So I’ve completed my initial concept to check to see if all this works. It does! Really well too.
One thing to note, since I shorted the Arduino the last time, I went to Lee’s electronics the next day. Bought myself 2 Arduino’s this time.
Turns out that I must have weakened the GSM shield. It worked perfectly well all the way up until I get to school and plug it in the outlet to get it ready for presentation… Uhh.