April 05, 2011

Zong Twitter Service: send and receive tweets via SMS

Zong customers can now access twitter tweets via SMS
After Mobilink, Zong becomes the second operator in Pakistan to officially support SMS-based access to twitter services in Pakistan.

Zong customers in Pakistan can now send and receive tweets via SMS.

With the inclusion of Mobilink and Zong in the Twitter’s list of official carriers, while others gonna follow this, there are good chances of boost in Twitter usage in the country.


Zong to Twitter Tariff: Charges for sending SMS to 40404 is Rs. 1 plus tax.

Twitter to Zong Tariff: This Service is Free.

How to Register Your Zong number On Titter:

First thing: For now, you need to have a Zong connection (assuming you are already a twitter account holder).
  • Once you are logged in on Twitter, point your browsers to this link: http://twitter.com/devices
  • Enter your phone number and select ‘Zong’ as carrier from drop down list and follow the wizard to complete registration.
  • Choose ‘Pakistan’ as country
How to configure a mobile number in twitter

After Registration you will be enabled to
  • Send tweets with text messaging on your phone.
  • Receive texts for DMs and the tweets from users you want to be notified about.
How to receive tweets via sms

Twitter commands

Send SMS on 40404 with following commands:
  • FOLLOW username > Start following a user
  • UNFOLLOW username > Stop following a user
  • ON/OFF > Turn all Tweet notifications on or off
  • ON/OFF username > Set Tweet notifications for a user on or off (you’ll still be following them even if you set it to off)
  • GET username > Shows you the latest tweet from any user
  • RT username > Retweet a user’s latest tweet
  • FAV username > Favorite a user’s latest tweet
  • D username your-message > Send a direct message to a user

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