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 Posted: Sunday Apr 3rd, 2016 04:20 am
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mikegriff
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Hi Chiu


In the UK if you don't use your Pay As You Go sim card for about 3 Months the card is cancelled by the operator.

So if your Comfort system is working well, there is a distinct possibility of the card being cancelled.

If Like myself I only use the GSM module to inform me of fault or actual Alarms there is a likely chance that I would forget the 3 month limit, and then No GSM dial out.

Would it be possible for a text message every first of the month (selectable in set up) 


Thanks in advance
Mike



 Posted: Sunday Apr 3rd, 2016 12:22 pm
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Yes you can use Time Programs
Create a new Time Program

select a Day of week eg Monday and a time to send your sms eg 12 PM
Remember to Enable the time program

Click on Response Name, select New and create a new Response for the time program



If Day = 1 Then
    AlarmUser CMSTest
End If


This means If Day of month = 1 then do alarm CMS Test

Go to Security Types > Alarm Types > CMS test to select which phone to send the sms to

I prefer to send an SMS every day or when the system is armed and disarmed



 Posted: Saturday Apr 9th, 2016 03:36 pm
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Thanks you again Chiu :-)



 Posted: Sunday Apr 10th, 2016 10:18 am
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You dont seem to have this problem with GiffGaff payg sim cards and they do keep you infomed by email of the status of your account. Also to send a text it cost only 5p as of 10/04/2016
I always recomend them on any installations that I have done and use it on my own system (admittedly a message is sent frequently for side gate being openend when alarm is on Armed/Night mode without activating alarm)

Last edited on Sunday Apr 10th, 2016 10:19 am by Swiss-Toni



 Posted: Sunday Apr 10th, 2016 05:48 pm
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I had a Vodafone PAYG and that definitely pulled the plug after a while of non-use.  Thing with this is then the number is disabled and you cant get it reactivated.

In the end I'm now on a £5 a month contract with Virgin Media for this now though who knows maybe I should go to GiffGaff if that doesn't disable and save myself £60 a year!

Ju

 

 

Last edited on Sunday Apr 10th, 2016 05:56 pm by juwi_uk



 Posted: Thursday May 19th, 2016 04:35 am
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Swiss-Toni wrote: You dont seem to have this problem with GiffGaff payg sim cardsGiffGaff inactivity period is 6 months without topping up, making a call or sending a SMS. As you mentioned, they're good about emailing you anyway so you get ample warning. It might be easier to just do a time program to send a SMS every 6 months though.



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