Arduino Function: SMS.available

Description

Checks to see if there is a SMS messages on the SIM card to be read, and returns the number of characters in the message.

Syntax

SMS.available()

Returns

 int : the number of characters in the message

Examples

#define PINNUMBER ""

// initialize the library instance
GSM gsmAccess; // include a 'true' parameter for debug enabled
GSM_SMS sms;

char remoteNumber[20];  // Holds the emitting number

void setup() 
{
  // initialize serial communications
  Serial.begin(9600); 

  Serial.println("SMS Messages Receiver");

  // connection state
  boolean notConnected = true;

  // Start GSM shield
  // If your SIM has PIN, pass it as a parameter of begin() in quotes
  while(notConnected)
  {
    if(gsmAccess.begin(PINNUMBER)==GSM_READY)
      notConnected = false;
    else
    {
      Serial.println("Not connected");
      delay(1000);
    }
  }

  Serial.println("GSM initialized");
  Serial.println("Waiting for messages");
}

void loop() 
{
  char c;

  // If there are any SMSs available()  
  if (sms.available())
  {
    Serial.println("Message received from:");

    // Get remote number
    sms.remoteNumber(remoteNumber, 20);
    Serial.println(remoteNumber);

    // This is just an example of message disposal    
    // Messages starting with # should be discarded
    if(sms.peek()=='#')
    {
      Serial.println("Discarded SMS");
      sms.flush();
    }

    // Read message bytes and print them
    while(c=sms.read())
      Serial.print(c);

    Serial.println("\nEND OF MESSAGE");

    // delete message from modem memory
    sms.flush();
    Serial.println("MESSAGE DELETED");
  }

  delay(1000);

}


Based on the reference originally written by Arduino Community,  wiring.org.co and  arduino.cc