command line sms tool

Pete Huckelba redhat at
Wed Feb 20 18:14:23 UTC 2008

Andrew Kelly wrote:
> Hi y'all,
> can any of you recommend a command-line tool for sending an SMS to a
> cell phone? Half an hour of googl'ing has brought me only outdated,
> half-finished or modem dependant stuff of little or no value. 
> Help much appreciated.
> Andy

I can't vouch for the other providers, but ATT/Cingular works for me.

ATT/Cingular: phonenumber at
T-Mobile: phonenumber at
Virgin Mobile: phonenumber at
Sprint: phonenumber at
Verizon: phonenumber at
Nextel: phonenumber at

where phonenumber = your 10 digit phone number

Try something like:

echo "my sms message" | mutt 1234567890 at


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