Version 1.5, August 28, 2006
It turns out that Motorola decided to confound the unwashed by renaming a few of the standard GSM commands. Fortunately, the changes are very minor. The standard "CPxx" commands on this phone are "MPxx" instead. A few extra parameters are used as well, so maybe they wanted to avoid conflicts with other phone software. (The V60c is not a GSM phone, but it probably shares the same AT command set with all the other V60 models.)
Update: I don't want to imply that Motorola is being ornery about the phone command set: The true GSM phones made by Motorola support both the standard GSM commands and the enhanced Motorola commands. My programs use the enhanced versions of the commands because I want to maintain some of the extra phonebook entry features such at the entry type: (Home, Work, Email, Mobile, Fax, etc.)
The results presented here are far from complete, but they are enough to support simple phonebook applications.
When using a serial cable, 19200 baud is the proper speed setting for all the phones I've tried.
Note: Some serial-cable phones seem to learn the baud rate from the first character sent and then get locked into that speed. You may have to cycle the power on the phone when trying different speed settings.
When using a USB cable, you can explore higher speeds. Try the standard modem speed steps: 19200, 28800, 38400, 57600, 115200, etc.
All of the Bluetooth phones seem to like 115200. Dispite the higher baud rate, the rate at which the phones can read and write phonebook entries feels very slow to me. Writing phonebook entries to the phone is extremely slow on the V551 and V3 RAZR.
Serial device settings example
19200 baud 8 bits No parity 1 stop bit Hardware flow control
Enable extended commmand mode
at+mode=2 You must do this to enable the MP and CP commands.
Disable extended command mode
at+mode=0 I guess you should do this when you're finished.
What's in a phonebook?
As we will see, the phone has several data storage areas organized as phonebooks. The main phonebook holds all the phone numbers and email addresses.
A phonebook is organized as a simple array of entries. Each entry has fields for a person's name, a value string, and a type code. The type code tells us what sort of thing is in the value string. There are seven possible values for the type code, indicating various kinds of phone number or an email address. If the same person has several phone numbers, there will be one entry for each with a distinct type code. All the entries would have the same name.
When an entry is deleted from a phonebook, the fields are simply set to empty strings. When a new entry is added, the phone locates the first empty entry to hold the values. The index of that entry becomes the speed dial number.
Show available phonebooks
at+cpbs=? +CPBS: "AD","QD","LD","RC" AD: The main combined phonebook (phone, email, all in one) RC: Received calls list LD: Last-dialed phonebook QD: Quick dial numbers The T730 has these phonebooks: ME: Not sure. Seems to select the main phone book. MT: Not sure. Seems to select the main phone book. ON: Not sure. Contains the phone's own number and one other entry. DC: Dialed calls. Same as LD on the V60 MC: Last dialed number RC: Received calls AD: Main combined phonebook QD: Quick dial numbers
Select a phonebook
Describe the current phonebook
at+mpbr=? +MPBR: 1-400,32,24,7,0-1,50 Results for the V60: 1-400 Number of possible entries in the phone book. 32 Maximum length of phone number 24 Maximum length of the name 7 Number of entry types 0-1 Index range for recorded voice patterns 50 Maximum size of an email address Results for the T730: 1-500 Number of possible entries in the phone book 32 Maximum length of phone number 24 Maximum length of name 7 Number of entry types 0-21 Index range for recorded voice patterns 50 Maximum size of email address Unknown field descriptors from the T730: (0,5-31,36-45,255) (0-2) (0-1) (1) (255) 0 (255)
List phonebook entries
Show a selected entry: at+mpbr=indexValue Show a range of entries: at+mpbr=firstIndex,lastIndex Output format for an entry +MPBR: index,"valueString",nType,"name",eType,... index: Every phonebook entry has a unique integer index. The value corresponds to the speed dial number. valueString: This field contains the phone number or email address. nType: 128 Email address or mailing list Phone "number" contains an "@" character. 129 National number 145 International Phone number has a leading "+" character. name: The name of the person. This is name the phone displays when you scroll through the entries. eType: 0 Work 1 Home 2 Main 3 Mobile 4 Fax 5 Pager 6 Email 7 Mailing list ... Most phones will have additional information in the phonebook after the "eType". I have not figured out all these values. They are not used in the current version of MotoBackup. Example: Show the first entry. (A work phone number) at+mpbr=1 Output: +MPBR: 1,"7529552604",129,"Serge Lang",0 Example: Show an entry that contains an email address. at+mpbr=46 Output: +MPBR: 46,"email@example.com",128,"Richard Pickman",6
Find an entry by name
at+mpbf="Search string" Several results may be listed. Here is an example with Work, Home, Mobile, Fax, and Email. at+mpbf="Alfred Whitehead" +MPBF: 12,"7529530914",129,"Alfred Whitehead",0 +MPBF: 13,"7529532800",129,"Alfred Whitehead",1 +MPBF: 14,"7128102353",129,"Alfred Whitehead",3 +MPBF: 15,"7529533517",129,"Alfred Whitehead",4 +MPBF: 16,"firstname.lastname@example.org",128,"Alfred Whitehead",6
Write, modify or delete an entry
General format: at+mpbw=index,"number or email",etype,"name",type Write or modify a phone number entry: at+mpbw=10,"4015524025",129,"Joseph Curwin",1 Write or modify an email entry: at+mpbw=9,"email@example.com",128,"Leonhard Euler",6 Erase entry number 9: at+mpbw=9
Show the serial number
at+cgsn +CGSN: ESN1753740714
Show the revision number
at+cgmr +CGMR: "2000.08.BC.02"
Show the model description
at+cgmm +CGMM: "CDMA800","CDMA1900","AMPS800","MODEL=60c"
Show available character sets
at+cscs=? +CSCS: ("8859-1","8859-A","8859-C","8859-H","ASCII","GSM","KSC5601","UCS2","UTF8")
Select a character set
If you figure out more commands for this phone, I'd appreciate hearing from you: Email to Hugh