Well, what else do you expect me to say?!?
In a nutshell: v0.2.3 is out.
Please note: If you’re using a previous version, do an update. There are combinations of modems and SIM cards out there (in particular Huawei E160/O2-SIM, including O2-Resellers like Tchibo/FONIC) which won’t work with gsm-ussd in its previous incarnations.
What happened since v0.2.2?
- The echo of the serial interface gets disabled, the echo of the modem enabled. As told above, in some modem/SIM combinations both echoes are enabled, which wreaks havoc on the line…
- Original settings of the serial interface will be restored even in case of error or abort by Ctrl-C.
- xussd will now only ask for the PIN if it needs to. Please remember that the card will have to be unlocked after three failed PIN entries!
- You can supply more than one USSD query on the command line. They will be processed in sequence.
Here are the files for download:
You can always find the latest download at
For completeness‘ sake, the link to the public repository on github.com:
As always, have fun and mail me your successes or problems!