HOW TO do more on twitter via SMS

Twitter freak? No Internet? Your phone doesn’t support GPRS? Here’s how you can extract the full power of SMS on mobile and stay updated with your twitter timeline:

1. How to follow/receive twitter updates via SMS:

Visit the devices page on twitter and link your mobile number with twitter. Now twitter updates will be delivered to your mobile through SMS.

2. How to tweet via SMS:

Although following Step 1 enables you to tweet by sending a SMS to the Twitter service number specified on your devices page, this service is charged a premium fee. There is another alternative to this in INDIASMSTweet.in. Integrate your mobile number with you twitter account on SMSTweet’s website.

3. How to use SMSTweet to tweet via SMS:

After registering at SMSTweet.in, sending a text with “TWT <Your Tweet>” to one of their service numbers will post your tweet to twitter. Refer this page for more info on keywords.

4. How to use SMSTweet to Retweet:

As of today, SMSTweet doesn’t support the Retweet RT feature. Whenever you receive a tweet update on your mobile from a friend – say XYZ, and you feel like RT’ing it:

  • Query SMSTweet for the user XYZ’s  send “TWUP <Username>” to SMSTweet. You’ll get XYZ’s recent tweet.
  • Edit this with “TWT RT: <Original Tweet>” and text this to SMSTweet.

5. How to use SMSTweet to Reply to a tweet:

  • Incase you know whom to reply to, text “TWT @<Username> <Your reply>” to SMSTweet.
  • Or Query SMSTweet for your latest mention – Send “TWME” to SMSTweet.
  • Now text “TWT @<Username> <Your reply>”.

Yes, its a little painstaking than the default twitter text service. But saves you a few bucks if you live in India and:

  • Have free national SMS! Or..
  • Live in Bangalore/Mumbai where text to SMSTweet is charged at local SMS rates.

Happy Tweeting!

TIP: You can also post your twitter updates to Facebook via text.

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