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    SMS from PC to mobile phone


    Hi all,

    What will be the simple solution sending SMS on PC to IPhone/mobile phone without via modem and IPhone. I have been searching around but what I found were via IPhone/Modem;

    Send SMS from your Linux computer via your Mobile Phone
    Sathya Says – [How-To]Send SMS from your Linux computer via your Mobile Phone

    How to Use a Linux PC to Send and Receive SMS Messages (Non-Developer's Perspective)
    How to Use a Linux PC to Send and Receive SMS Messages

    Linux / UNIX minicom Serial Communication Program
    Linux / UNIX minicom Serial Communication Program

    etc.

    pointers would be appreciated. TIA

    B.R.
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    If you are looking for simple setup I think Gammu is best option.One of my side project, I'm using it.
    Other than this there Kannel: Open Source WAP and SMS Gateway

    I looked into both stuffs, later decided to use gammu ,because its little easier

    EDIT : You don't want to use even USB modems ? If you don't want to attached modem/phone with your computer. Then I think, you need to have Sim-enabled laptop. But I haven't tried it.

    If I'm not wrong,I think you must need SIM either in form of 'built-in to laptop or attached via phone/usb modem' to send messages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lakshmipathi View Post
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    EDIT : You don't want to use even USB modems ? If you don't want to attached modem/phone with your computer. Then I think, you need to have Sim-enabled laptop. But I haven't tried it.

    If I'm not wrong,I think you must need SIM either in form of 'built-in to laptop or attached via phone/usb modem' to send messages.
    Hi,

    I'm investigating whether there is a way sending SMS without modem nor iphone connected to desktop PC. There are solutions available sending SMS on desktop PC via modem/iphone. Neither I have SIM built-in laptop.

    satimis

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    I can send SMS messages via email. It doesn't matter the OS or hardware you use. You just need to get the correct address to send it to. On my cell carrier (Virgin Mobile), I just send a text/email to xxxxxxxxxx@virginmobl.com where xxxxxxxxxx is the cell number of the person I wish to contact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    I can send SMS messages via email. It doesn't matter the OS or hardware you use. You just need to get the correct address to send it to. On my cell carrier (Virgin Mobile), I just send a text/email to xxxxxxxxxx@virginmobl.com where xxxxxxxxxx is the cell number of the person I wish to contact.
    Thanks for your advice.

    My service provider doesn't offer this service. I can't send email-SMS nor web-SMS to iphone/mobile phone. I have it reconfirmed about a week ago with my service provider.

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    Well, if all else fails, send it as an email and tell the reciever to open his email via his cellphone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    Well, if all else fails, send it as an email and tell the reciever to open his email via his cellphone.
    I can send SMS on PC via modem.

    I can send SMS on my IPhone/mobile. But it is NOT convenient for long msg.

    I haven't tried sending SMS on PC via IPhone/mobile phone. There are solutions on Internet. I trust I can make it to work.

    I'm venturing to find whether this is solution sending SMS from PC to IPhone/mobile phone without modem nor IPhone/mobile phone.

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    Keep in mind, there are other client applications like ICQ that allow sending SMS messages also. Well the last time I used it was a few years back.
    Download ICQ for mobile and switch from costly SMS to FREE messaging!
    They have a Linux version but beware, It's owned by AOL.
    Then you have the Linux variants such as LICQ, SIM, GAIM.

    Then there is also....AIM, Google Talk, Yahoo, IRC, MSN, ICQ, Jabber
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    Keep in mind, there are other client applications like ICQ that allow sending SMS messages also. Well the last time I used it was a few years back.
    Download ICQ for mobile and switch from costly SMS to FREE messaging!
    They have a Linux version but beware, It's owned by AOL.
    Then you have the Linux variants such as LICQ, SIM, GAIM.

    Then there is also....AIM, Google Talk, Yahoo, IRC, MSN, ICQ, Jabber
    Thanks for advice.

    On searching I found Kopete Instant Messenger ;
    Kopete Instant Messenger
    Kopete Instant Messenger - Kopete, The KDE Instant Messenger

    It is a KDE package. I'm NOT running KDE on my Ubuntu 12.04 desktop. I'll make further search before installing Kopete.

    Anyway I'm running VirtualBox on my PC. It is convenient testing several SMS packages on several clients

    satimis

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