Mobile TXT Alerts

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I have configured my tracker scripts to automatically update Twitter feeds whenever specific units come in stock. This means you can receive Mobile/TXT Alerts on your phone!

Please read through this entire page; it explains all the information needed to receive mobile TXT alerts.

  1. The ONLY products with Mobile Alerts are:
    1. Zhu Zhu Pets
    2. Zhu Zhu Pets Accessories
    3. Mindflex
  2. The ONLY stores with Twitter Alerts are marked with a Twitter Icon () on the tracker page.
  3. Alerts are separate by product, meaning you will only receive Zhu Zhu Pets alerts if you sign up for Zhu Zhu Pets alerts and Zhu Zhu Accessories alerts if you only sign up for Zhu Zhu Accessories Alerts. Sign up for more than one to receive more than one.

If you are familiar with Twitter already, the account/profile names are as follows:

This alert process via Twitter is only serving a limited number of Zhu Zhu items being tracked, but be assured they are the most popular ones. Again, the ONLY stores that will be sent via Twitter are marked with this icon: ()

Please read all instructions thoroughly to ensure proper delivery of the Mobile In Stock alerts.

Twitter Set Up Instructions:

  1. Signup for a Twitter Account if you do not already have one.
  2. On the "Are your friends on Twitter?" page click "Skip" in the upper right above the numbers.
  3. Inside Twitter, click on "Settings" in the upper right.
  4. Under your screen name, click on "Mobile".
  5. Add your mobile phone number and follow the instructions to VERIFY your phone.
  6. Refresh the "Mobile" page ensuring that Notifications are set to "On".
  7. In the upper right, click on "Home".
  8. Now we will subscribe to the products you would like to be alerted about:
    for Zhu Zhu Pets go here: http://twitter.com/zhuzhuinstock
    for Zhu Zhu Pets Accessories go here: http://twitter.com/zhuzhuaccessory
    for Mindflex go here: http://twitter.com/mindflexinstock
  9. Click the "Follow" button under the name/icon for the account you want to follow.
  10. Click the tiny Phone icon next to "Following" to turn on SMS alerts.
  11. That is all!
  12. To verify to be safe: Click "Home" at the top right, click "Following" in the right hand side column. You should then see the names of the accounts you are following, and Settings column should have the tiny Mobile Icon should be set to "On".

Alert Usage:

Now that you are all squared away with Twitter, you should receive alerts to your mobile phone or instant messenger as soon as I notice stock available. Granted, I can not guarantee speed or even success via this system. However, this system has proved super successful for Wii's. Now, when you receive an alert via:

Mobile Phone/TXT Alerts
Head to a computer as quickly as possible, and enter the URL included in TXT alert. This will take you directly to the product that is in stock.

If you are one of the lucky people with an iPhone or other smart phone, you may just have to click on the URL to buy right from your device.

Instant Messenger Alerts
When you receive an alert via your instant messenger client, just click on the tiny URL within the message and you will be taken directly to the store where the product is in stock.

UNSUBSCRIBE:
To unsubscribe from alerts, login into your Twitter account and click on "Following". Click remove next to my account name. All done! Simple, hence why I have chosen to use Twitter!


Why Twitter?

I am using Twitter for two reasons. One, they have the capacity and infrastructure to push mobile and instant message alerts to many people at once. Secondly, it gives users unprecedented control of the alerts. It is a third-party application that allows users the ability to unsubscribe from my notifications with the click of a button. Hence, the subscriptions are basically managed via Twitter's system, not mine. This puts you the user in control. I feel this is one of the best usages of Twitter out there. Expect more and more people to be doing the same type of thing in the near future.

If you have any concerns, suggestions or questions, please feel free to use my contact form.

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