Posted on | March 7, 2009 | No Comments
It’s been a while since Twitter discontinued SMS-notification for most users outside the US. there have been plenty of replacements, all of which shared the downside of coming at an additional cost per SMS/Tweet. enter Twe2, which was launched a few weeks ago and is the first 100% free, ad-supported SMS-notification-service I’ve come around. Twe2 cuts off the last 25 characters of your tweet and replaces it with an ad (currently the only ad they’re running is for Wadja, some strange mobile community-thing sporting a blue kangaroo as their logo). fair enough, esp. since there’s an option to split the whole tweet into 2 SMS.
besides the ad, Twe2 is even better than the original SMS-notification, as it not only allows you to get your direct-messages and replies, but also gives you the ability to monitor any term on the public timeline (think search.twitter.com -> SMS). this great feature compensates for some bugs, like encoding-problems with special characters (like the @-sign ) and delay of SMS-forwarding which can be up to 15min.