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Telstra first with free Facebook notifications

Facebook fanatics who also happen to be Telstra mobile customers can now receive Facebook notifications via SMS to their Next G handset for free.

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Facebook fanatics who also happen to be Telstra mobile customers can now receive Facebook notifications for free, and can update their profiles or reply to comments for the cost of a standard SMS.

Telstra is the first Australian network operator to support this Facebook feature. Users can choose what notifications to receive from a list of direct message types including comments on status updates and photos, wall posts, pokes and friend invites. Receiving any of these messages is free to the user. However, the standard SMS rate as per the customer's contract applies for replying to any of these messages or updating the user's current status.

Telstra customers interested in Facebook SMS messages need to text "fb" to 019832665. But don't forget that this message, plus every other message you send to this number, will cost you money.