While I love using my iPhone for Twitter interactions, the old-school mobile way to post updates to Twitter is via SMS text messages.
The steps are simple:
- Connect your cell phone to your Twitter account through the Devices settings. (You do have a Twitter account, right?) You will enter your cell phone number, and Twitter will send you a validation code. Once you receive that on your cell phone, enter it on the Twitter Devices page to show that you got the message.
- Create a new entry in your cell phone contacts list, and call it Twitter. Give it the number 40404.
- From then on, all you need to do to send an update to Twitter is choose it in your cell phone contacts and send a text message. You can send a message of up to 140 characters.
That’s all there is to it. If you have a mobile device that includes email you also can use that function to send your tweets via Twittermail, instead of using SMS.
The smart clients for iPhone (and I assume for Android or Blackberry, though I haven’t used them) enable you to have much more interactivity with Twitter than you can with an old-school wireless phone.
But if old-school is what you have, SMS or Twittermail are good options for mobile tweeting.