Zong Partners with Twitter to Offer Services via SMS

Zong_Logo-newZong has partnered with twitter to officially offer SMS service for twitter users in Pakistan, with which you can receive twitter updates, retweet statuses, send direct messages, send twitter updates and use other twitter functionality through SMS with Zong.

Zong is only the second network after Mobilink that officially supports Twitter updates via SMS.

Pricing:

More importantly, this service is free, at least for now.

How to use Twitter SMS Service with Zong:

To start using Twitter SMS service with Zong, SMS ‘Start’ from your Zong to 40404 as SMS.

You will be guided through an account setup wizard to connect your Zong number with an existing twitter account or otherwise signup for an new account.

To get SMS notifications for your followers you must activate SMS notification in your twitter account settings as well:

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Twitter SMS commands

Following are few commands that you can use with Zong’s SMS service for Twitter:

  • 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

Via Ninja.PK


  • Ali

    That’s nice

  • khan

    yeph, sounds good, hope that other operators will follow this example

  • Munaeem

    Activated the service on my cell. I was looking for this for ages.

  • “Pricing: More importantly, this service is free, at least for now.”
    How can this be? will SMS charges not apply? How can Zong be so generous? :o

  • Thats Not Free Its charges Normal Sms Charges(Free if Sms Package)
    Type FOLLOW SWABINEWS and send to 40404

    • Samia Adnan

      thanks! will all sms packages do? my zong connection is troubling since the very first day i got it as it is having signal problems…is any one else having this problem or am i the only one?

  • Another great step from zong..it’s really nyc…its more gud if this service also start @ facebook lyk others network…well hope thanks to share..:)

  • I love that nice service by ZONG+Free

  • Zee

    LOVE ZONG FOR THIS!!! PLS KEEP THIS SERVICE FREE!!! PLEASE!!!

  • Zee

    LOVE ZONG FOR THIS!!!

    THis service is not free! Standard SSM Charges aply. If you have SMS bucket, sms to twitte will be deducted from there.

    LOVE ZONG! PLS KEEP IT THAT WAY! :)

  • sajid

    ZOng is really coool….
    Great service by zong , just gonna go for activation now…:)

  • Ali Zaigham

    If some want same number he is using now in zong network. contact me on my number 03004333661

  • mustafa

    i lov you

  • Nadeem Ahmed

    not free anymore

  • M0nthly Gprs pkge activate he . Chines indin r english live tv chanles chlte hen jub ke pakistani tv c0nnact h0te the m0bile ko thaka dete hen aur pher chalte b nhe. Koi hal btaye ga to plz contact kren. 03154548789 thanks

  • Abdul Basit

    Yaar mj se twitter hack ho gai hai abhi may us I’d se apna number hatana chahta hon koi tareeqa sikai gha k kiya karo