Ubuntu: In Ubuntu, Is there an application like “Huawei Mobile Partner” for Broadband Connections?


I want to know that is there an application in Ubuntu which is like Huawei Mobile Partner.

That application should provide:

  1. Display bandwidth

  2. SMS facility.

  3. Make Connection and Disconnection through that application.

  4. Show Used Data Volume per given period.


Modem Manager GUI

modem-manager-gui is a complete solution to manage and monitor mobile network based modems. Some of its features include:

  • In addition to Display Bandwidth and SMS, it has USSD support too.
  • Can manage (Stop or Start) the processes that use bandwidth.

For a complete list of features, visit the official homepage (Link to Modem Manager GUI website). It is available on Ubuntu Software Center for Ubuntu 14.04LTS and above.

Modem Manager GUI App on Ubuntu Software Center

It's recommended for Ubuntu 12.04LTS users to use the official PPA, as the package in 12.04LTS repository is very old. To add the PPA, run these commands in terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linuxonly/modem+manager+gui  sudo apt-get update  

Click here to install modem-manager-gui Install modem-manager-gui
Or, run the following command:

sudo apt-get install modem-manager-gui  

Modem Manager GUI


V Mobile Broadband

V Mobile Broadband is the original Vodafone Mobile Connect software for Linux rewritten to be compatible with Network Manager. Vodafone is a distributer of Huawei USB modems. V Mobile Broadband is developed by Vodafone's open source Betavine Connection Manager team. For the latest developments, check out their Launchpad Page and GitHub Page

V-Mobile-Broadband is mentioned as having these functionalities:
⠀• Connection & Disconnection
⠀• SMS
⠀• Display Bandwidth
⠀• Display Data Usage

Unfortunately, V Mobile Broadband is not available in Ubuntu Software Center yet. You'll have to install it from PPA. To add the PPA, run these commands in terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:crass/v-mobile-broadband  sudo apt-get update  

After successfully adding the PPA, click here to install v-mobile-broadband Install v-mobile-broadband
Or, run the following command:

sudo apt-get install v-mobile-broadband  

Warning: v-mobile-broadband depends on wader, which replaces Ubuntu's default modemmanager. So, if you encounter any problem with the new setup and decide to uninstall v-mobile-broadband, don't forget to reinstall modemmanager package.

V Mobile Broadband

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