Canadian version of DroneCell?

I'm attempting a few projects, including my rover, that will require cellphone voice access via computer audio. I know the DroneCell exists for everyone who's not on an AT&T/Bell/Telus style network, but for those of us who are stuck on UMTS/HSPA 850/1900, has anyone else come across an easy-to-find replacement?

I've discovered a few USB dongles that theoretically work, or are known to work, but they are all so old that they've become quite hard to find. The one with the most information I can find is an Huawei E156. USB wouldn't be optimal for the drone tho, something like dronecell would, and can also be adapted for my usb uses I think.

Thanks for any information!

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    The drone cell is a GSM Quad band radio that works on 850 900 1800 1900 MHz frequencies. It could work with the Telus/Bell network, they chose not to enable it!

    I think the recommendation is that you need to get a provider that is Rogers/Fido or a virtual operator on their network (MNVO) Mobile Network Virtual Operator. This is like Virgin uses Bell's Network. Its unlikely that you there will be a CDMA drone cell anytime soon (though i haven't researched this, just that the world and dog now use UMTS/GSM, and I've been in the business for a longtime)

    You could try getting a phone that you create a bridge via some software though. There are some older phone that Telus put out like the Palm windows devices etc.. But it's a time vs cost issue.

    Sorry I couldn't be more helpful :-(

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