DWM 156 A7 reading SMS

Aleksander Morgado aleksander at aleksander.es
Fri Jun 13 10:49:53 PDT 2014

On Fri, Jun 13, 2014 at 5:44 PM, Younes Manton <younes.m at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > I have a DWM 156 A7 which works well except that I can't find a way to
>> > read
>> > received SMSes. As far as I can tell the modem receives the SMSes, but I
>> > can't read them via mmcli, but if I boot into Windows and use D-Link's
>> > utility I find the waiting SMS.
>> FWIW, since I have exactly the same modem I just tested this, and I have
>> no problems sending and receiving SMS with it:
>  Thanks. I got your example to work and also some others. Not sure why it
> didn't work earlier, perhaps the SMSes I was expecting were delayed and
> received after I booted to Windows. I did not realize that SMSes are not
> stored on the modem itself, or perhaps they are but in a way not visible on
> the Linux side, since the D-Link app has 2 separate SMS stores: "Local" and
> "DataCard". I was expecting to see all of the SMSes I see in the Windows
> D-Link app to be visible to mmcli and MM GUI, but even mmcli and MM GUI do
> not share storage. Anyhow, as long as I can send and receive in Linux that
> is sufficient.

One of the things that the MBIM backend in MM does is to set the "MT"
storage as the only one supported (i.e. the SIM+device mixed storage).
Don't recall very well the details, but I believe that MBIM didn't
have any way to specify which storage to use when reading or writing


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