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Cisco 881G - SMS commands missing


today I received a Cisco Router 881G with PCEX-3G-HSPA-G for a customer that ordered a Router with the feature to send/receive SMS and to remotely active the 3G Internet connection through SMS. I believe that the router that meets this requirement is the Router 881G that I received today. In particular, the model is:


Now, I installed the router and configured the 3G link that is working properly BUT all the commands related to the SMS are completely missing. In particular, I miss the command:

cellular gsm sms send

gsm sms archive path

In the following documentation I see that these commands should be available:

The fact that these commands are missing sounds very strange to me since the documentation is pretty clear. Do I need to activate any license? I also upgraded tha router to the last version...

Here it is the show version of the Router:

Cisco IOS Software, C880 Software (C880DATA-UNIVERSALK9-M), Version 15.2(3)T, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

Technical Support:

Copyright (c) 1986-2012 by Cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Sat 24-Mar-12 00:00 by prod_rel_team

ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.4(22r)YB5, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

******* uptime is 1 minute

System returned to ROM by reload at 16:14:44 MET Wed May 23 2012

System image file is "flash:c880data-universalk9-mz.152-3.T.bin"

Last reload type: Normal Reload

Last reload reason: Reload Command

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Cisco 881G (MPC8300) processor (revision 1.0) with 236544K/25600K bytes of memory.

Processor board ID FCZ1607C4AQ

5 FastEthernet interfaces

2 terminal lines

1 Virtual Private Network (VPN) Module

1 Cellular interface

256K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.

126000K bytes of ATA CompactFlash (Read/Write)

License Info:

License UDI:

Any advice? Thank you very much.

Tagir Temirgaliyev
Frequent Contributor

try another image


I think you'll find that the page you refer to says it's first introduced in 15.1(3)T, and you've got a mainline (M) release instead of a new Technology (T) release - I'd try switching to a T release and see if it's there.

Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee

I dont think its supported on the older CISCO881G. It is however supported on the newer C881G.