I want to use my Electron to send a text every 24 hours updating me on the readings of my system. My system mode is in semi-automatic. I am using a 3rd party sim, Ting.
Do I need to use the Particle.keepAlive() function to send text messages? It is my understanding that it is only used to keep the Electron connected to the cloud. I do not think I need my Electron to be connected to the Cloud. I want to keep my data usage to a minimum and with the keepAlive function, I would be using data every few seconds. I know the data used by the function is very very small, but it adds up, and I would like to do without if possible.
I currently don’t have the function in my code. When I test, sometimes I will get the correct text, but it will also include the AT command. Is this because it is no longer connected to the particle cloud?