Hi I am looking for some kind of script/software that can help me to send SMS from my Ubuntu machine . A desktop client/application actually by using web services which we use to send sms like way2sms.com or 160by2.com etc.

  • possible duplicate of Sending SMS in Ubuntu – Uri Herrera Jun 3 '12 at 5:15
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    You mean app to send sms via webservice like way2sms.com? If yes mention it in the question :-) – Tachyons Jun 3 '12 at 7:54

Here you go. Create an account at 160by2.com and install php on your system.

sudo apt-get install php5-cli php5-curl curl

Paste your number and password where i've mentioned and run this script:

echo"Phone: ";$phno=trim(fgets(STDIN));
echo"Message: ";$msg=trim(fgets(STDIN));
echo"Message Length: ".strlen($msg)."\nSending...";
$yournumber=''; //your number inside the single quotes
$yourpassword='';//your password inside the single quotes

Save the script as sms.php.Then on terminal run php sms.php


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  • Hi thanks for the answer i have tried and got an error . pastebin.com/AeiQvaJG – rɑːdʒɑ Jun 3 '12 at 7:57
  • sudo apt-get install curl php5-curl installs cURL and cURL API for PHP. That'll fix the error. – l0n3sh4rk Jun 3 '12 at 8:01
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    @Raja that link is not working . Well anyways dont use pastebin. see here why – Ashu Jun 3 '12 at 8:01
  • @l0n3_shArk Hi i have tried installing php5-curl from synaptic and your script executed successfully but i have not received any message up to now . Thanks man ,your script good idea . – rɑːdʒɑ Jun 3 '12 at 8:07
  • @Ashu just now i have checked the pastebin link and its fine . but thanks for the info about that :) i am not gonna touch it again . – rɑːdʒɑ Jun 3 '12 at 8:08

It's simple.

Just go register at CS Networks and you may send messages from terminal with the following command:

wget http://api.cs-networks.net:9011/bin/send?USERNAME=yourusername&PASSWORD=yourpassword&DESTADDR=447123456789&MESSAGE=somemessageSOURCEADDR=test
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  • Welcome & thanks for your answer. Please note that it's asked for a desktop client/application – Mateng Nov 19 '12 at 15:27

Here is a link for downloading .deb files for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of sendsms / gsendsms. Sendsms is open source software published under a GNU/GPL license.


It will allow you to send messages from the terminal / or simple GUI under GNOME.

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