Thursday, April 15, 2010

How To Add Your Phone via One-Way Long Codes (International)

As of now, Twitter supports posting Tweets via text message from anywhere in the world, as long as your carrier supports Twitter. Click here for a list of supported carriers. (Receiving Twitter text messages via two-way short code is only available in these countries: US, UK, India, Indonesia, New Zealand, Haiti, and Canada. Click here if you live in one of these countries.)

If your country doesn't have a two-way short code, as listed above, you may still be able to use Twitter on your phone via our one-way international long codes. Please keep in mind that if you're using this number to access Twitter, you will only be able to send messages that will post as Tweets; you will not be able to receive any Tweets to your phone via this number. This is why we call it a "one-way" code.

List of One-Way Long Codes:

All International Users: +44 762 4801423

Germany: +49 17 6888 50505

Sweden: +46 737 494222

If you have already created a Twitter profile on the web, then follow the steps below to add your phone to one of our long codes so you can post Tweets on the go. You will not receive any confirmation messages from Twitter when you do this, so be sure you enter your information correctly.

To add your phone to your Twitter profile, follow these steps:
Send a text to the correct long code (listed above) with the word START.
Wait 2 minutes.
Next, send your username to the Twitter long-code. Do not use @ or quotes. Send your username ONLY, like so: hotdogsladies.
Wait 2 minutes after sending your username.
Next, send your password to the same number. This is case sensitive, so be sure you are sending your password correctly.
Wait 2 minutes.
Finally, send the word OK to the same number.

To test if you have correctly added your phone, send a "test" Tweet to your long code number (just like sending a normal text message). Then, log in to via the web to make sure your Tweets shows up on your Profile. If so, you have correctly added your phone. Once again, you will not be able to receive any texts to confirm phone activation!

Having trouble? Click here to read our long code troubleshooting tips.

Feel free to leave a comment below if you had problems adding your phone. Tell us your country and mobile carrier/provider, and the long code you used. We are working hard to support more countries and add more carriers. Click here for a list of currently supported carriers. Thanks! Thanks!

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