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Can send but cannot receive SMS with Huawei MS2131i-8

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Mar 2019
Location: France
OpenWrt 18.06.1 r7258-5eb055306f :
smstools3 - 3.1.21-2:
Smsd installed from: package repository
Modem Huawei MS2131i-8:
Interface: USB
Platform: Raspberry Pi 3B
Huawei MS2131i-8 AT Commands Specifications:,%20English).pdf


I'm struggling for a while trying to receive SMS with the Huawei MS2131i-8 usb modem. I have tried many suggestions found with Google, including a couple similar posts on this support forum. I had no problems with sending. Any help would be appreciated, so many thanks by advance.

Here we go with the data, the lines after "## End of device details" appear when I send an SMS to the device. Thanks gain for any tip I could work on.


devices = MS2131

sent = /var/spool/sms/sent
failed = /var/spool/sms/failed
checked = /var/spool/sms/checked
outgoing = /var/spool/sms/outgoing
incoming = /var/spool/sms/incoming

loglevel = 5
#loglevel = 7
logfile = /var/log/smsd.log
infofile = /tmp/smsd.working
#stats = /var/log/sms/stats.d

autosplit = 3
incoming_utf8 = yes
receive_before_send = no
hangup_incoming_call = yes
eventhandler = /root/test/

# Huawei MS2131i-8
init = AT+CPMS="ME","ME","ME"
#init = AT+CPMS="SM","SM","SM"
device = /dev/ttyUSB2
#pin = 1234
incoming = yes
memory_start = 0
baudrate = 115200
report_device_details = yes
#detect_unexpected_input = no
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Mar 2019
Location: France
Topic owner
Replying to myself.

The issue is not solved yet, but it looks like the SMS are received but don't get moved to /var/spool/sms/incoming/.

Open the modem in communication mode, then send 2 SMS:

But /var/spool/sms/incoming/ remains empty :(

I'm comfortable with Unix and Linux, but new to this communication stuff. So, any help will be highly appreciated. Thanks a lot.

Mar 2019
Location: France
Topic owner
Replying to myself again. I will mark this post as "solved" because in fact the SMS are received: the exact problem seems to be that they aren't moved to the /var/spool/sms/incoming/ directory. And they are not handled by the eventhandler script neither. So, I mark this issue as "solved" and I open a new one about the file move not being done. Hope all this stuff will contribute to help someone in the future.

Apr 2022
Location: Algeria
hello benat, i have the same problem, i use at-command to send the sms but i can't read the received sms. have you found the solution?

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