It took time for me to post about Globe Mobile Tweet. It’s been here for awhile. But I have my own personal drama and issues in life.
Globe has Globe UPD8 before their Globe Mobile Tweet service. And, prior to branding their Mobile Tweet to Globe Mobile Tweet, I still remember they also use Twitter4J. Or, maybe Xurpas customized the Twitter4J to Globe Mobile Tweet now.
- What is Mobile Tweet?Mobile Tweet is a service that allows you to send and receive Twitter messages for as low as P1/txt. You can also enjoy unlimited posting of tweets for only P20/day, which includes 10 free direct messages and/or mentions. You may also download your last 150+ tweets or direct messages at P2.50/MMS. This service is open to all Globe and TM subscribers.
- How can I use Mobile Tweet?
To register, text TWEET REG <Twitter ID> <password> to 2363 for FREE.
To send a tweet, text TWEET <message> to 2363. P1/txt.
To mention a Twitter user, text TWEET @<Twitter ID> <message> to 2363. P1/txt.
To send a direct message, text D <Twitter ID> <message> to 2363. P1/txt.
To subscribe to your direct messages and mentions, text @<your Twitter ID> to 2363. P1/txt.
To subscribe to a Twitter user via SMS, txt FOLLOW <Twitter ID> to 2363. P1/txt.
To get your last 150+ tweets, txt FEED to 2363. P2.50/txt.
To get your last 150+ DMs & mentions, txt DM to 2363. P2.50/txt.
To avail of Unlitweet, txt UNLITWEET to 2363. P20/day.
- What is Unlitweet?Unlitweet allows Twitter users to send unlimited tweets within 24 hours for only P20.00. Unlitweet users can also enjoy 10 free direct messages and/or mentions. To avail, text UNLITWEET to 2363. P20/day.
- I am already subscribed to my direct messages and mentions. If I avail of Unlitweet, will I still be able to enjoy the 10 free direct messages and/or mentions that go with it?
Yes. Upon confirmation of your Unlitweet subscription, the first 10 direct messages and/or mentions you receive within the 24-hour period will be free of charge.
- How will I know when my Unlitweet will expire?
When you text UNLITWEET to 2363, you will receive a confirmation message indicating the date and time of expiration of your subscription. You will also be sent a reminder via SMS before your subscription expires.
- I am already registered to Mobile Tweet but I can’t seem to send a direct message to a friend. What should I do?Make sure you are following a friend first before sending a direct message. To follow a Twitter user via SMS, txt FOLLOW <Twitter ID> to 2363. P1/txt.
- I have been trying to download all my 150+ tweets or direct messages and/or mentions, why haven’t I received a reply?Downloading your last 150+ tweets or direct messages and/or is done via MMS. Make sure your phone’s MMS settings are configured before using this command.
- Do I need to be a registered Twitter user before I can use the service?
Yes, you need to have your own Twitter ID before you can use Mobile Tweet. Visit http://www.twitter.com to open an account if you do not have one yet.
- Can I register to Unlitweet even if I have a previous Unlitweet subscription?
No, you cannot register to Unlitweet until your current subscription has expired.
- How can I know more about the service?
To get more information about the service, text TWEET to 2363 for free. You will also be given a list of commands that you can text to download or subscribe to Mobile Tweet functions.
So it seems that Globe does not develop their twitter service in-house. It’s provided by a 3rd-party solutions provider, which I think has always been a TELCO culture — I think even their billing system is provided by another party. In this case, it is Xurpas that provides their twitter service. Yaa, I know you don’t care. But I find it juicy. =)
I have tried their service when they officially launched it. And, it’s actually reliable. Though, I just hate it that they have to insert some ‘ads’ to the tweets that I received, which I paid for. But I guess, we have to understand that it’s business.
I actually like their P2.50/MMS which contains 150 tweets from your timeline. Please note MMS here is not pictures, but it means 150 tweets in one MMS.