Get election updates on your cell phone

election_2008

Get instant election updates on your cell phone! Head to Twitter.com, sign up and add us to your list to receive cell phone alerts. You'll get so much news, weather and information your cell phone won't know what to do!

What's going on?
We're using a Web service called Twitter that will allow readers to get our latest news headlines delivered to their cell phones. Readers will get the headline and an HTML link to follow for the full story.

<p/>How do I sign up?
Go to Twitter and create a Twitter account. Odds are, your kids or grandchildren might already have one. Twitter has a long and exhaustive help and FAQ document, so we won't go into al that here.

<p/>I've created an account. Now what?
You want to "follow" us on Twitter. We're located at twitter.com/ndn. Once you're signed in on Twitter, head on over and click the button that says FOLLOW.

MORE LOCAL TWITTERERS:
&#8226; twitter.com/ccsotraffic - The Collier County Sheriff's Office traffic alert system<br/>
&#8226; twitter.com/fbcn - The First Baptist Church of Naples

<p/>What does it cost?
Twitter don't charge you for text messages. However, depending on your service provider and your text plan, you might see usage charges for text usage. Those messages add up fast! The Daily News Twitter feed sends out about 15-25 messages per day.

How Twitter will affect your phone bill depends on your phone plan, and text messaging allowance. Some people pay a per-message charge of ten cents or more. Some people have an allotted number of text messages monthly. Some (lucky!) people have unlimited text plans. Check your plan to make sure you don't get a huge bill.

A special word of caution for International folks: some carriers (such as Orange) don't charge an international fee to use the Twitter UK number. Others consider it an international number and charge up to .15 per message. Remember to check your phone plan for international rates; be aware that standard messaging rates vary by carrier, and do apply.

  • Print

Comments » 0

Be the first to post a comment!

Share your thoughts

Comments are the sole responsibility of the person posting them. You agree not to post comments that are off topic, defamatory, obscene, abusive, threatening or an invasion of privacy. Violators may be banned. Click here for our full user agreement.

Comments can be shared on Facebook and Yahoo!. Add both options by connecting your profiles.

Features