA+, test, license): 4G LTE Smile 800Mhz; 4G LTE Spectranet 2300Mhz; 4G LTE Swift; 4G LTE Airtel finished testing in Lagos, Abuja ; 4G LTE Globacom ; 4G LTE Bitflux ; ; 4G LTE NITEL.

Looking forward to your suggestion Ravi. Thank you very much.


#4

Other Bands i got online:

MTN 4G LTE Frequency: 2600mhz and 800mhz
Band: 7 and 20
ETISALAT 4G LTE Frequency: 1800mhz
Band: 3
GLO 4G LTE Frequency: 700mhz
Band: 28
AIRTEL 4G LTE Frequency ?
Band?
NTEL 4G LTE Frequency: 900mhz and 1800mhz
Band 8 and 3
SMILE 4G LTE Frequency: 800mhz
Band: 20
SPECTRANET 4G LTE Frequency: 2300mhz
Band: 40
INTER C Frequency: 800mhz
Band: 20