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Wammu – PC Suite for Your Linux

I’ve been running Ubuntu for quite many days. But I always regret that I couldn’t use PC Suite in it. Though Ubuntu can connect to internet with phone’s Bluetooth or cable connection without requiring PC Suite, I primarily use PC Suite to backup my phone data like Contacts and Messages. But accidentally I found a hidden gem in the repositories that enables me to do it. The tool is “Wammu”, which is a GUI frontend to “Gammu”.

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To install Wammu, open terminal and type,

sudo apt-get install wammu

It wll now be installed under “Menu>Accessories”

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When you first start Wammu, it will prompt you to configure your phone. With the wizard, you can configure your phone in few easy steps.

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It also has three Configure Styles to suite your needs.

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You can connect your phone both via cable, bluetooth or infrared port too!

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It detected and connected to our phone successfully in our test.

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After configuring your phone, you can  connect it from “Phone>Connect”.

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After the phone is connected, you can easily read, write, backup, restore your messages, contacts, calendar and more.

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So did you know about  it? Or you know about any better alternative? Please let us know.