Questions related to Ubuntu related phones; phone compatibility, connections with Ubuntu machine; etc.

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Is there a PC-to-phone application?

Is there an application (non-commercial) to make phone calls from PC to phone on Ubuntu?
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Use Computer headset like a hands-free for cell phone

Is it possible (and how) to use a computer headset (or speakers+mic) as a hands-free device for my mobile? I bought a bluetooth-dongle but I couldn't get it to work yet. I think I already set this up ...
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Where are SMS and MMS stored?

I have BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition phone and I'm not able to get MMS. If someone sends me a MMS, I just get empty message with no sender or anything. I can see those messages in message-app but ...
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Is it possible to accept wired phone call (RJ11)?

I have a Toshiba laptop with Ubuntu 11.10 installed, all works fine. If I connect a wired phone (RJ11) into the RJ11 slot in my laptop and someone calls that phone, is it possible to accept a phone ...
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Can I directly dial phone numbers from Evolution's address book?

Is there a way to directly dial phone numbers from Evolution's address book? I have an ISDN phone on my desk connected via USB. I've written a shell script that uses a phone number on the command line ...
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Can't send file to smartphone via bluetooth in Lubuntu?

I'm a new Lubuntu user (never used any Linux OS before). File Manager --> Preferences --> Bluetooth Manager I can't seem to send a file to my smartphone. I click the bluetooth icon on the task bar, ...
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How to go about trying to access files stored on mobile phone (via USB)?

I'd like to transfer files (photos and audio mainly) from my phone, to my Ubuntu PC. Unfortunately upon plugging it in (through Micro USB) nothing is automatically mounted. If I insert a memory card ...
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Can not access files in any folder on Samsung Galaxy SII

When I connect my Samsung Galaxy SII with USB cable my DCIM folder looks empty although I can see my files on phone. Do you have any idea what would be the problem? On computer: On phone:
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Connect Android device

I've a phone with Android and I use Ubuntu in my PC. The thing is that I can connect my phone through USB and Ubuntu can read it, I mean, I can see the files and stuff, but that's it. I can't ...
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How to call a number from command-line with Skype?

I've seen several links suggesting it is possible to make a call from the command-line with skype. The instructions suggest something along the lines of: skype --callto:+14445551234 However, this ...
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Recording phone calls

Does anyone know how I can record audio from a VOIP phone call? I've tried to do it before, and all I get is my side of the conversation. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04, Skype, and Sound Recorder.
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Will “legacy” Linux/X11 apps run on Ubuntu Touch?

I've been doing a little testing of the Ubuntu Touch preview on my Nexus 10 tablet. It's very pretty, but I'm curious what support is planned for "legacy" Linux/X11 apps that aren't based on Qt/QML? ...
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Wammu - USB Device Name?

I'm trying to get to my phone's filesystem through USB in Wammu, but I'm stuck in the configuration wizard when it asks for a USB device name. After about an hour of Internet searching, here are the ...
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Getting MTP-enabled Moto G to work with Ubuntu 12.04

I'm not allowed to comment, so I can't ask why my MotoG phone won't connect with my Ubuntu 12.04 64bit desktop. I've installed Phillip Langdale's ppa & packages for gvfs MTP backend. It didn't ...
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How to access the SD card through my Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc Phone?

I have a Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc phone and I cannot access its SD card through the USB cable provided. I have set the USB connection mode to MSC yet when I connect the phone to my computer I cannot ...
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Lost phone : is Ubuntu One login linked to SIM card?

I recently lost my phone and I'm now trying to reset all logins I could have configured before a mess starts. Some of them are protected since the login is linked to the SIM card (for instance google) ...
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What cell phones (feature phones, not smart phones) work well with Ubuntu? [closed]

I'm in the market for a new cell phone soon, and I'd like for it to work well with Ubuntu. I don't use my phone for much--just calls, texts, and the occasional photo. It would be nice if it could also ...
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Mount a Win8 Phone as Share on Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I'm trying to mount a Nokia 620 phone running Win8 on my Ubuntu 12.10 box. I can see the device using lsusb, but from what I can see it's not listed under sudo blkid. I'm trying to follow the ...
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How do I flash dailies without data loss?

Is there a way to get the daily upgrades withou losing personal data i.e. my contacts and photos each times? Fyi I am doing it like this: phablet-flash -l
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What are limitations of ubuntu phone comparing to ubuntu desktop? [closed]

All the reviews for ubuntu phone seems to be targeted for phone users (how is the touch, gestures, scopes, etc). I am however, interested to know about this new OS as an ubuntu users. I was wondering ...
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Is there a target package list for Ubuntu phone?

I know it's not released yet. I know it's subject to change. The question is, if I'm trying to make one of the first 100 apps for Ubuntu phone that aren't horrible, what libraries can I expect to ...
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How to sync my music and photos with Windows Phone 7 device?

Is there is anything like a Zune or Windows Phone connector for ubuntu? Please help.
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Is there a way to use gmail call phone functionality with empathy/pidgin

Is there a way that I can use this functionality with any desktop client especially something like empathy ? http://www.google.com/chat/voice/ I am referring the phone call function not just video ...
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How to see what is new when I get a ubuntu touch update?

