Which Telco offers the most reasonable twitter/facebook update via SMS service?

1. Sun Alertz is Sun Cellular’s Update to Social network sites — Twitter and Facebook — service. I believe Sun Cellular was the first to be able to provide a ‘reliable’ twitter/facebook updates via SMS among the TELCOS here in the Philippines.

I had tried it before. I guess for a day or two, and it worked fine on me. Following are Sun Alertz rates. Their packages are unlimited — unlimited send and receive of updates.

BUY 1 — P15/day
BUY 7 — P50/7 days
BUY 30 — P150/30 days
Please check their Sun Alertz site, sunalertz.com, on how to use it.
2. Globe Mobile Tweet is Globe’s version of updating your social network site, twitter, service.  Before, Globe Mobile Tweet, they had the Globe UPD8 which I had tried, and it did not work on me. With Globe UPD8, it was P2.50/update. So the Globe UPD8 was a total fail.
But now they are back with Globe Mobile Tweet which is provided by xurpas.com. Their unlitweet is P20/day, unlimited updating of tweets but only 10 free dm/mentions send to your mobile phone.
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.
Please check Xurpas FAQ or Globe’s for more details of Globe Mobile Tweet.
3. AllTxt Combo Plus is Smart’s version which lets you update facebook, twitter, and also friendster via SMS. I believe Smart is the latest to have a service to update your twitter and facebook.
I haven’t tried this because I have never been a Smart subscriber so I could not tell if it is reliable or not.
Following are the rates lifted from their site.

All Txt Combo Plus is an exclusive offer to all Buddy subscribers nationwide. All Txt Combo Plus is a bundled offering where in sms, mms, voice calls and texts to social networks (Facebook, Friendster and Twitter) are bundled into one package.

All Txt Combo Plus has two denominations (P25 and P50) with three variants each (Facebook, Friendster, Twitter):

Package

Validity

SRP

Subscriber Credit

All Txt Combo Plus Facebook 25

1 day

P25.00

100 Smart SMS/ MMS + 10 all-network SMS + 5-mins Smart calls + 40 texts to and from 1 social network

All Txt Combo Plus Friendster 25

All Txt Combo Plus Twitter 25

All Txt Combo Plus Facebook 50

2 days

P50.00

200 on-net SMS/MMS + 20 off-net SMS + 10-mins on-net calls + 80 texts to and from 1 social network

All Txt Combo Plus Friendster 50

All Txt Combo Plus Twitter 50

  • AllTxt Combo Plus 25 packages – 10 posts to and 30 alerts from 1 social network
  • AllTxt Combo Plus 50 packages – 20 posts to and 60 alerts from 1 social network

If I were to choose among the 3, I would go for Sun Alertz if the rates is just the basis. I believe they offer the best offer. P15 for unlimited sending and receiving of updates, compared to Globe’s P20 unlimited but only for sending you updates, not receiving. And, Smart’s AllTxt Combo Plus does not offer any unlimited.

The downside of this is that the update to twitter/facebook service is a separate service that you have to pay separately. What I mean is that if I subscribe to unlitxt package, I cannot use it to update my twitter/facebook. I still need to subscribe to another service.

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