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Updated to include judiciary and think tank websites:

Written by iomgov

9 September 2011 at 00:33

Posted in Tools

Manx Telecom Twitter SMS updates

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Graeme Jones, Director, BCS Isle of Man and Graham Shimmin, Product Manager, Manx Telecom are pleased to confirm that, further to feedback from the January event, a contract has now been signed with Twitter.

There’s now an easy way to use Twitter without having to access the internet. Manx Telecom customers can send their ‘Tweets’ via an SMS text message – it’s the simplest and quickest way to update your Twitter profile. All you have to do is register for the Twitter via SMS service by texting ‘Register’ to 89887 or by logging in to your Twitter account and visiting the Mobile section of your Twitter profile.

Tweets are charged at standard SMS rates and you can send Tweets to your timeline by simply sending the message to 89887 (max 140 characters). ‘Mentions’ will be sent to you via SMS and you can Mention another user by simply adding their Twitter username – @manxtelecom, for example – to your Tweet. You can also use Twitter via SMS in the following ways:

Send a Direct Message to a user via SMS by sending ‘D username and your message’ to 89887 Ex. “D @manxtelecom hello”

Follow a user by sending follow username to 89887 Ex. “follow @manxtelecom”

Turn on notifications of a user so you receive every Tweet of theirs via SMS by sending On Username Ex. “On @manxtelecom”

Further commands can be found at

Voirrey Barron, Manx Telecom’s Marketing Communications Manager, commented:

“We know many of our customers love using Twitter, and this new service is the easiest and quickest way to Tweet. It’s simple to register and within a few minutes you can be using SMS to update your profile.”


Written by iomgov

19 June 2011 at 00:44

Posted in Feedback, News, Services, Tools

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