PDQ Library:  Tweeting via SMS (Canada)

How to send tweets via SMS in Canada

Sending a tweet via a text message on your cell phone is usually much less expensive than data plans in Canada. First you need to do a few simple things.

First set up your Twitter account to accept SMS tweets from your mobile number:

  1. Go to twitter.com and log on to your account.
  2. In the upper right bar right-click on the gear icon and select Settings.
  3. On the left pane, select Mobile.
  4. Under Activate Twitter text messaging enter your mobile 10-digit number and click the Activate Phone button.

Once your phone is added, simply send a text message to the short code for Twitter in Canada, 21212. The message is posted as a Tweet to your Twitter profile within seconds. That's it!

Some additional notes:

  • MMS is supported for Bell Mobility, Rogers Communications, and Telus Mobility.
  • SMS (Short Message Service) and MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) are both used in mobile phones for non-voice communications.
  • MMS has no size limit but SMS (and Twitter) is limited to 160 characters - be very careful not to exceed this.
  • Only one account can be used with a mobile phone at a time.

Here are the full instructions at Twitter Suport:

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