You can read my previous post, Mobile Tweeting in Philippines, to get information on different ways you can send tweet updates via text or sms using your celphone/mobile phone. From my own experience, the most reliable way to send tweets via text, right now, is isip.ph which you can find here and here for instructions on how to use it. Sun Aletz is also quite reliable coming from a friend.
As a twitter fanatic, I kind of think why not create a 3rd party application which can be used to update tweets via, the most reliable, text or sms from celphone. Of course, we already have 3G (Globe Telecommunications and Smart Philippines have quite good 3G reception) and wifi hotspots but we cannot deny that SMS or text is still the most stable system anywhere in the Philippines.
2. Then, register, by texting/sending from your celphone: ‘REG username password’ to 09273389183 (Please note this is a Globe number.)
example: REG tweetitow secret
Update: For Smart users, you can register to this number 0918-419-4904. After you register, you can then send your tweets to the smart number provided.
UPDATE: For Sun users, you can register to this Sun Number 0923-986-0673
3. A message/mention of verification from @tweetitow will be sent out in twitter. For now, we cannot send out verification into your celphone. (Because it needs a little finances from our part, which we cannot afford ‘yet.’)
To give you an idea how mobile or sms tweeting in Philippines made possible, below is the picture of the celphone that receives the tweet updates from your celphone. That Sony Ericsson celphone is connected to the computer, and the rest is history (Actually, I no longer know how to explain the technical part. I’m a tech dodo). =)
You might want to know if we have Sun, Smart, TalknText, TouchMobile numbers where you can send your tweets. We do not have right now. We understand the free text system when texting to the same telco provider is free. So we are aiming, in baby steps, to be able to give you more option to where you can send your tweets. Hopefully, if we can save some or have some extra money, we can buy additional celphone units and sim for those other telco users.
If you have ideas or suggestions on how we can improve this, feel free to send them as comments or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d greatly appreciate it. It’s great for you to join us in making this application a ‘bling-bling’. =)
Happy tweeting with @tweetitow!