Its not always possible to catch your Twitter updates/mentions or direct messages while you are travelling or in area that has poor 3g connectivity. That’s why it makes more sense to subscribe to Free SMS Notifications for all mentions, so that you get them and see when you feel.
Twitter has now announced that whenever an account that you follow mentions you, you’ll immediately receive a notification. You’ll know who is talking to or about you on Twitter, and you’ll be able to continue the conversation in real-time.
To get started with free sms on your phone, turn on SMS notifications by going to twitter.com/devices and tick mark all options under “Text message notifications” and select your carrier along with your phone number.
Note: To activate, you will have to send a Text message to a defined number with shown text.
You can customize sms notifications to anything that suits you: like what time of the day, and things like “set mentions all’ to turn on notifications for @mentions from everyone, rather than just those whom you follow.