TWITTER SMS FAQS;
Service Fee: $0.12 VAT Inc.
1. What is twitter text?
- This service will allow you to send tweets (Twitter direct messages) via text messages.
- You do not need internet access or a data connection on your handset to use the Twitter text service.
- By sending a text to the short code 40404 you can update your Twitter status, communicate with your friends among other Twitter profile functions.
2. What is the cost to send a message to the service number?
- The cost to send tweets will be .12 cents VAT Inc.
3. How do I sign up?
- You can send a text with the word START to 40404 and you will receive a reply asking to sign up if you are a new subscriber, or reply with your user name if you have an existing account.
- If you have an existing account, reply with your user name. Twitter will ask to verify your password, and if it's correct, the first tweet will be posted and you will be notified! (If you don't get a confirmation text right away, check your profile page to see if the tweet was added)
4. What if I don’t have a Twitter account, how do sign up from my mobile?
- If you don't have an account, reply with SIGN UP. You will be asked to choose a user name, and once Twitter receives it, you will be asked to text your first tweet!
5. What else can I do from my mobile to twitter via text messages?
- You can use the commands below to send private messages, mark updates as favorites, or even remind someone to update their Twitter page if you're wondering what they're doing!
A) @username + message
- Directs a tweet at another person, and causes your tweet to save in their "replies" tab. Example: @meangrape I love that song too!
B) RT username
- Retweet's a users latest Tweet
C) D username + message
- Sends a person a private message that goes to their device, and saves in their web archive. Example: d krissy want to pick a Jamba Juice for me while you're there?
D) FAV username
- Marks a person's last twitter as a favorite and causes the message to show up in your "Favorites" tab.
E) SET LOCATION placename
- Updates the location field in your profile. Example: set location San Francisco
F) WHOIS username
- Retrieves the profile information for any public user on Twitter. Example: whois jack
H) GET username
- Retrieves the latest Twitter update posted by the person. Example: get goldman
I) FAV username
- Marks a person's last twitter as a favorite. (hint: reply to any update with FAV to mark it as a favorite if you're receiving it in real time). Example: fav al3x
- This command returns your number of followers, how many people you're following, and your bio information.
K) INVITE phone number
- Will send an SMS invite to a friend's mobile phone. Example: Invite 415 555 1212
6. Can I follow my friends using twitter text on my mobile device?
- Yes you can get updates sent to your handset.
- You can send “ON username” (your friend’s username that they use on Twitter) to 40404.
Example: ON tw33tastic
To turn it off you can send “OFF username” to 40404
Note: using on/off username from your phone only stops notifications to the place the command comes from; you'll still collect a person's updates on the web. Or they can visit the website and switch the alert for mobile devices on/ off.
7. How many characters are allowed in a tweet?
- A tweet will only facilitate 140 characters
8. Will I be able to update twitter text if the text messaging service is down?
- If SMS is not available, then Twitter SMS cannot be used.
9. Can I invite someone from the other network using twitter text?
No you can only invite persons who are on the Digicel network.
10. Am I charged for receiving alerts from twitter?
- No, you are not charged for receiving Twitter SMS alerts.
11. Can I use this service number for any other social network such as Myspace/ Facebook?
- No, the service number provided can only be used for Twitter.
12. How can I unsubscribe from receiving alerts from this service on my handset?
- Users can send any of the following to 40404:
OFF, STOP, QUIT, End, Cancel, Arret or Unsubscribe. Any of these will turn ALL phone notifications off.