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Old 01-16-2015, 02:30 AM   #1
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Question How to dial a phone number on smartphone (android) from Linux PC

Hi Folks,

first time asking a question online for years. However I am somewhat desperate. Looking for a solution for days and not having found any (and simply cannot believe that I'm the only one in need for this).

Ok, this is what I am looking for: How can I make my smartphone (android) dial a phone-number that I see on the screen of my computer (running ubuntu). Let's say some number of a signature of an email in thunderbird or a number I googled in, say, firefox or the like. There are apps/software to do exactly that for windows. But linux? I type numbers I see on the screen into my smartphone a few times a day. This is such a waste of concentration :-(

Anyone an idea? Any app around? Or a quick & simple diy solution?

Thanks for any answers!
Old 01-16-2015, 03:33 PM   #2
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Use mysyms from the android store once you have set up an account you can use hour browser on youf desktop to send messages via your phone you can also make receive calls but that costs
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Try Pushbullet, available in the Google Play Store. It's also available as a browser extension. It won't dial the number, but it will give you a link which will open the phone app on the phone with the number inserted, ready to dial. It takes a swipe and two taps on the phone, but it's a lot easier than manually entering the number. I don't know of a way to dial a number with any less interaction.
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Pushbullet does the job

Thanks guys for the answers. Pushbullet is not perfect but close enough. Thanks again!


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