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I usually keep SMS for most messages off, but would like to get @reply messages so I don't miss out on any conversation opportunities. Twitter is blocked on the PCs at work, so I will often notice an @reply 8-10 hours after it is sent.

Is this possible with Twitter or a third-party server (minimal payment is OK.) ?

(This question has some good general answers, if you dont' want SMS: http://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/106/be-notified-of-messages-on-twitter )

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The following site gives one way to do it.

Get Twitter @replies to your cell phone

There are several ways to forward @replies to your phone and most involve following the RSS or using the twitter (streaming) API to forward messages.

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One of my Twitter contacts, @Navarr, developed a service called txtMyName that does what you're looking for, and it's designed for use via SMS. I think you still have to contact him for an invitation, or you can see if the default access code at the app's website works.

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It isn't SMS, but if you have an iPhone, there is an app called Boxcar ( http://boxcar.io/ ) that is really useful for getting push notifications on various events, including twitter @ replies.

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