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You can install Modem Manager, which can fulfill some of your requirements. It is in Software Center, or can be installed by sudo apt-get install modem-manager-gui It can send, receive SMS, USSD, monitor traffic, networks, etc. But it can not make phone calls.


You can accomplish this with some udev rules, as @Rinzwind suggested. First, save your script to somewhere accessible by other users. For example, you could save it as /usr/local/bin/script.sh. Now, make the script accessible by others. sudo chmod 555 /usr/local/bin/script.sh Now, plug in your USB modem and then run lsusb. Below is an example output: $ ...

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