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EDFHS on your phone?

Did you know you can get Student newsletters and announcements from the EDF website pushed right to your cell phone, iPhone or Blackberry?  Here's how

Text Message

The most basic way to do Twitter on your phone is by using SMS Text Messages. Twitter actually works well over SMS. You won't get flooded with tweets. You only get the tweets from the users you specify and only at the time of day you specify.

The downside to using text message is that it limits the number of people you can follow on the go and it can be expensive if you have to pay per message.

How to Setup Twitter SMS

  • Step #1 Go to twitter.com and click Settings.
  • Step #2 Click devices.
  • Step #3 Type in mobile phone number. You will need to add +1 before your number if you are from the US so the Author Tech Tips number would be +12542314517.
  • Step #4 Verify your phone number by sending your personal code to 40404. You should get a verification text back from Twitter
  • Step #5 Turn on device updates for the users whose tweets you want to come as texts.
    • To do that go to their Twitter Page,
    • Click on following
    • Click "on" under device updates.

iPhone Apps

If you have an iPhone you can get a much better Twitter experience by using one of the following apps. Unlike SMS you won't need to pay per message with these apps.

Andriod Apps

If you have a Google Andriod Phone like the T-Moble G1 you can get a much better Twitter experience by using one of the following apps.

  • Twidroid A fully featured Twitter app.
  • Trak This apps can send your geolocation along with your tweet so big brother (and your followers) can know where you are.

Blackberry Apps

If you have a Blackberry you can get a much better Twitter experience by using on of the following apps:

Please note: Twitter and Facebook do not charge for mobile services, but depending on your service plan, you may be charged by your mobile provider for text message or data network usage. Check with your provider for more information about fees associated with accessing the Internet from your mobile phone.