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Six great ways to get more from SMS and your phone

Tips and tools to get more from texting

Text messaging isn't just kid's stuff anymore. Use these amazing online tools to turn any SMS-capable phone into a productivity powerhouse.

4. Keep tabs on friends

Fans of Twitter, the micro-blogging service that lets others know what you're doing at this very minute, will find SMS virtually indispensable for sending and receiving updates.

Start by configuring your Twitter account to support text messaging: click the Settings link and then click Phone & IM. Follow the instructions to enable your phone, then set Device Updates to 'on'. While you're at it, click the Notices option and set 'sleep' hours so you're not bothered by new messages all through the night.

To receive text-message updates from your friends and family, set Device Updates to 'on' for each person. To broadcast your own updates straight from your phone, text your messages to 40404.

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  2. Tracking your deliveries and calories by text
  3. Composing SMS messages by voice
  4. Keep tabs on friends
  5. Transfer files to your phone
  6. Archive your messages


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