Free Baseball Text Message Alerts for your Cell Phone

As we all know (or should know) the 2008 MLB season is underway. Of course with most of the opening games taking place early during the day, it may be hard for some of us to keep up. I have recently discovered a site which can help Fantasy fanatics and sports fans everywhere (like me, I’m a big Yankees fan and found this site while trying to get scores for opening day game). This is a site provided by 4INFO.net that basically sends free baseball and sports text messages to your phone regarding score changes, inning-by-inning updates, player stats etc. (it also has other features like weather, news and other sports updates like March Madness, NBA). What makes this so great though is that unlike mlb.com’s text message updates (which are also free from the TeamTXT page), the user has more options to pick what they want—instead of just score and team news, a person can also choose lead changes, inning by inning etc. To sign up for this service from 4INFO all you need to do is create a free account with your email, cell phone number and carrier and phone type (RAZR, iPhone etc.), and then set up the updates you want. Mlb.com’s offer is similar but there you’ll need to only enter your cell phone number and team.

Just something to keep in mind: while these services are free from their respective companies, they do send text messages which cost money. This means that if you want something like score changes, then you should get a big texting plan because you never know how many runs will score in a game (remember last year’s 30-3 Texas vs Baltimore game), also if you want to stop the messages, at any time you could reply stop or stop all to a message sent to you. To get a texting plan may cost more money based on your wireless carrier, and you should check to make sure it is what you want before you buy it and sign up.

Enjoy and Go Yankees 🙂

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Example of 4Info from Yesnetwork.com

 

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Posted on March 31, 2008, in Cell Phones and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I’ve used this service before. It’s a very good way to stay in tune with the game even when I can’t be. I agree, have a texting plan with unlimited or a large number per month. I have unlimited, so I never have to worry, but it sure would suck to “strike out” with a huge cell bill.

    Thanks,
    Bill Clanton
    http://www.mymobiminder.com

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