pysmssend is a utility to send sms over some internet gateways. It currently has support for 3 ISPs, Otenet, Voipbuster and Voipdiscount. There are 2 ways to use it, either with a QT4 gui or by command line. It also has some, experimental at the moment, support for address book (gui only).

Since I liked the idea behind the utility I contacted the author and helped him by providing some ideas and a few fixes. I’ve also created an ebuild for it.

You can find more info about the utility and see some screenshots on the pysmssend kde-apps site since the utility’s website on sourceforge is not yet ready and has only the ebuild and a pkgbuild for Arch Linux.

Its command line usage combined with a monitoring package that supports external commands when something important has happened, can prove very handy. I hope Markos (the author) will keep on fixing bugs and improving the utility 🙂