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Adafruit FONA 800 Breakout Board Starter Pack - SMA Version

SKU: ADA2522

$100.50 AUD, inc GST
$91.36 AUD, exc GST

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Adafruit FONA 800 Breakout Board Starter Pack - SMA Version

SKU: ADA2522

$100.50 AUD, inc GST
$91.36 AUD, exc GST

Retired Product

Replaced by: 3G
This product has been replaced by: 3G

Build your own cellular project and get off the grid with FONA. This pack comes with an SMA-antenna type FONA and paired with hand-picked accessories. It's the Adafruit FONA - SMA Starter Pack.

The FONA miniGSM is an adorable all-in-one cellular phone module that lets you add voice, text, SMS and data to your project in an adorable little package.

This module measures only 1.75"x1.25" but packs a surprising amount of technology into its little frame. At the heart is a GSM cellular module (we use the latest SIM800) the size of a postage stamp. This module can do just about everything. This starter pack has a SMA connector. For the uFL version, click here! And for the Adafruit FONA 800 uFL Shield version click here!

  • Quad-band 850/900/1800/1900MHz - connect onto any global GSM network with any 2G SIM (in the USA, T-Mobile is suggested)
  • Make and receive voice calls using a headset OR an external 8Ω speaker + electret microphone
  • Send and receive SMS messages
  • Send and receive GPRS data (TCP/IP, HTTP, etc.)
  • Scan and receive FM radio broadcasts (yeah, Adafruit don't exactly know why this was included but it works really well)
  • PWM/Buzzer vibrational motor control
  • AT command interface with "auto baud" detection

Sounds delicious, right? So Adafruit plated this fine module onto a little breakout with all the extras you need to make your next project shine:

  • Onboard LiPoly battery charging circuitry so you can take your project on the go. Use any 500mAh+ LiPoly or LiIon battery and recharge over the MicroUSB when necessary. Two LEDs let you know when its charging and done
  • Standard 4-pole TRRS headphone jack. Use any 'Android' or 'iPhone'-compatible headset with mic
  • Breakouts for external 8Ω speaker and electret mic if you don't want to use a headphone
  • Level shifting circuitry so you can run it with 2.8V to 5V logic.
  • Vibrational motor (buzzer) driver so you can have noiseless notifications
  • SMA connection for external antenna
  • Indicator LEDs for power and network connectivity
  • Standard SIM slides into the back

On its own, this module can't do anything. It requires a microcontroller to drive it! we suggest and use an Arduino but any 3-5V microcontroller with a UART can send and receive commands over the RX/TX pins.

Microcontroller not included! Adafruit recommend an Arduino UNO to go along SIM card not included! If you are in the USA, Adafruit recommend TING

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