Python bindings for Gammu

Gammu also includes Python bindings which allow you to use (most) of Gammu functionality from Python language.

Latest News

Sustainable development of Gammu

Development of tools within Gammu family does not really go well in last few years. This is mostly due to lack of time of project maintainer. But you can help to change it!

Published on Sept. 15, 2015 by Michal Čihař

python-gammu 2.4

python-gammu 2.4 has been just released. Bugfix release fixing crashes on minor architectures.

Published on Sept. 2, 2015 by Michal Čihař


Python module is now standalone, so please download it separately. If you want to use binary package, the daemon might be included in separate binary package in your distribution, try looking for something like python-gammu.

The easiest way to install it is using pip:

pip install python-gammu


Using python-gammu is quite simple, for example sending of the text message can be done by following snippet:

import gammu

sm = gammu.StateMachine()

message = {
    'Text': 'python-gammu testing message', 
    'SMSC': {'Location': 1},
    'Number': '+420800123465',



API documentation is available, but you might also find useful libGammu documentation. Please check developer documentation page for more details.

Check also Frequently Asked Questions.

Source code and issue tracker

Both source code and issue tracker are hosted on GitHub:

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