Free Facebook SMS Alerts

Telstra brings free SMS alerts to Facebook social networking consumers

Telstra today announced the launch of what is said to be Australia’s first SMS service that allows customers to receive free SMS notifications from Facebook, giving Telstra customers the ability to communicate, and share information via text messages.

Telstra Consumer Executive Director, Jenny Young, said the new SMS notification service extended the power of Facebook, enabling users to stay connected to the people and things that matter most to them.

“From today, our mobile customers can sign up to receive free SMS notifications every time a friend updates Facebook, including news on wall posts, comments, invites and messages. They can also send a SMS to reply to a notification or create a new SMS to update their profile, which will be charged at the standard SMS rate as per their mobile plan.”

The service is available on any Telstra pre-paid and post-paid mobile. Customers can tailor and prioritise their text notifications including selecting the regularity and number of messages they receive each day, as well as the times they wish to receive the messages.