Sms apps and signal messenger
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What OS's on the pinephone will allow sms messages? And what app would be use for that? 

Better yet, is there anyway to use signal messenger for sms as well? Currently the desktop Linux version of signal is only for communication to other signal users using mms. Would an android like implementation work, where signal can also send sms messages?
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(12-06-2019, 08:07 AM)boggle Wrote: What OS's on the pinephone will allow sms messages? And what app would be use for that? 

Better yet, is there anyway to use signal messenger for sms as well? Currently the desktop Linux version of signal is only for communication to other signal users using mms. Would an android like implementation work, where signal can also send sms messages?

For sms it's likely to be pretty much all or nothing as it looks like they're all using ofono as intermediary between app and modem. Once support for the Quectel modem is in ofono the apps should work...in theory.
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I'm running Debian on my PinePhone. I guess if I try to set up Signal, the easiest would be to port the Debian desktop version to ARM64. It wouldn't have all the same features as regular Signal though and would rely on pairing it with an existing install. That would be a fun project.

For now I look to other things like Matrix.org as solutions
*.*.* PinePhone BraveHeart edition w/ distro: Debian + Phosh // GuixOS, Debian, Arch // pocket linux enthusiast // washed up sysadmin *.*.*
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