Tweets through SMS!


Ever wondered how you can get Tweet updates from Twitter on cell phone for free. Well I did at least.

Now I can Tweet as well as receive Tweets on my basic Sony Ericsson phone without GPRS/Wi-Fi.

Ok, enough of the blah blah.

Here’s how it can be done step-by-step:

  1. If you want all the Tweets on SMS then click on the RSS β€œTab” at the bottom left hand corner on Twitter. (I only get the Direct Tweets).
  2. If you intend to get only direct Tweets then, point your browser to Tweetscan and search for @yourname. Then click on the RSS tab somewhere on the top of Tweetscan screen.
  3. Now use a service that would send email updates/SMS updates when ever your RSS gets updated. I use Pingie.
  4. Pingie send SMS alerts only in USA. *Very Sad*. The next step will let you how you can work around.
  5. Point your browser to, which is a free Email-To-SMS service provider. You need to do a few basic configurations there and you are done. You canconfigure to send an SMS when ever you recieve an email from
  6. You will start receiving SMS for every Tweet you get (Direct Tweets in my case).
  7. Follow your Tweets even when you are offline.

All this is free.

Let me know if you need any help. Feel free to comment.


5 comments so far

  1. Quiz_Master on

    Awesome post dude.. I knew abt these sites but using them for tweets.. gr8 idea… And I think I can put this idea to other use too.. πŸ˜€ Thanx! πŸ™‚

  2. Sathya on

    Nice! Unfortunately sends only 10 SMS/ day for the free plan, so if you’re following me and have device updates on the 10 sms per day will be over faster than you can say no πŸ˜›
    Nice post πŸ™‚

  3. dhruvakrishnan on

    @Sathya I do know the restrictions of But its just that I wanted to try something using the available resources and wanted to do it free of cost. :)Its just a Mashup kinda stuff. Wanted to see what can be achieved

  4. Archana on

    we can directly configure to send direct messages to our mobile na…?

  5. dhruvakrishnan on

    Thats only DMs but what about @replies?That is when this comes in

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