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Portech GSM Gateway: A First Effort At Setup

Step 1: Get Another SIM Card

Last Friday I went down to my local T-Mobile shop and had my personal cellular plan converted to a family plan. Then I had them issue me a second SIM card, adding a new line to the plan. I told them that I’d use my old phone, an old Motorola Razr v3. I even brought it with me to the store. We used it to confirm that the SIM worked as expected.

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The snom m3: Range Limitations & DECT Extender vs Roaming

Two weeks ago my wife told me that the small snom m3 handsets are not working as well as they should. To be specific, when she’s in the front bedroom the call quality is not good. I was out of town at the time but eventually got around to looking into the matter.

It’s is a simple matter of signal propogation. That bedroom location is the furthest possible point from the base radio, which was in my office.

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snom m3 Revisited

Some reaction to the snom review is starting to trickle in. One reader, Lonnie Abelbeck, noted that he had an issue with daylight savings time on his snom m3. He sent the following message;

Michael,

I read your review of the SNOM m3 in SmallNetBuilder, excellent review. I recently purchased the same m3 setup you have, very pleased as well.

One issue that I think I solved is the daylight savings settings, the defaults did not look correct to me.

For help, I referenced Polycom’s docs using the same platform…

“Provisioning and Configuration Guide for the SoundPoint IP 200W”
http://evolutionpbx.com/images/IP200W_PG_DS.pdf

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Snom M3 Review Update

The detailed review of the Snom M3 is just about complete, barring a few last minute edits. However, the editors over at www.smallnetbuilder.com have decided to purchase it for publication at their site. It'll probably take them a week or…

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