Sending SMS messages via TC/Link-WM suddenly goes slower or completely stops for extended periods of time. The only information that can be found in the TC/Link-WM trace is the following error: "Network out of order"
- Sudden lower throughput of SMS messages.
- Delay in processing SMS messages.
- Not able to send SMS messages for multiple hours.
In the TC/Link-WM trace the error will manifest itself as follows:
+CMS ERROR: Network out of order
23/10:24:37.590 (2d34/1ee0) TCLMD\CGsmModem::SendCmgs PostMsg: GSM Modem Returned Error Code: >+CMS ERROR: Network out of order< try to send again!
If you "Google" for this "Network out of order" error message you'll most likely find the following description.
- Cause no 38: "Network out of order"
This cause indicates that the network is not functioning correctly and that the condition is likely to last a relatively long period of time; e.g., immediately re-attempting the short message transfer is not likely to be successful.
This problem usually isn't caused by a malfunctioning GSM box, defective SIM card or a bad network signal. It can never hurt to check though. So make sure there are no defects and that the signal strength is high enough.
The most common cause is a forced limit by the mobile network operator.
Possible reasons for this limit:
- The operator wants to reduce the load on its network.
- The operator thinks that your SIM is spamming messages.
- Contract for you SIM card changed from "heavy use" to "normal use"
Things to do:
- Check if you have a special SIM card for heavy usage or not.
- Does the operator know that this SIM is used for a lot of traffic?
- Talk to the mobile network operator, inform them about your problem and ask what can be done about it.
Level of Complexity
TC GSM Box
Keywords: +CMS ERROR, Network out of orderV1, V2TC, Model, 350, 305Model350, Model305TC25, TC08, TC37, FalcomShort Message ServiceGlobal System for Mobile communicationSubscriber Identity Module