Salty Dogz Agility has a real-time notification using Twitter – and you don’t even need to be a Twitter member! https://twitter.com/saltydogzutah is for those who want to directly use Twitter.
But, don’t worry, you don’t need to make a Twitter account or download the App to see these messages!
To see Twitter messages on your phone as regular text messages, simply go to a New Message screen on your phone. Enter the phone number 40404. (This is the Twitter universal phone number)
In the text box, type FOLLOW @SALTYDOGZUTAH
Make sure to leave a SPACE between FOLLOW or OFF and the @twitteraddress. This turns the text into a COMMAND + ADDRESS rather than having it look like an email address.
You should almost immediately see a response saying “You’re now following @saltydogzutah. Their Tweets will be sent to you. Send OFF @saltydogzutah to stop.”
This new system means that YOU are in control of what notifications you get on your phone. If you would like to turn these notices on and off when you have events coming up, you can do so.
You can also sign up for multiple Twitter accounts, and they will all show up in the same message area. So now you can get snow forecasts, presidential tweets, your best friends notices and many more, without signing up for an account or needing a password.
And if you don’t want to be woken up with each tweet coming into your phone, it’s recommended to MUTE this number. Click on the i in the top right corner, then select DO NOT DISTURB (for iPhones anyway!)