DriveBC Twitter Feeds via SMS
You now have the option of receiving DriveBC Traveller Information via text messages
(SMS) on your mobile phone. You need to have a Twitter account and a mobile phone with one of the
major mobile service providers in Canada or the U.S. You can select which feeds you want
sent out and select the time of day that you want to receive them.
for how to sign up for a new Twitter account via SMS
(the Twitter shortcode for Canada is 21212)
for how to add your phone to your existing Twitter account via SMS
Popular Twitter SMS commands:
- ON: turns ALL your authorized Twitter updates and notifications on.
- OFF, STOP, QUIT, END, CANCEL or UNSUBSCRIBE: turns ALL phone notifications off.
- ON [username]: turns on notifications for a specific person on your phone. Example:
- OFF [username]: turns off notifications for a specific person on your phone. Example:
- FOLLOW [username]: allows you to start following a specific user, as well as receive SMS
notifications. Example: FOLLOW jerry, or f jerry, for short.
- UNFOLLOW [username]: allows you to stop following a specific user.
- LEAVE [username]: this command allows you to stop receiving SMS notifications for a specific user
without having to unfollow them. When you log into twitter.com from the web you will still see this user's
updates in your timeline. Example:LEAVE benfu, or l benfu, for short.
A few notes on Twitter SMS commands:
- Using ON/OFF [username]
from your phone only stops notifications coming to your mobile phone; you'll
still collect a person's updates on the web since you're still following them.
- Use BLOCK [username] to block a user via SMS.
- The following commands perform the same actions:
- Following someone from a phone for the first time will also cause you to follow them on the web.
- You don't have to use ON/OFF [username]
from your phone, you can also set individual notifications
from a person's profile page on the web, or check your following page and manage all phone
notification settings there.
Click here for more detailed
information regarding Twitter’s SMS service