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Taylors wind meter running costs

Hi everyone,
Ok taylors wind meter ran out of telecom credit today as they have stopped providing the txt bundle we were using,
So although they have replaced it with another service,I thought i should take this opportunity to put it out there to see if we can reduce the running costs.

So first a bit of an explanation:-
Taylors wind meter is SMS and GPRS capable, it runs on 2 degrees.
at present the SMS data is send from the wind meter to a telecom mobile phone that posts the info on twitter for us all to see. it is not possible to post directly to twitter in NZ from the wind meter.

Therefore for every post on twitter is costs us 2 txt messages ( that why we use bundle to get it cheap )

so your bit now:-

So is anyone in the club capable of doing a web interface than can receive GPRS data directly from the wind meter, or even a SMS to web application such as nexmo
Therefore the telecom mobile would be redundant and half our running costs.

just a thought
Gareth

Taylors wind meter running costs

I remember doing the calculations for GPRS. 2degrees charge a minimum of 10kb, even if you use only a few bytes, so it could easily add up to a few GB/month. That could get prohibitive. I'm not sure how timing for that would work either - as in how much traffic over how much time, etc.
I've got a website that I can install code on, if that would help.