Zong 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.
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:
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