Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 


920 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 80


  Reply # 637036 6-Jun-2012 22:59 Send private message

keewee01: I knew this was going to be an issue before I ported - I didn't make the move to 2degrees lightly or blindly/

Always do your research first.


That's the thing - I did research, and even asked 2Degrees. Obviously I missed seeing a thread here but 2Degrees only referred me to http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/help and said that I should contact them if I have any issues sending or receiving txt messages from Twitter or Google. Even at the store on Sunday the staff said there shouldn't be any problems. Nobody said the service doesn't work at all and is not even set up. 

Perhaps this should be added to the 2Degrees FAQ's so people are aware of it. 



920 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 80


  Reply # 637045 6-Jun-2012 23:16 Send private message

SaltyNZ:
In any event Twitter can notify you via email or the native iOS and Android notification systems, which probably accounts for the lack of demand for this service from the bulk of our customers.


Either that or people are aware they can't get the SMS messaging so don't sign up ;) 

It's just a matter of convenience. I get sometimes over 100 emails a day. If I was to wake my phone and go to email every time an email notification came through I wouldn't do anything else all day. To get notification from an app the app needs to be running and synch needs to be running constantly - something that quickly discharges the phone battery so is not feasible if you want your battery to stay live all day. 
The incoming SMS from Twitter are a real time-saver and have become a normal part of the way I work. Changing to some other method which is not as efficient, introduces time delays, and which wastes a lot of otherwise productive time isn't really an option. 

If the incoming Twitter messages cost you money then how about giving people an option on their plans to have a total of x number of txt messages per month where the incoming Twitter messages come off their allowance? Surely something could be done? 



2652 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 343

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 637084 7-Jun-2012 07:00 Send private message

Elpie: 

If the incoming Twitter messages cost you money then how about giving people an option on their plans to have a total of x number of txt messages per month where the incoming Twitter messages come off their allowance? 


That's certainly possible, yes.




iPad Air + iPhone 5S + 2degrees 4tw!

These comments are my own and do not represent the opinions of 2degrees.

113 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1

Subscriber

  Reply # 638191 9-Jun-2012 11:32 Send private message

This has happened to me recently as well. Last month i was getting the txts fine, but now i have to get the call, which works at least.

Don't have a smartphone yet, so can't use the app.

Minimalist
4600 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 62

Moderator
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 640428 13-Jun-2012 21:50 Send private message

Maybe it is a work in progress for Twitter at least http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=85&topicid=104046

374 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 640464 13-Jun-2012 22:57 Send private message

Twitter sms is not working, but Google sms works




Cheapest Online Bookstore Free Worldwide Delivery

http://www.bookdepository.com/?a_aid=lhou021
 
MOBILE: Motorola G (Official 4.4.2)
TABLET: Samsung Galaxy tablet + Asus VivoTab Windows 8.1
OTHER: Asus laptop + Samsung ChromeBook

1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic








Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new jobs are posted to our jobs board:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Telecom introduces unlimited broadband data plan
Created by freitasm, last reply by josephhinvest on 25-Apr-2014 14:41 (112 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


Stonedine
Created by Lizard1977, last reply by mattwnz on 24-Apr-2014 15:45 (67 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Windows 8 System Mechanics
Created by eme, last reply by eme on 24-Apr-2014 21:10 (20 replies)
Pages... 2


Using my Mac to ring family in the UK
Created by Geektastic, last reply by nakedmolerat on 24-Apr-2014 11:28 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


Telecom has started metering their TiVo customers' broadband usage (WITHOUT PRENOTIFICATION)
Created by Peteriv, last reply by mattwnz on 24-Apr-2014 15:11 (74 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Parallel imported product
Created by Wills1, last reply by joker97 on 23-Apr-2014 21:01 (53 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Forms of government for New Zealand
Created by charsleysa, last reply by gzt on 25-Apr-2014 14:22 (181 replies)
Pages... 11 12 13


MH370 - Call for Search & Rescue Help
Created by DS248, last reply by Technofreak on 25-Apr-2014 12:43 (751 replies)
Pages... 49 50 51



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.