How to get Meh deals as a daily text message
A couple people have mentioned this and I posted it somewhere but I thought I'd make a thread for it. If, for some reason, you cannot remember to check Meh at midnight, but a text message on your phone would make you remember, you can be notified of each deal every night at midnight.
Meh sends out a tweet of each deal when it goes live.
You do not need a twitter account to do this.
Step 1: Get out your phone.
Step 2: Text "follow wearemeh" to 40404.
Step 3: Wait for reply
Step 4: Text "on wearemeh" to 40404.
If you get a reply that says "Welcome to Twitter! You're now following WeAreMeh and you'll receive their Tweets on your phone." --- you're all set. All of the Meh deals will be sent as a text message to your phone at midnight.
Sample messages will look like this:
" WeAreMeh: Kershaw Shuffle Snow White Knife $7 https://t.co/sIv4rF5f84/s/tdLL "
" WeAreMeh: Built NY Assorted Bundle $5 - $9 https://t.co/AAGuqJFpjx/s/fgjh "
Yup, there's even a handy dandy link for you to click if you use a smartphone.
So now you can be notified when a new Meh deal launches. You can even know what the item is and how much it costs.
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@Ellipse Word! :)
@kc5rbq to your mother
waiting on a deal for a smartphone
And for those international lurkers, here are the SMS shortcodes for Twitter in other countries (carriers):
Korea (LG U+): #1234
Canada (All carriers): 21212
Mexico (Nextel): 6464 (Telcel uses the same code but apparently only supports sending updates to Twitter)
United Kingdom (Orange,O2, 3, Sure (CWC)): 86444
The complete list is at https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170024
Cool, added this info (at least the 1st command) to mehstalker.
@lichme The "Get out your phone" command? :)
@luvche21 Well, I guess the 2nd command lol
@lichme lol I'm so clever!
Anyone else getting spam texts and strange charges on their cellular bill after doing these steps?
@medz No, nobody is.
@medz Yes, everybody is.
@medz Some, some people are.
Was my idea;/ Except it was already functional and doable and Collin was nice enough to explain in another thread how stupid I was when it came to that there tweety thing. Story of my life, my good ideas are already 10 years late.
@Outofmymind You didn't happen to come up with an idea for an e-commerce site that sells one item a day at a deep discount, did you?
@SSteve Next year I will. Edit- Actually I guess now it will be sometime this year.
And if you're in a country that doesn't have Twitter SMS support, you can use their RSS feed, https://meh.com/deals.rss, in combination with something like IFTTT.com to send you a text message (or do many many other things) when that feed gets updated (or up to 15 minutes later, I think).
Oh, I just wrote a python script and put it on my half-@$$ed web server to send me text messages when the new deal comes out. Meh
Guess I should've done a google search before writing my own php script to do the same thing :/
will this work with my flip . . . . er . . . dumb phone?
@Foxborn Yup! Twitter came before the big smartphone explosion, and the 40404 SMS shortcode was a big part of it. The 140 character limit comes from this as well!
@brhfl Wow I was being sarcastic but I learned something (useless LOL) all the same
@Foxborn I used to get weather forecasts all the time by texting GOOGL, wonder if that one still works…
@brhfl Google simply stopped SMS searches in 2013 without warning. It was an easy way to get weather, scores, definitions, even directions until one day: Poof!
@callow I remember weather queries started throwing up errors at some point like 'No results for weather 21702', so I wondered at that point if they were killing it off. But, I couldn't GOOGL it to find out.