Tweet Via SMS

Posted On January 2, 2012 By In Social Media, Twitter

How To Tweet Via SMS, Incase BIS Goes Off

Tweet Via SMS

We received reports a few hours ago of plans to turn of BlackBerry Internet Service for Nigeria. Now when that happens, A lot of BlackBerry users will have problems connecting to BBM and other internet services. Here’s a step-by-step process for tweeting via SMS. Tweets via SMS cost N10 per tweet.

On Your Computer

Head to Settings on Twitter and click the ‘Mobile’ tab.

Change ‘Country/Region’ to ‘Nigeria’ via the drop-down menu.

Type in your phone number.

Select your carrier. Text-to-tweet is currently supported only by MTN, Zain and Glo Mobile.

Twitter will show you the next steps using your phone number.

Send “GO” to “40404″ for MTN and Zain. 20644 for Glo. Wait a while for a verification code.

Finish the next steps and you should be able to tweet by sending SMSes to 40404. Note that SMSes have a limit of 160 characters and Twitter has an update limit of 140 characters.

On Your Mobile Phone

Send ‘START’ or ‘SIGNUP’ to 40404 for MTN and Zain and 20644 for Glo.

You’ll be required to login with your twitter username and password.

If your network turns off Twitter support

If something happens and your network should turn off Twitter support, you can send SMSes to +447624800379, +4915705000021, +3584573950042. If you’re tweeting about the subsidy removal, please tweet only relevant information. You don’t want to tweet something that’ll implicate you o. Remember you have Direct Messaging. Stay Safe guys.

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