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Kontact/SMS

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This tutorial was written for KDE 3. It is not tested against KDE SC 4.x


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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 kde-apps.org. Open Konsole and with root permissions. Copy script to /usr/local/bin and make it executable:

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

Call up program as the 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 the parameters OWN_NUMBER and PASSWORD. Use values you have used when creating your account.

Last step has to be done in [[Kontact|Kontact]. Open addressbook and select Settings -> Configure addressbook ….

Look for SMS Text and enter the following string:

smsjoker-script "%N" "%F"

Screenshot:

Configure Kontact


How to use this?

Select a contact in your <menucoice>addressbook</menuchoice> which includes mobile phone number and click on SMS.

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Select SMS


A small window appears. Please enter your message.

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Enter your Message


After clicking on Send your SMS is sent.

Another small passive window appears and informs you about the delivery status and account balance. </translate>


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