1.2.7. Sending SMS Text
Messages with XGnokii on Linux
send SMS text messages using XGnokii on Linux, follow the steps
Start GNOME or KDE.
If you configure Gnokii/XGnokii to use the gnapplet driver, start
gnapplet on the Symbian mobile phone now.
Start XGnokii by selecting Applications -> Accessories
-> Xgnokii Mobile Phone Tool (in GNOME, Fedora Core 5) or
Start Menu -> Utilities -> Xgnokii Mobile
Phone Tool (in KDE, Fedora Core 5) or by typing this command:
terminal. If XGnokii starts successfully, you should see something like this:
1. The screenshot of XGnokii's main window in Linux (GNOME, Fedora
battery bar ( in the above figure) shows the battery charge level
of the mobile phone. The signal bar ( in the above figure) shows
the radio signal strength.
Click SMS ( in the above
figure) in XGnokii's main window to open the Short Message
2. The screenshot of XGnokii's Short Message Service window in Linux
(GNOME, Fedora Core 5).
In the Short Message Service
window, click the Messages
menu. Then click the New
menu item to open the New Message
3. The screenshot of XGnokii's Short Message Service window in Linux
(GNOME, Fedora Core 5) when the Messages menu is clicked.
4. The screenshot of XGnokii's New Message window in Linux (GNOME,
Fedora Core 5).
In the New Message window,
enter the recipient's mobile number
in the To text box. To
send international SMS messages, include the country code before the
recipient's mobile number. For example, the country code of
the United States is 1. To send an SMS text message to the mobile
number 6123456789 in the United States, enter +16123456789 in the
text box, or simply 16123456789. To choose a mobile number from the
phone book, click the button on the right side of the To
text box. (XGnokii can import phone book entries from a mobile
phone. For more information, see the "Importing
and Exporting Phone Book Entries with XGnokii on Linux"
In the bottom-left text box, type
the text message you want to send to the recipient mobile phone.
If you want to receive a delivery report that informs you whether the
recipient successfully received your SMS text message, check the
Delivery report check
To send your text message as a long SMS message (also known as
concatenated SMS message), check the Send as Long SMS
check box. An ordinary SMS text message can only contain at most 160
characters (or 70 characters if the 16-bit Unicode character encoding
is used). To send a text message longer than 160 characters, you have
to send it as a long SMS.
SMS works like this: the PC breaks a text message into smaller parts.
Each of these parts are then fitted in one SMS message and sent to
the recipient mobile device. If the recipient mobile device supports
long SMS, it will combine the SMS messages back to one text message.
Use the SMS Center
selection box to change the SMS center if necessary.
Select Send on the File
menu to send the SMS text message out.
5. The screenshot of XGnokii's New Message window in Linux (GNOME,
Fedora Core 5) when the File menu is clicked.
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