I am wondering what the standard tool is for sending and receiving SMS and MMS on a device that does not have a SIM card in it.

Is there some tool that can do it natively? Is there a specific carrier that is commonly used for this? Is there some sort of selfhosted service that bridges it to email, and if so do I need to put a SIM card in my server?

Bonus points if I can do it within Emacs.

  • adr1an
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    11 month ago

    I don’t know if it’s what you want but on Linux I had guiscrcpy to open my phone screen as a window and control it with my keyboard and mouse seamlessly. Nowadays I have switched to kdeconnect (there’s gsconnect for gtk desktops environments)

    • Lemongrab
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      130 days ago

      Does it allow for a screenshare feature like what you describe with guiscrcpy?

      • adr1an
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        130 days ago

        No, but there are key steps in the installation process that are different. Guiscrcpy uses a binary blob, I’m unsure on how safe it is. Meanwhile, kdeconnect is open source and has many interesting features of their own. (Sending links to open a website between devices, using it in combination with openvpn, and so on…)