Twe2 Brings Back Free Twitter SMS to Arabia and Most of the World.

21 Feb, 2009

 

We talked before about solutions that let you get out bound Twitter SMS  back after Twitter ended its SMS service in most of world, but most of the solutions offered  are paid.  Though there are other MicroBlogging platforms which offer SMS updates, regionally WatWet and Location-Based BrighKite .

Now with Twe2 you can get Twitter SMS updates for free, but only the @s and the Direct messages (DM) plus search terms you define to follow on Twe2 website.

Twe2 service is available in many Arab countries such as Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Oman, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Tunisia, Qatar, Egypt, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia. It also supports many European and other countries in the world. (full list here)

This is great news, but we miss the updates from people we follow, I Hope they get that soon.

Why Free? Twe2 out bound SMS is free because it is ad supported, which is their business model.

I have been using the service for few days now, I defined few search terms to get them on SMS such as TechCrunch Mashable and ReadWriteWeb, but the problem is that whenever someone retweets any of their posts they are sent to my phone which drives me crazy! Though you can define how many SMS tweets you can get from Twe2 in each hour, I defined 10 which are delivered to me in the first minute of each hour, So I canceled the Search terms.

Having @s and DMs delivered to you is very useful way to be alerted in the go about who is reaching you, Though as I mentioned above, I would like to get updates from few interesting tweetarars such as TechCrunch and Mashable while I am in the go, so I stay updated up to the minute with the tech news all the time.

I just emailed Twe2 if they would bring that feature to the table, at least they SMS updated to a maximum of 10 people.

In another related news Twitter has brought back 2-way  SMS to Canada using Bell Mobility. 

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  1. waseem  |  February 21st, 2009 at 12:04 PM #

    what is your name

  2. TripleM  |  February 22nd, 2009 at 1:44 AM #

    I’ve been using it for a week now … it’s amazing.
    btw, you can customize it to send the updates you want not only @s, all you need is to add the keywords.

  3. waseem  |  February 25th, 2009 at 12:34 AM #

    i am waseem

  4. waseem  |  February 25th, 2009 at 12:44 AM #

    how are you

  5. WAEL  |  March 9th, 2009 at 7:49 AM #

    AWDAWDAWD

  6. hama  |  March 11th, 2009 at 3:58 AM #

    slaw

  7. mubashar  |  March 15th, 2009 at 11:39 AM #

    hellooooooooo

  8. MOUTAZ  |  March 28th, 2009 at 4:00 PM #

    that includes i miss you poems, i miss you quotes, i miss you poetry, and poem for someone you miss so much.

    We hope that you will enjoy our miss you SMS / text messages and rate our sms according to your choice.

    posted in Miss You SMS

    Look at sun and you see time.Look at sun and you see time.
    Look in heart and you see love.
    Look in eyes and you see life.
    Look at your mobile and
    you see who’s thinking of u!
    It’s me.

    posted in Miss You SMS, Romantic SMS

    Tera bina adhurayTum mera aaj ho, tum mera kal,
    tujay yaad karthay hai har aik pal,

    jee nahe paiyain gay teray bina hum,
    teray bina reh jai gay adhuray hum….
    I Miss you

    posted in Miss You SMS, Poetry SMS

    Milte rahe to ZINDA rahengeAksar logo ko kehte suna tha
    ke zinda rahe to phir milenge,
    magar aapse milne ke baad ye mehsoos kiya
    ke milte rahe to ZINDA rahenge

    posted in Miss You SMS

    I Miss YouM: My lovely wife.
    I: Is i am wrong in my sms?
    S: Sex is not only thing in the life.
    S: See, we have everything in our life you, me & our kids & good salaries and home also.

    Y: You are everyting to me, my life my wife my jaan.
    O: Our life is just a good enough for us. Alhumdullah.
    U: U are the lucky one in my world… gave me our sweet family.

    LOVE YOU!

    posted in Miss You SMS

    Mere dil ke liye bane hoKbhi kabhi main tumhe dekhta hun
    aur sochta hun ki tum sirf mere liye bane ho
    lekin phir sochta hun k
    tum toh mere dil ke liye bane ho
    my jan I Miss you

    posted in Miss You SMS

    Mujhe tum yaad aate hoZamanay k sawalon ko main huns k taal du faraz,
    Lakin nami ankhon ki kehti hai “mujhe tum yaad aate ho”

    posted in Miss You SMS, Poetry SMS

    I wont forget youI was on a ship thinking of you.
    when i looked down i dropped a tear in the ocean.
    then i promised myself that until someone finds it.
    i wont forget you.

  9. Jürgen Habermas  |  June 25th, 2009 at 11:31 PM #

    free sms ha-ha

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