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Re: Twitter text messages not working
« Reply #80 on: April 26, 2020, 12:58:52 AM »
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Re: Twitter text messages not working
« Reply #81 on: April 26, 2020, 12:59:37 AM »
Any idea how much heroku and twillio would cost for 400 messages per month (ie: for one person to sign up to get notifications)?

i'm testing the app if its still work, as its from 2015

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Re: Twitter text messages not working
« Reply #83 on: April 26, 2020, 01:01:18 AM »
Would this work?

https://www.dansdeals.com/more/site-announcements/twitter-kills-off-sms-notifications-posting-countries-deletes-sms-followers-without-providing-warning/#comment-1465493
I have IFTTT to email set up, it works fine except that it only checks for new posts every 15 minutes.

It's a great free option, though. Plus when I'm at my computer I get chrome notifications which are instant.
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Re: Twitter text messages not working
« Reply #84 on: April 26, 2020, 01:03:04 AM »
Any idea how much heroku and twillio would cost for 400 messages per month (ie: for one person to sign up to get notifications)?

each sms cost 0.0075
Number cost 1.00 a month

so for 400 msg it will cost:
400X 0.0075 = $3

so $4 a month

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Re: Twitter text messages not working
« Reply #85 on: April 26, 2020, 01:04:13 AM »
each sms cost 0.0075
Number cost 1.00 a month

so for 400 msg it will cost:
400X 0.0075 = $3

so $4 a month
Not bad. You also have to be techy enough to set it up for yourself.
If you save $4 a month on tissues you'll already break even :D

Will you need to pay for heroku or is the free account enough?
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Re: Twitter text messages not working
« Reply #86 on: April 26, 2020, 01:06:19 AM »
Would this work?

https://www.dansdeals.com/more/site-announcements/twitter-kills-off-sms-notifications-posting-countries-deletes-sms-followers-without-providing-warning/#comment-1465493

yes it works but only ones in 15 min

how about dansdeals sending emails at post?

then you can forward the email to google voice email address

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Re: Twitter text messages not working
« Reply #87 on: April 26, 2020, 01:06:41 AM »
Will you need to pay for heroku or is the free account enough?

checking this..

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Re: Twitter text messages not working
« Reply #88 on: April 26, 2020, 01:07:15 AM »
yes it works but only ones in 15 min

how about dansdeals sending emails at post?

then you can forward the email to google voice email address
Walk me through exactly how to do that?
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Re: Twitter text messages not working
« Reply #89 on: April 26, 2020, 01:11:06 AM »
Walk me through exactly how to do that?
Make an account with IFTTT, and create a recipe (I think now they call them applets?) like this:


You will probably need to connect/verify your email account. I set it up years ago so I'm sure the step by step is different but I can write it up tomorrow if you want.

Looks like there will be a way to share a link with all the config if I redo it in their new interface. I take that back. It used to work but I guess they got rid of that feature :(
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Re: Twitter text messages not working
« Reply #90 on: April 26, 2020, 01:14:59 AM »
Can IFTTT pull from Telegram or Twitter? Would that be faster than RSS?
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Re: Twitter text messages not working
« Reply #91 on: April 26, 2020, 01:18:47 AM »
Can IFTTT pull from Telegram or Twitter? Would that be faster than RSS?
Yes, yes, and I don't know. Anyone want to try it?
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Re: Twitter text messages not working
« Reply #92 on: April 26, 2020, 01:19:49 AM »
Can IFTTT pull from Telegram or Twitter? Would that be faster than RSS?

dan are you actually posting on twitter and telegram? i thought its automatic.

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Re: Twitter text messages not working
« Reply #93 on: April 26, 2020, 01:21:53 AM »
FWIW IFTTT has a wordpress connection. You need to log in to your wordpress account to use it. Does anyone have a wordpress blog and want to see if they can set it up so new posts get instantly emailed to a specific address? Then maybe we can work out a way to autoforward those emails to sms.
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Re: Twitter text messages not working
« Reply #94 on: April 26, 2020, 01:24:10 AM »
dan are you actually posting on twitter and telegram? i thought its automatic.
Browser push and TG has a radio button WP plugin.
Twitter and FB is manual posting.
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Re: Twitter text messages not working
« Reply #95 on: April 26, 2020, 01:27:08 AM »
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Re: Twitter text messages not working
« Reply #96 on: April 26, 2020, 01:28:35 AM »
Browser push and TG has a radio button WP plugin.
Twitter and FB is manual posting.
Is there a plugin for instant email notifications? People could then use IFTTT to forward those emails to sms (or even to call them and read the email out loud!)
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Re: Twitter text messages not working
« Reply #97 on: April 26, 2020, 01:29:28 AM »
Is there a plugin for instant email notifications? People could then use IFTTT to forward those emails to sms (or even to call them and read the email out loud!)
NAFAIK
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Re: Twitter text messages not working
« Reply #98 on: April 26, 2020, 01:29:52 AM »
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Re: Twitter text messages not working
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