Making Video calls with 3G/GPRS Shield for ArduinoFebruary 18, 2013

One of the most questions received from our Community has been about using the 3G/GPRS shield for Arduino / Raspberry Pi to make video calls. In this video, you will be able to know how to do it with the Audio/Video Kit.

We make a call from our Arduino to our mobile phone. The video took from the camera in the Arduino is showed in the mobile phone in real-time.

In order to work with 3G Shield, you can take a look on this tutorial. It explains how to use it with AT Commands through a Serial Terminal like Cutecom or GTKTerm.

The basic commands are:

- AT+CREG?: it returns "+CREG: 0,1" or "+CREG: 0,5" if we are connected through our own network (1) or in roaming (5)
- AT+CCAMS: we activate the camera
- AT+VPMAKE=<phone number>
- AT+VPEND: hang up.

Note: in this video, we type "AT+CMUT=1" and "AT+VMUTE=1" to mute the microphone and the speaker of the video/kit in order to avoid interferences.

Source: 3G/GPRS Shiedl for Arduino / Raspberry Pi (3G+GPS) Tutorial

10 thoughts on “Making Video calls with 3G/GPRS Shield for Arduino”

  • moayad

    i am trying to video call but it doesn't work? could you please tell me what might be the error?

    does the carrier or type of sim card effect the 3g communication? currently im in canada and using my fido LTE sim card for that.

    I tried to perform MMS but it didnt work!

    sms, call are working just fine

  • Al Ameen

    Does video call work in india......
    I would like to buy this module.....
    Is it available in india......????
    In some sites i see that u are not ensure video calling

    • Cooking Hacks

      Hi Al. It depends of your provider. If they support videocalls, then you can. We sell worldwide so you can purchase directly from us.

  • Afay

    I bought the 3G/GPRS Shield. I want to make a project that real-time image to cell phone like Video Chat. Actually more similar to surveillance, so base on your video tutorial has a terminal PC, does it mean 3G/GPRS make a video needs to upload to PC by FTP feacture, then cell phone will go to terminal to get the Video? I want to know more detail.
    Could you share the system architecture to us?

  • Efzan

    Hi could you share the codes and the wiring and the part list?
    Really appreciated that.

  • marcelo

    Hola !! estoy por comprar el modulo 3g pero quisiera saber si se puede a la vez controlar los minutos de la llamada pero son video ?

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