3 Tips to Get Twitter on Your Cellphone for Free


Are you sick and tired of getting SMS messages from your Twitter accounts – especially at odd times of the night, like when you are sleeping? Some of us are actually quite annoyed at getting stuck with big bills because of these SMS messages.

There are three easy ways to go mobile with Twitter:

1. Use the Twitter mobile: If your phone has a mobile browser, you can go to http://m.twitter.com and you are good to go. I am not sure if everyone will be happy with the experience, but I am not that thrilled with the UI. This option is especially not good for people who don’t own the so-called smart phones, and don’t want to pay for flat rate Internet data plans. (via)

2. Flurry+RSS=Twitter Magic: Sign-up for Flurry, a mobile mail client/service. You can download the Flurry client on your phone seconds after you sign-up. Flurry, which started out as a service that would let you check e-mail on your plain vanilla phone, has recently added a feature that allows you to add RSS feeds and read them on your mobile phone.

Add RSS feeds generated by the Twitter accounts of your friends. The best part – you don’t have to pay for anything – it’s free. And if you want to Twitter what’s on your mind, just use SMS… sparingly if you can.

3. FreeRSS Reader: Most high-end Nokia phones are now shipping with a built in RSS reader, and you can bypass using Flurry and add Twitter feeds of your friends to the built-in RSS reader. It is one easy way to keep up with what your pals are twittering about – only this time the SMS messages don’t interrupt you. Check the feeds when you feel like it.

Others can try similar RSS readers, though they are going to cost you some cash. Freerange offers one, so does Newsgator (as long as you use their online service.)



Out of curiosity, what don’t you like about the UI?


I’ve been using the free gtalk client with my blackberry, and it saves the $$$.


you can also use a dedicated moible client as another option, there are a few… tinytwitter is one and is a java application that will work on the majority of handsets. we also have a windows mobile version that will be released soon.

the client will hopefully give you an improved user experience… you can receive updates automatically on a configurable interval, scan tweets offline, quickly send/receive direct tweets, and my favorite… hide friends – i can quickly tune out my husband :)

check it out and let us know what you think.


I actually like the Twitter mobile interface better than the main interface. I am going to use that instead of the text interface most of the time now. Leaving text for when I am on the move (and like getting notifications)

Jochen Lillich

My blog software couldn’t find the trackback URL, so I’ll leave a short comment:

I don’t think RSS feeds are a good alternative to Twitter Mobile. IMHO, if you don’t want to use the mobile site, you should either use the IM channel or get some specialised Twitter software for your mobile phone. More on that on my blog.

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