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Help : How to Run USSD on Linux Mint 17.3


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#1 sarkar

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Posted 14 January 2016 - 09:05 AM

Hello there  :rolleyes:

 

I use a dongle(USB data card) to connect to internet with limited data plan. The dongle use a SIM Card to connect to 3G network. In windows when I insert it for the first time it install software and give me a UI from where I can connect/disconnect to internet, make call, send sms and check data balance left in my account by running USSD code much like in mobile phone. 

 

Now after upgrading to Windows 10 I have noticed that it is using too much data and is downloading something in the background and so I install linux mint. Modem works fine with no issue without installing any software like in windows but because of that I have no UI to check my data balance left. Now calling or sending SMS isn't important but how much data balance left is very important to me. 

 

So how do I run USSD code in Linux ?  

 

Thanks in advance  :)



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#2 MadmanRB

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Posted 14 January 2016 - 09:30 AM

Ugh specialized software is a real pain in the ass, does your service use a webpage you can check data from?

If not there was a few tools for this but I am unsure if they are developed anymore.

 

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Look at this, there are two of them that are in ubuntus repos and will work in linux mint:

http://askubuntu.com/questions/391320/balance-of-gsm-usb-modem-using-ussd

 

Only V Mobile Broadband isnt in the repo anymore


Edited by MadmanRB, 14 January 2016 - 09:52 AM.

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Posted 14 January 2016 - 10:30 AM

Service provider is Aircel. No webpage available to check balance. USSD code is the only option. 

 

Before posting here I tried both. 

 

If I install Modern manager GUI it is detecting my dongle also showing network strength. But if I enter USSD code it always says timeout.

 

If I install Prepaid manager, it is doing nothing. I am sure there must be some configuration but I don't know how to do it.



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Posted 14 January 2016 - 10:32 AM

Must be very proprietary.

Ugh nonsense.

Perhaps you can run the software in wine?


Edited by MadmanRB, 14 January 2016 - 10:32 AM.

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