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How to send SMS using Kontact?

Create an account at smsjoker (or something similar). Prices are ok and writing SMS at your PC just rocks.

Load script “smsjoker-script” from Open Konsole and get root. Copy script to /usr/local/bin and make it executable:

Note that /usr/local/bin location varies among distributions. To get the exact path for your system, run echo `kde-config --prefix`/bin.

# cp smsjoker-script /usr/local/bin/
# chmod a+x /usr/local/bin/smsjoker-script

Call up program as regular user once.

$ smsjoker-script

Now you will find a hidden file called “.smsjoker-script” in your home directory. Open this file with e.g. Kate and change parameters “OWN_NUMBER” and “PASSWORD”. Use values you have used when creating your account.

Last step has to be done in Kontact. Open addressbook and select "Settings > Configure addressbook …”.

Look for “SMS Text” and enter the following string:

smsjoker-script "%N" "%F"


Configure Kontact

How to use this?

Select a contact in your addressbook which includes mobile phone number and click on "SMS".


Select SMS

A small window appears. Please enter your message.


Enter your Message

After clicking on "Send” your SMS is send.

Another small passive window appears and informs you about the delivery status and account balance.

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