How I tweet from a phone

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There are a number of J2ME Twitter clients out there. Some good, some bad. Some lack options and deemed expensive to run on pay-as-you-go tariff. Loading a friends timeline without a limit takes time and so it becomes "Wait And Pay" wap scenario.

The advantage of using a client to tweet is obviously quicker and cheaper than to send a tweet via text.

jibjib is an open source J2ME Twitter client. Minimum requirements are only CLDC 1.0 and MIDP 1.0. If your phone is Symbian based (Can play java games) and is made sometime after 2001 it should work. I'm guessing 2001 because CLDC 1.0 and MIDP 1.0 had a final release date in 2000. Note: some beta versions of jibjib may require newer versions.

jibjib is very small being only 30-40 KB. You can download timelines. Set a timeline length, @reply easily and setup gateways.

Download the Jad or Jar from and install it on your phone. Open options and set your username & password in setup. After that your ready to tweet.

Another client I have tried is freeware Abiro Jitter. Requiring CLDC 1.0 and MIDP 1.0. It works well for sending tweets. Sadly though it doesn't have a timeline download limit.

The alternative to a client is opening a page with your browser. There are sites that allow twitter access by wap. They work well and you dont have to install anything.

Try opening:
Some will keep you logged in so you wont have to enter your username and password again. All you have to do is bookmark the page.

For anymore clients and pages see
Happy tweeting.

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