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Update Twitter from your Iridium satellite phone SMS or XGate Email

Update Twitter from your Iridium satellite phone SMS or XGate Email

Use Twitter with your Iridium satellite phone – or XGate satellite phone email account

Twitter only continues to grow as a way to update family and friends with your travels and adventures – in 140 character bursts. While many of our customers like blogging in detail using Sailblogs with their Iridium or Inmarsat satellite phones, Twitter is great for short updates. It’s easy and inexpensive to update your Twitter feed using your Iridium 9555 satellite phone. Follow the steps and you’ll be tweeting soon:

Twitter from your Iridium Satellite Phone

Step 1 – Before you travel

Before you depart for your trip, visit Twittermail.com and allow this website to access your existing Twitter account. You will be given a unique email address (xxxxxx@twittermail.com) which you will use to send your Twitter updates from the satellite phone.

You might want to test the set-up before your trip, so turn on your satellite phone, go outside and register it in the Iridium network and proceed to Step 2. (Don’t have an Iridium or Inmsarsat phone yet? Get one in our satellite phone store at globalmarinenet.com.)

Step 2 – During your travel

Send an email message from your Iridium phone to the Twittermail.com email address. Here is how to do this:

Create a new text message (SMS) on your Iridium phone.
Enter the following in the message body: your Twittermail address[space]Twitter message. For example, “xxxxxx@twittermail.com Just arrived in port. Fair winds the whole way!” Don’t forget about the 140-symbol limit for any Twitter update.
When asked for the recipient phone number, enter *2. Proceed to sending the message. You’re done — your message should appear on your Twitter page within minutes.

Twitter Via XGate Satellite Phone Email
Of course you can send your Tweets from your XGate satellite phone email service as well, to supplement the convenience of having satellite phone email. Similar to sending an SMS, simply enter the following in the message body: your Twittermail address[space]Twitter message. For example, “xxxxxx@twittermail.com Just arrived in port. Fair winds the whole way!” Don’t forget about the 140-symbol limit for any Twitter update.

Good luck!


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