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“Twacfone”. How Tweet it is!

Friday, February 12th, 2010


It was bound to happen. It was barreling toward you faster than a Chicago Metra train at rush hour.

You suddenly find yourself on a collision course with, a…budget.

Ouch. That word itself…

No more Starbucks Venti, Hazelnut, Soy, Extra Foam, Latte.

Ah, Coffee poetry at its best. (sigh)

Yes! I'm a proud Tracfone User!

How you miss the ‘Starbucks speak’. Those intimidating adjectives used to describe that aromatic coffee that took you two weeks to memorize without embarrassingly stuttering through your order.

And, God forbid, if you got those words out of order!

Yes, there is a Starbucks protocol to your drink order.

Cup Size. Syrups, Milk, Custom Modifiers, and finally… the Drink Name.

Now it’s simply, “Hi…a McCafe, please”. McCafe? hhmmmm… Is it coffee? Is it modern?

And, to add insult to injury, your plans to buy one of those uneconomical upscale 3G network smartphones just went out the window.

Can it get worst?

Stop it! Not so fast! Get a grip!

Why spend $40 – $90 on those monthly plans when a prepaid Tracfone can do a lot for you for around $9.99 a month.

There’s more to an economical prepaid Tracfone than just simply sending and receiving phone calls.

With your prepaid Tracfone -
You CAN:
- send and receive text/sms/mms messages from anyone including AIM (AOL), YaHoo! Messenger, iChat (Mac) and others!
You CAN:
- query Google for sports scores, stock updates, your flight status, movie showtimes, local weather and more without the added expense of a Wi-Fi subscription plan!
You CAN:
- send AND receive email from anyone including Gmail and YaHoo! Mail.
You CAN:
- also…update your Twiitter page in real time so your ‘Followers’ know what’s happening!

Yes! prepaid Tracfone users, unite! Say it loud, I’m a proud prepaid Tracfone user!

So, go ahead, You CAN hold your head high in those social circle networks right along with those technocratic smartphone users.

Follow me.

First, all of this assumes that you have a Twitter account and have configured your cell phone number under your Twitter ACCOUNT > SETTINGS > MOBILE with DEVICE UPDATES: set to ON

    1. From your Tracfone go to your CONTACTS (Phone Book), add a NEW CONTACT and call it “TWITTER” and…
    2. Add the Twitter SHORT CODE phone number 40404 which is assigned to (US) users. (Canada use: 21212 – UK use: 86444)
    3. Start a NEW TEXT MESSAGE and enter your message such as –
    This is a test Tweet from my Tracfone @myusernameattwitter
    (NOTE: Make sure there’s a space after the word Tracfone and to keep your meassage to 140 characters for Twitter)
    4. Choose SEND TO and from your CONTACTS list choose your new contact, you previously set up, called TWITTER, which has the short code phone number 40404 (US example).
    SEND.
    5. From your computer LOG IN to your TWITTER account and…your TWEET you sent, from your Tracfone, will appear on your Twitter Home page!

Want to send a DIRECT MESSAGE to someone at Twitter?
(Refered to as a FOLLOWER)

You’ll use d + thefollowersusername + message
(ex) d petemoss Spring is just around the corner!
(make sure there’s a space after ‘d’ and ‘thefollowersusername’)

Follow me.

    1. Start a NEW TEXT MESSAGE and enter
    d thefollowersusername your message goes here
    (DO NOT use the ‘@’ character in front of the Followers users name as you did previously. Also, keep your meassage to 140 characters for Twitter)
    2. Choose SEND TO and from your CONTACTS list choose your new contact you previously set up called TWITTER which has the short code phone number 40404 (US example).
    SEND.
    3. Your DIRECT MESSAGE will show up on the users Twitter page under DIRECT MESSAGES.

You can also have DIRECT MESSAGE notifications you receive from your FOLLOWERS sent to your email address and your Tracfone!

Follow me.

    1. Log-in to your Twitter account and click on SETTINGS > NOTICES
    2. Check the box next to ‘Direct Text Emails: Email when I receive a new direct message’. The message will be sent to your email address under your Twitter SETTINGS > ACCOUNT.

    To have DIRECT MESSAGE notifications you receive from your Followers sent to your Tracfone.
    1. Log-in to your Twitter account and click on SETTINGS > MOBILE
    2. From the ‘DEVICE UPDATES’ choose ‘ON’ . The DIRECT MESSAGES sent to your Twitter account will also be sent to your Tracfone number.

Yes, “Twacfone”. How Tweet it is!

NOTE: This example was being demonstrated with the Tracfone Bluetooth LG600G. However, my test, which are inconclusive, indicate that ANY Tracfone is capable of these examples.

*You may be interested in another related Post here if you use “Facebook”. It’s listed under the Tracfone Categories, Tracfone + Facebook


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