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Remember my post about smartphones vs dumbphones?


Well. My need for twitter led me to find a way to tweet on my dear 2,000 kenya shilling alcatel OT 305. (Why these phones are called OT i do not know, as no Otieno would be caught dead with one.)


With reference to the smartphones vs dumbphones post, I am getting smartphone cravings. Especially at this time when the Ideos phone is all the rage.

The solution is Safaricom’s Tweet to Text, (or is it text to tweet.)

Niko Na Safaricom ( I am with Safaricom ) so the experience here describes the process from a Safaricom point of view. However, if you are on airtel, text +40404

The system uses USSD, an SMS push-pull system, where you query twitter with keywords and in this case, are charged at standard SMS rates.

  1. STEP ONE: Send an SMS with the…

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