maemo.org Bugzilla – Full Text Bug Listing
|Summary:||chat application should allow for sending text messages to cell phones|
|Product:||[Maemo Official Applications] Chat & Call & SMS||Reporter:||pgruebele|
|Status:||RESOLVED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||im-chat-bugs|
|Priority:||High||CC:||andre_klapper, miaoqing.tan, mikhail.zabaluev, quim.gil|
STEPS TO REPRODUCE THE PROBLEM: Both yahoo and msn messenger under Windows allow me to send text messages to telephone numbers. OS2008 should support this feature. Not being able to text people on their cell phones is a big oversight... I live in the US. EXPECTED OUTCOME: ACTUAL OUTCOME: REPRODUCIBILITY: (always/sometimes/once) EXTRA SOFTWARE INSTALLED: OTHER COMMENTS:
Is that a free service? I only know that it's possible if you pay for the transmission here.
it's free with instant messenger apps like Yahoo Messenger (to USA cell phones at least). I can send text messages for free to any text phones (and they can reply to me). Of course the cell phone provider may charge for the text messages, but that has nothing to do with Maemo.
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Is this functionality even available in telepathy-haze?
This is not only based on software, leave alone free software. These are commercial services tied to Yahoo and Microsoft. I guess we would need first Yahoo! Messenger or MSN available in Maemo. As for now both services seem to be available only in the Windows Desktop? Since both have onlne/mobile versions, perhapos you could get this working via browser? I'm not in the US so it is very likely that I can't even try. http://mobile.yahoo.com/messenger/sms "Carrier charges may apply for sending or receiving text messages. Check your wireless plans for details" There is a Desktop and a Mobile version, but in any case it seems assumed for registration that you own already a mobile phone able to send/receive SMS? http://get.live.com/messenger/features "Recipients may be charged a fee by their mobile provider to receive messages." So again, an operator business needs to be in place.
(In reply to comment #5) > I guess we would need first Yahoo! Messenger or MSN available in Maemo. > > As for now both services seem to be available only in the Windows Desktop? Hi Quim, in fact Yahoo! Messenger and MSN are available in Maemo to some extent via telepathy-haze (an open source telepathy connection manager). Since it uses libpurple, it brings all IM services supported by pidgin to Maemo, integrating with our address book and chat (no VoIP) functionality. You can find a bit more information here: http://rtcomm.garage.maemo.org/ However, since we have dedicated pidgin client in Maemo, do you think that it is worth pushing telepathy-haze as a recommended community application?
(In reply to comment #6) > Hi Quim, in fact Yahoo! Messenger and MSN are available in Maemo to some extent > via telepathy-haze telepathy-haze might bring technical compatibility, but probably not the business (and legal?) arrangements that Yahoo and Microsoft have sorted out with carriers and whoever related to provide such feature. Since I'm a total ignorant about the technical aspects behind that feature, perhaps one could even be able to mimmic the feature through open source code and the registration to those services. Still, if Nokia would want to productize that feature (meaning, having the UI and everything tested in a sales package or an official install) I'm sure deals would need to be made with those companies and probably also with the related carriers.
OK, so the resolution is: we won't implement it with the components we have publicly available at the moment. Sending SMS through commercial service providers should be subject to product agreements, and any such development would unlikely be tracked in public anyway. This does not rule out SMS interoperability in any future Maemo release.