MTN Twitter SMS
As part of MTN Rwanda’s commitment to bring quality and innovative services to our subscriber base we have launched the ‘Twitter’ service via SMS. ‘Twitter’ is a real-time information network; powered by people all around the world; that lets you share and discover what’s happening now.
This service allows any MTN subscriber who wishes to use Twitter; to link their twitter account to their MTN Mobile number enabling them to send and receive Twitter notifications “Tweets” and direct messages sent to their twitter account via SMS.
How Does it Work?
A subscriber with an existing account or without a Twitter account can use Twitter SMS.
How to Activate Twitter SMS
There are two methods: SMS and WEB
Activation via SMS
|Send Start to 3434||
Welcome to Twitter! Reply w/SIGNUP to begin. Already on Twitter? Reply with your USERNAME. (Std msg rates apply. Reply w/HELP for more.)
|In case you don’t have a Twitter account already; send SIGNUP to 3434||Great! You just need a username. This is how you’ll be known on Twitter. Reply with the username you want to use. (max 15 characters; no spaces; like Tweetie113)|
|If existing user on Twitter; send your username to 3434||Hi; @username. Reply w/ your password to register this phone to your Twitter account. (Password is case sensitive! Phone may capitalize the 1st letter)|
|Send your password to 3434||Your password is correct! Reply w/OK to confirm you want to use Twitter with this phone.|
|Send OK to 3434||
You’re all set up to use Twitter with this phone. Types a Tweet anytime; just send it to this number.
|Send ON to 3434||Notifications are now on. Reply w/OFF to turn them off. Reply w/SET for additional notification settings help.|
Activation via web
- Log on http://twitter.com/devices
- Log in using your twitter username and password
- Select Rwanda and MTN; and then add your mobile number.
What is the Cost and What is the Payment Mode?
All messages (Tweets) sent to 3434 will be charged at the standard MTN SMS rate for both Prepaid and Postpaid Customers which is currently 10 RWF.
How Can I Get It?
All the subscriber needs to do to get started is type START to 3434 and their on the way to setting up; signing up for and accessing their Twitter account via sms.
Main and Additional features
The MTN Twitter SMS service enables you to carry out all the activities you would ordinarily do on your web twitter account only that you can now do it via sms using the simple commands below:
Once set up and the service is activated; any message sent to 3434updates your twitter status real time.
Other functions you are can carry out are:
Start following a user
Stop following a user
Turn all Tweet notifications on or off
Set Tweet notifications for a user on or off (you'll still be following them even if you set it to off)
Shows you the latest tweet from any user
Retweet a user's latest tweet
Favorite a user's latest tweet
D username your-message
Send a direct message to a user