For the past several weeks, people who are subscribed to DansDeals SMS deal notifications via 40404 (Twitter fast follow without having a Twitter account) have been having problems getting notifications. This problem affects SMS notifications for all Twitter accounts. You can file a ticket with Twitter support, but they don’t seem to be in any rush to fix it.
Here are a few alternate options.
1. Twitter desktop site:
Step 1: Signup for a free Twitter account. (Once you setup this quick process there will be no need to visit Twitter if you don’t want to.)
Step 2: Click here to customize SMS messages.
You’ll need to verify your cell phone number.
Then be sure to check “Tweets from people you’ve enabled for mobile notifications.”
If you don’t want to be bothered at night then also be sure to turn off updates during any hours that you can specify.
Be sure to click to save these changes to your account.
Step 3: Click here to go to the @DansDeals page. Click on the follow button and then click on the 3 vertical dots next to the follow button and click on “turn on mobile notifications” in order to get a text message whenever there’s a new deal posted on DansDeals.com
You can always turn off mobile notifications in the future from the same menu.
If you change cell phone providers you may need to undo this process and do it again from scratch to re-enable text message alerts.
2. Twitter app push notifications:
Step 2: Search for DansDeals and click on follow.
Step 4: Click on the drop down settings menu and then on “settings and privacy.”
Step 4: Click on “Notifications” and then on “push notifications.”
Step 5: Enable push notifications for Tweets from people you follow. DansDeals should now should up in this section.
3. In-browser push notifications.
When you first visit DansDeals.com you should have the option to be notified of new posts. If you said “No thanks” you can still turn them on by clicking on the Secure icon in your browser’s URL bar and then editing the notifications settings:
4. Telegram notifications:
After a lengthy battle with a squatter, we finally got the rights to use the DansDeals channel on Telegram. That took us going to Apple and then Apple’s lawyers telling Telegram to give us the name or else their app would be deleted, but that’s a story for another time…
Step 2: Follow the @DansDeals channel and enable notifications.
What is your preferred method to receive notifications?