When I travel overseas I use local SIM cards in my phone to avoid
roaming charges then use a VoIP number in my home country to
forward calls received on my home cell phone to my local one.
This works great except that since my home country SIM card is not in my phone
I cannot tell when I receive sms messages. What I am looking for
is a USB GSM modem that will take my home country SIM card and allow me to
read incoming sms as they are delivered. I only need read only
since I will send any reply sms using skype to avoid exorbitant
roaming surcharges. This would also be helpful for people in my
home country who would not have to pay extra to send an sms
to my temporary SIM overseas. I am using 64-bit Vista as my OS.
Does anyone know of any such USB device? Or is there another
solution I should be considering?