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    Sending and receiving SMS with Ubuntu 9.10

    I have the UMTS Stick Huawei E160 with a prepaid SIM card from tchibo/O2 in Germany. The prepaid SIM allows daily flat-rates at a reasonable price however I need to send and receive a SMS (short message service) in order to book the daily flat-rate.

    I have tried the following programs already:

    1. umtsmon (in different vrsions incuding the O2 version). Unfortunately I was not able to send or receive SMS with umtsmon

    2. Wammu (intalled trough the repositories); I can read the SMS from the SIM card however I get an error message when sending a SMS and the program fails.

    I guess there must be other Ubuntu users that use their UMTS stick to send an receive SMS. What is your solution and ho o you do it? I am even open for any solution. So far I have to use a Windows machine or but the SIM in my mobile phone in order to book the daily flat-rate. I am sure there are better solutions.

    Thank you for your help

    Sven

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    Re: Sending and receiving SMS with Ubuntu 9.10

    you can do sms through gmail and google voice.

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    Re: Sending and receiving SMS with Ubuntu 9.10

    The wader project has support for SMS, but I've never tested it.

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    Re: Sending and receiving SMS with Ubuntu 9.10

    Quote Originally Posted by iponeverything View Post
    you can do sms through gmail and google voice.
    Not in Germany... In Germany SMS are a valuable good. The telcos charge you usually ~20 euro cent (about 0.27 u.s. cent) for one sms It's not possible to send SMS via Gmail in Germany.

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    Re: Sending and receiving SMS with Ubuntu 9.10

    Well, it's not only the fact that SMS do cost money in Germany. I need to send an SMS from the SIM number in order to book the daily flatrate. So even though it would be possible to use gmail I do not have Internet (and therefore gmail) if I do not send an SMS before.

    I tried 'Wader GTK 0.3.6.4' and it looks very well apart from sending and receiving SMS. And that is actually what I am really looking for.

    Thank you for your help however I still need to wait for further feedback. I am surprised how difficult it is receiving and sending SMS through a UMTS stick. I alwys thought it should be rather simple.

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    Re: Sending and receiving SMS with Ubuntu 9.10

    I have the same modem for my 3G internet here in Kuwait. I was able to send and receive SMS with it using Gammu. The only problem I had was that I could not send/receive SMS while I was connected to the internet.

    Check out this site, it might help you out. http://cakesms.blogspot.com/

    I got all my information by googling "Ubuntu SMS Gateway".

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