6 years, 9 months ago.

Do I need a sim card in order to experiment with u-blox CO27 ?

Do I need a working sim card in order to experiment with u-blox CO27 ? I would like to make a call from u-blox CO27 to my smart phone ? Can I use skype if I don't have a working sim card ?

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The u-blox-C027 is a complete starter kit that allows quick prototyping of a variety of applications for the Internet of Things. The application board has a MAX-M8Q GPS/GNSS receiver and …

3 Answers

6 years, 9 months ago.

Yes you need a SIM card and valid subscription to connect to cellular network. The C027 allows you to send data or sms. There is no speaker or microphone, so you can't do any voice calls.

Accepted Answer

Is there the possibility to enable voice calls by adding external circuits?!

posted by Torben Witte 28 Oct 2014
daniel k
6 years, 9 months ago.

So why do I need the u-blox C027 ? I can use a cellular phone to call with voice. The u-blox c027 is just a a phone without valid subcsription SIM card. Any reason to justify to buy the u-blox CO27? Thanks

This platform allows you to develop best in class telemetry, tracking an communication devices. u-blox modem and GPS are reliable and works on hard conditions like 85oC temperatures.

posted by Ricardo Adulis 13 Apr 2014
6 years, 9 months ago.

The u-blox C027 is a development platform not a cell phone. It happens to have a GSM module to transport data or messages.