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Twitter by SMS FAQ

What is SMS to twitter service?

This service will allow you to send tweets (Twitter direct messages) via text messages from your Korek Number. You will not need internet access or a data connection on your handset to use the Twitter text service. By sending a text to the shortcode 2288 you can update your Twitter status, communicate with your friends among other Twitter profile functions.

What is the cost to send a message to the service number?

The cost to send tweets is 50 IQD.

How do I sign in?

You can send a text with the word “START” to 2288 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).

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!

What else can I do from my mobile to Twitter via text messages?

You can send private messages, mark updates as favorites, or even remind someone to update their Twitter page if you're wondering what they're doing and many other things by using twitter SMS commands. Please go to the following link to learn about twitter commands:

Can I follow my friends using twitter text on my mobile device?

Yes, you can get updates sent to your handset. By sending “ON username” (your friend’s username that they use on Twitter) to 2288.

Example: ON George

To turn it off you can send “OFF username” to 2288

Note: using on/off username from your phone only stops notifications to the place the command comes from; you'll still able to collect a person's updates on the web. 

Or they can visit the website and switch the alert for mobile devices on/ off.

How many characters are allowed in a tweet?

A tweet will only facilitate 140 characters.

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.

Can I invite someone from the other network using twitter text?

No, you can only invite persons who are on the Korek network.

Am I charged for receiving alerts from twitter?

No, you are not charged for receiving Twitter SMS alerts.

Can I use this service number for any other social network such as Myspace/ Facebook?

No, the service number (2288) provided can only be used for Twitter.

How can I unsubscribe from receiving alerts from this service on my handset?

Users can send “STOP” via SMS to 2288 Message price is 50 IQD