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Send SMS via Bluetooth phone from Address Book Apps
For anybody missing the ability of Address Book.app to send SMS messages (Apple Kbase article), which was present in 10.4 but removed in 10.5 and has been missing ever since, there is now a free plugin I've written to provide some of the missing functionality.

It adapts the SMS sending code from the emitSMS Dashboard widget into an Address Book action plug-in, which should be compatible with 10.5 and 10.6. Unfortunately, SMS receiving and dialing numbers via Bluetooth aren't supported, so it doesn't replace everything Apple removed in the Leopard version of Address Book, but it should provide a little more ease of use.

Just download the plug-in (96KB), expand the zip file, and then drop it in /Library/Address Book Plug-Ins. You can find more instructions and usage notes on my site.
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Send SMS via Bluetooth phone from Address Book
Authored by: 1zero on Oct 20, '09 08:25:06AM

Tried it, but it doesn't seem to work with my iPhone 3GS. Is the iPhone supported?



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Send SMS via Bluetooth phone from Address Book
Authored by: nider on Oct 20, '09 03:17:55PM

The iPhone currently doesn't support those kind of functions over Bluetooth.



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Send SMS via Bluetooth phone from Address Book
Authored by: aariq on Oct 20, '09 09:39:00AM

I get an error that says "Test failed: got reply 'ERROR' to AT + CMGS" Does that just mean this feature doesn't work with my phone?

I have Snow Leopard and some sort of old-ish Samsung phone (don't know what model) Verizon is my carrier.



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Send SMS via Bluetooth phone from Address Book
Authored by: NW on Oct 22, '09 01:57:39PM

I got the same "Test Failed..." message on my bluetooth port setup in OS X 10.6.1 with my Blackberry Curve 8900



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Send SMS via iPhone
Authored by: mael on Oct 20, '09 04:58:06PM

For those who are looking for an iPhone solution, there is something like this called NoTap (http://www.notap.it/).

It "tethers" your iPhone to a web interface where the message is typed and transferred to the iPhone. Sending is done from the phone.
Ah, a) I can't explain those things properly and b) this is not my mother tongue. Just go have a look.

Yes, I'm using this a lot. No, I am not connected to the italian developer. (Well, maybe just the domain is italian...)



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Send SMS via Bluetooth phone from Address Book
Authored by: dschneiderch on Oct 20, '09 09:24:05PM

Didn't work using 10.5.8 and a LG VX9200 (enV3) phone. Connects but "Can't reset connection"



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Send SMS via Bluetooth phone from Address Book
Authored by: Fuellemann on Jan 08, '10 02:40:01AM

Hi,

we offer such a utility which works with 260 mobile phones (and then some). Check the Phone plugins at:
http://www.novamedia.de/en/mac-phone-plugins.html

Kind regards,

Jan Fuellemann (from the company which develops Phone plugins)



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Send SMS via iPhone
Authored by: rhoerbe on May 30, '10 02:31:36AM

not available in the Austrian iTunes store.



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myPhoneDesktop
Authored by: LouieNet on May 18, '11 04:29:15PM

I've been using myPhoneDesktop lately to send text from my Mac to my iPhone. The $5 iPhone app works with a desktop client to send and receive various types of messages. If you send a URL from the Mac client, you can have it open in Mobile Safari, for instance.

For SMS, I type the message & select a recipient in the Mac client, send it to the iPhone app via the myPhoneDesktop server (which means you need Internet access for both Mac & iPhone) where I still have to hit "Send" for the formatted message to get out. It's not seamless, nor can I read received SMS messages on my Mac client. But it still beats typing on the iPhone screen for more than just a few words.

Hopefully, someone else finds this useful:

http://www.myphonedesktop.com/

---
G4 cube, 17" Powerbook G4, iMac 20", Mac mini, PowerMac 7500 (w/ G4 upgrade card)



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myPhoneDesktop
Authored by: tsap on May 20, '11 07:31:29PM

I also been using myPhoneDesktop. In the beginning it was a bit learning curve... these guys have so many features. Thanks for bunch of user generated videos on youtube that help me a lot. But one feature I love the most - ability to schedule phone calls and SMSes using iCal. I do not have neither assistant nor secretary :) so what I do is schedule phone calls I need to make and SMSes that I need to send (like meeting confirmation, etc) and then - no matter where I am (could be in different country) - myPhoneDesktop not only notifies me about phone call I need to make and SMS I need to send but also dials phone number for me or sends SMS with text I setup when SMS was scheduled... I do not even need to remember none of these phone numbers (I am trying to keep my address book clean with only must have contacts)... I love this app.

Would be great if you guys can share how you use myPhoneDesktop. The app is fairly new but I believe it would be next Dropbox type utility i.e., "Can't Live Without"
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Tsap



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SMS via Bluetooth phone from Address Book
Authored by: psichel on Mar 02, '13 08:04:37AM

In iOS6 Apple added support for Bluetooth MAP (Message Access Profile) to receive SMS via Bluetooth.

My own Phone Amego allows you to dial from Address Book (Contacts) as well as get on-screen Caller ID and SMS via Bluetooth. Phone Amego provides Mac to Phone integration and works with cell phones, landlines, and VoIP.

Unfortunately, iPhone does not yet allow sending SMS via Bluetooth even though this is expected and supported in most MAP implementations.

Enjoy!



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