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Old 12-28-2007, 08:43 PM   #1
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sending SMS messages from the command line


I am already doing this from my mobile phone.

But can I send SMS messages to relatives, from the command line?
They all have SMS enabled phones.
I just don't know their phone service provider.

Is there any package/rpm that will do this?

This will be a very low volume activity.
Maybe sending 2 SMS per week.
 
Old 12-28-2007, 10:41 PM   #2
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If your phone's supported, gammu should be just what you're looking for.

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Old 12-28-2007, 10:59 PM   #3
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Do I need to use my phone?
Isn't there a command line utility that sends the SMS directly via the internet to the recipient without using my mobile phone?
 
Old 12-29-2007, 07:27 AM   #4
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Usually you have to find an ISP which allows you to send him a message, and then the ISP can translate it to SMS and forward it to the subscriber.

AFAIK usually this is done by sending an e-mail to a certain address with some special subject of message body formatting. This is mostly a paid service though.

The problem is not in Linux, but in find someone who provides you the service. Once such a provider is found, it should be easy. For example, Cisco switches send SMS-es all the time.

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