I'm working with my Ubuntu Touch BQ Aquaris phone for a month now but I can't seem to find out what the new features are when I get an update. For instance, today I got an update to 14.10 (R21). Where ...
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Documentation / guides for offline ubuntu phone scopes

I've been working on an Ubuntu phone scope that is NOT connecting to the internet, it is retrieving local results. I am having difficulty, which is mostly due to not having a guide for how to write a ...
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Can i install the ubuntu phone os in oracle virtualbox [duplicate]

I love the idea of the new Ubuntu Phone OS and was wanting to try it out. Unfortunately, I don't have any extra Galaxy or Nexus sitting around my house. So, I was wondering if I could install the ...
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BQ E4.5 adb fails

With an Ubuntu phone BQ E4.5, I have enabled the Developer mode and connected through USB. when I issue: adb devices it returns nothing and adb shell returns "error: device not found" Whether I ...
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Ubuntu on Android for Samsung Galaxy note 2?

This question is lengthy, I have to warn you. I'm generally a mac user. My setup currently consists of using mac osx and vmware (windows 7) to run one program that isn't compatible with osx or ...
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Which software is available to connect to and manage cell phones?

Is there any application that can connect to my Nokia 2700c phone and check my messages, applications, files, etc? Is there some application available in Ubuntu like the Nokia PC Suite, for Windows? ...
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What navigation application can I use on Ubuntu phone devices, is it good as Google Map navigation?

What navigation application can I use on Ubuntu phone devices (the BQ Aquaris E4.5 & E5), while driving? Is it as good as the android default navigation system? Thank you
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Ubuntu Phone as PC

I feel "smart-phones" are computers, but none of OS is made to support desktop applications. Will Ubuntu Phone have that feature in near future. Will we be able just to connect phone to a monitor and ...
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BQ Ubuntu Phone - How do I set media to save on a Micro SD storage card?

I have fitted a 32GB micro SD card into my new BQ Ubuntu phone. The OS recognizes the SD card. But I can't see where I can specify for the phone to save media to the storage card instead of the ...
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Issues with CuteSpotify in Ubuntu Phone

I have recently bought an Ubuntu Phone (I am one of the few lucky ones with a BQ 4.5 Ubuntu editon) and I am finding some issues when using Spotify's unoficial client, Cutespotify. First of all, ...
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DUAL SIM support

I'm wondering if Ubuntu Touch will fully support DUAL-SIM smartphones? I.e. separate address books (contacts), two separate Whatsapp accounts?
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Ubuntu 12.10 doesn't detect my phone

I have Sony Experia Arc. It worked fine on windows 7 but now, since I've installed Ubuntu 12.10 My p.c. doesn't detect my phone.
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Bluetooth not working correctly - cannot browse cel. phone [closed]

Another issue I found in Ubuntu 11.10 - bluetooth works improperly: I cannot browse the files on my cellular phone. in /var/syslog I see: Laptop obex-data-server: sdp_extract_seqtype: Unexpected ...
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Calling Center Software

I am looking for an app that can do the following in a PC: Receive telephone calls and via the computer, tell the caller some information. Optionally have a "For X service, dial 1... For Y service, ...
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Tether Ubuntu bq phone

How do you tether a bq Ubuntu phone to a laptop by usb or bluetooth? -- [is there an application?]
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Bq Aquaris 4.5 Ubuntu edition How to delete cookies and cache in browser?

How can I delete cookies and the cache content after each session on Bq Aquaris 4.5 Ubuntu edition phone?
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How do I upgrade Android on my phone with Ubuntu?

I have a Galaxy Europa running Android v2.2. I want to upgrade it to Gingerbread v2.3. In Windows I would use Samsung Kies for this task. How do I do it in Ubuntu?
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Howto prevent screen idle/dimming in an Ubuntu Phone html5 app

I am developing an Ubuntu Phone html 5 application and I want to prevent the screen from dimming and locking the phone if there are no user interaction in the screen. (The application is showing an ...
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Can I install Chrome on my Ubuntu Phone

I tried installing chrome as per instructions at http://www.howtogeek.com/203768/beginner-how-to-install-google-chrome-in-ubuntu-14.04/ using my phone's terminal. Although it seems that it has ...
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Does magic jack work on Ubuntu?

Does magic jack work with Ubuntu? I originally had my magic jack on a computer with windows XP and I decided to switch to Ubuntu but I still want Magic jack.
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Connect to Android phone to send and receive sms

As said in the title, is there a solution for this? Before my actual Android phone, I had a Nokia and for it there were some applications in the repo for this aim (series60-remote, xgnokii, wammu). ...
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How to update Windows Phone from Ubuntu?

I don't have an access to Windows PC and I don't know how to update the OS of my phone. In Windows OS I can use RUU software which does the job quite nicely, but I can't find any alternatives for ...
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No events in the Today scope on Ubuntu Phone

My BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition has access to my Google account, but none of my Google calender items is shown as part of the Events section of the Today scope. Why is there no events in the Today ...
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Can someone help me get Ubuntu touch on my Huawei Ascend y300?

I have a Huawei Ascend Y300 which is the better big brother to the G300. I would like ubuntu touch installed on it, as it's the only device I have without Ubuntu. It's a popular phone and I'm sure ...
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Is “Ubuntu for Phones” as powerful as Ubuntu for PC's? [closed]

I recently got a quad-core smartphone, and I am wanting to squeeze out every bit of performance and productivity out of it. I have been looking around and can't seem to find a straight answer on some ...
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How does Ubuntu Touch work when “docked” with keyboard/mouse/monitor?

Is Ubuntu Touch for phones and tablets meant to be "dockable" with an external keyboard/mouse/monitor? If so, how will the touch gestures for navigation be handled when using a mouse or trackpad? Will ...
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Screen dependent image resolution

I'm currently reading some articles about QML, QtQuick and the soon coming Ubuntu SDK and I'm wondering if there are any mechanism that allow a device resolution dependent selection of image ...