Basically what I want to do is to check my balance of my prepaid SIM-Card, which is located in a 3G-Modem (USB).
Some background information:
- The provider of my 3G-Internet (called Beeline) is also offering cell phone services. To check the balance on any SIM-Card I can just type *102# on any mobile phone and will receive back a notice of my balance. So what always works is to take out the SIM-Card out of the modem into a cell-phone and check the balance by "calling" *102#
- The modem came with a windows-program which has a button "check balance". I don't want to try to emulate this program with wine for various reasons. And I don't have to because --Thank Ubuntu-- the modem is running without any problems out of the box.
My thought would be: Is there a possibility of doing these USSD-requests (which don't seem to be a problem with any random phone) via the 3G-Modem through Ubuntu?