Twitter SMS Problem: Direct Messages Always Comes in Two's
March 7, 2008 8:41 AM   Subscribe

I use Twitter and have direct messages sent to my phone. Any time someone send me one message, I get two SMS messages on my phone. I hate that. How can I make it stop?
posted by abbyladybug to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Have you tried unsubscribing and re-subscribing after a few hours?
posted by beaucoupkevin at 10:16 AM on March 7, 2008

That happens to me too and I hate it. It's because Twitter insists on including instructions "reply d [username] hi" and so on. If a tweet is short enough, you will only get 1 SMS. I've tested this because I am completely annoyed by the silly 1-2 line SMS that always comes after a director.

Unfortunately, I don't think it can be helped unless Twitter changes that functionality.
posted by GS1977 at 10:48 AM on March 7, 2008

Response by poster: Have have not tried this thing, but so far, I haven't talked to anyone who has not had this be a problem. I was just wondering if there was any way around it.
posted by abbyladybug at 10:50 AM on March 7, 2008

Well, I just submitted a request to Twitter about the issue. Maybe you should do that too?
posted by GS1977 at 11:26 AM on March 7, 2008

Response by poster: OK, just unhitched phone from Twitter. Readded. Test message. The short one sent only one message. The long one (140 characters) sent two. Lame!
posted by abbyladybug at 3:59 PM on March 7, 2008

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