Gammu – Cellular manager for various mobile phones/modems

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Gammu (formerly known as MyGnokii2) is a cellular manager for various mobile phones/modems. It supports a wide variety of Nokia, Symbian, and AT devices (Siemens, Alcatel, Falcom, WaveCom, IPAQ, Samsung, SE, and others) over cables, infrared, or BlueTooth. It contains libraries with functions for ringtones, phonebook, SMS, logos, WAP, date/time, alarm, calls, and more (used by external applications like Wammu). It also includes a command line utility that can make many things (including backups) and an SMS gateway with full MySQL and PostgreSQL support from the PHP interface.
Generally following features are supported:

* Call listing, initiating and handling
* SMS retrieval, backup and sending
* MMS retrieval
* Phonebook listing, export and import (also from standard formats such as vCard)
* Calendar and tasks listing, export and import (also from standard formats such as vCalendar or iCalendar)
* Retrieval of phone and network information
* Access to phone file system (note that some phones work also as USB storage devices and those are not accessible through Gammu)

Install Gammu in Ubuntu

For Ubuntu Lucid and Karmic users open the terminal and run the following commands

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nijel/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gammu


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2 Responses

  1. Eismaus says:

    Maybe it should be mentioned, that it also works with external Huawei Umts usb Sticks, and integratet Huawei UMTS Modems.

    This way youl be able to read the SMS your Provider send to your UMTS Modem.

    Use USB-Connection, “unknown Hobile”, Protocoll AT and as Port /dev/ttyUSB

  2. ITR says:

    Need something like this for android…

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