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Topic # 96521 29-Jan-2012 21:26
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IS 2D planning on a twitter txt notification service?

So you get a sms whenever someone you are following tweets.
Vodafone and telecom are the only avaliable carries to select from at the moment.

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  Reply # 574744 29-Jan-2012 21:34
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I want to know why you would want a SMS everytime someone you are following tweets?

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  Reply # 574748 29-Jan-2012 21:38
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Tweetdeck does this. I have it on android.

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  Reply # 574752 29-Jan-2012 21:54
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Napier Civil Defense, for example, encourages SMS notifications of their tweets so people get important information sent to their phone.

Damn no TweetDeck in the Windows Phone marketplace :(

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  Reply # 574755 29-Jan-2012 22:03
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The OP wants SMS. If you want a smartphone app, there are plenty. You can use Rowi on Windows Phone if you want push notifications.




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  Reply # 574778 29-Jan-2012 23:32
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Its one thing that has me wanting to move off 2degrees. Its a very cheap and easy way to get notifications to cellphones.




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  Reply # 574784 30-Jan-2012 00:30
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richms: Its a very cheap and easy way to get notifications to cellphones.

The fact that its (mostly) free to the end user makes me wonder who it is that pays: twitter (most likely) or carrier.

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  Reply # 574799 30-Jan-2012 07:14
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freitasm: The OP wants SMS. If you want a smartphone app, there are plenty. You can use Rowi on Windows Phone if you want push notifications.


Thanks, I'll look into it.

Is there anything that can be done for non-smartphone users though? i.e. contacting 2D or twitter. Or is it something that 2D need to negotiate with twitter themselves?

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  Reply # 579506 9-Feb-2012 23:10
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Twitter texts are a game changer for me. Facebook also for the security login code.

It's important for me to get Geonet, Civil Defence Tweets. Also Telcos and other infrastructure. It's useful getting the tweets as texts due to it's more reliable and quicker to receive than data especially when the network is under pressure.

If it weren't for these I would be on 2Degrees

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  Reply # 579536 10-Feb-2012 08:05
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nzfatmatt: due to it's more reliable and quicker to receive than data especially when the network is under pressure.


Not necessarily. Every SMS requires signaling overhead, which can quickly be saturated. Delivering the same data via data can (not always) be much less network intensive.

SMS signaling load is the rationale behind Cell Broadcast Service (although no-one really uses it round here at the moment) as well as the SMS delivery via SGSN feature of GPRS, Gd (which alas is not widely supported by vendors).






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