I'd like connect via USB to access info and send texts on phone. But when I connect via USB, it does not show up anywhere on the PC.

Device Specs:

  • My PC OS is Linux Mint 13 Maya, (Ubuntu based)
  • My cell-phone is a Samsung, Model: SGH-T340G (GP)
  • The phone's OS is n/a according to Samsung's web-site.
  • I do not have BlueTooth capabilities on my LapTop, but do on phone.


  • Connect via USB
  • Access device info
  • Send texts via my PC.

My phone is no "smart-phone", so are there any packages that may help me accomplish this? If I haven't provided enough info, sorry & please ask.

  • The make is not as important as the OS of the phone' what is the OS?. (in general - I'm not much of a phone jockey so I can't really comment on this particular case) Mar 5 '14 at 5:06
  • You don't need any software to plug in the USB cable. But I guess you're looking for something to interact with the device, once it's plugged in. What do you want to accomplish? What features are needed? What are, maybe, nice-to-haves? What OS is your phone running (Samsung sells devices with Tizen, Bada, Android, and other OSs)? Please take a look at What is required for a question to contain "enough information"? Then please edit your question and see if you can incorporate some of these improvements.
    – Izzy
    Mar 5 '14 at 13:48
  • Thanks for the input @Izzy I have edited post. I'm brand new to the site. If there is any other input you want to add, please do.
    – NiVeK1776
    Mar 6 '14 at 21:11
  • I've checked a little around meanwhile: there's nowhere any full specs on that device available. Without that, it will be hard to figure what software might be available, as one cannot say without having tried with that device. You might try BitPim and Gnokii (both available in Ubuntu repos), but no guarantees that any of them supports your device (though hope's there, at least with Gnokii in basic AT mode).
    – Izzy
    Mar 7 '14 at 10:54
  • Yeah, I've done the same. I've tried Gnokii, but didn't work. Not sure if I set it to "AT" though. I'll give it a try and let everyone know. Thanks again @Izzy
    – NiVeK1776
    Mar 8 '14 at 15:25

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