So, being 70+, sending text messages from my phone is a pain. I’d much rather “text” from my desktop keyboard. I saw a web page (that appears to assume Windows is the OS) that explains how to do it. Basically, on the desktop be logged into your google account, use bluetooth to connect to your phone (also logged into your google account) and then send your message through the phone.
I have an ASUS bluetooth “thing” (dongle? whatever)that plugs into a USB port on the back of my desktop computer. Now, how do I carry out the rest of the steps so that I can configure the bluetooth and send texts from my desktop under linux? My desktop is KDE.
If you have an on-line account with your Telco take a look there, some have the facility to send an SMS. For example, here in the UK I’m with “O[SUB]2[/SUB]” and can send a text from the O[SUB]2[/SUB] website to a mobile phone …
Aside from using a text messaging gateway (A service that accepts your messages and converts them into text messages),
I personally don’t mind creating my message content in an email draft on my desktop,
Then without sending I open the same draft in my phone’s email client, “copy all” and paste into my phone’s text messaging app… Then send.
I can then delete the draft or keep it as an additional record of my message.
“It does not work” is not a very good problem description. Thus when the above means that you give up on it, it is OK. But if you want others to help you, by e.g. looking at what their experience is and compaire that with what you get, you should be more specific.
Assuming that you have a WLAN and, your Android
mobile telephone can also connect to that WLAN and, your WLAN is connected to your LAN via a private Router – the one which connects your home to your ISP – that’s all you need.
You’ll have to perform a couple of “allow” settings within your Android telephone to allow KDE Connect to access various telephony and telephone book entries in the phone …
Once you’re there, you can click the KDE Connect “Hamburger” and select “SMS messages” – you’ll see the list of SMS messages on your mobile telephone …
[HR][/HR]One of the KDE Connect developers has mentioned that, he leaves his mobile telephone either in his pocket or brief-case or backpack and, performs all telephony functions – answering and making calls, sending and receiving SMS – via his computer …
> LANG=C kdeconnect-cli --help
Usage: kdeconnect-cli [options]
KDE Connect CLI tool
-l, --list-devices List all devices
-a, --list-available List available (paired and reachable) devices
--id-only Make --list-devices or --list-available print
only the devices id, to ease scripting
--name-only Make --list-devices or --list-available print
only the devices name, to ease scripting
--id-name-only Make --list-devices or --list-available print
only the devices id and name, to ease scripting
--refresh Search for devices in the network and
--pair Request pairing to a said device
--ring Find the said device by ringing it.
--unpair Stop pairing to a said device
--ping Sends a ping to said device
--ping-msg <message> Same as ping but you can set the message to
--share <path> Share a file to a said device
--share-text <text> Share text to a said device
--list-notifications Display the notifications on a said device
--lock Lock the specified device
** --send-sms <message> Sends an SMS. Requires destination
--destination <phone number> Phone number to send the message**
--device, -d <dev> Device ID
--name, -n <name> Device Name
--encryption-info Get encryption info about said device
--list-commands Lists remote commands and their ids
--execute-command <id> Executes a remote command by id
-k, --send-keys <key> Sends keys to a said device
--my-id Display this device's id and exit
--photo <path> Open the connected device's camera and transfer
-h, --help Displays this help.
-v, --version Displays version information.
--author Show author information.
--license Show license information.
--desktopfile <file name> The base file name of the desktop entry for
Please don’t rub you eyes – yes, with KDE Connect you can send SMS messages via a Konsole CLI …