How to Get Facebook Mobile on a Boost Mobile Phone

by Travis Meyer

If your status is too exciting to wait for when you access your computer, Facebook offers mobile integration for your cellular handset. Compatible with the Boost Mobile network, Facebook allows you to send and receive status updates, as well as post photos taken by your cell phone. How you integrate Facebook on your mobile device depends upon what kind of handset you have. If you're using a smartphone with Boost's mobile Internet browsing plan, you can download the Facebook application. If, on the other hand, you're using a traditional cellular handset with SMS, you can sign-up for Facebook's text-messaging service.

Get Facebook Mobile on Boost Smartphone Handsets

1

Go online to Facebook's Mobile page.

2

Type your email address and Facebook password into the corresponding text-fields and click "Login" to sign-in to your Facebook account.

3

Scroll down and click "Text a link to my phone." It may take up to five minutes to receive the text message from Facebook.

4

Type your Boost Mobile phone number into the text-field and click "Text link to my phone."

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Open the SMS application on your Boost Mobile phone and open the text message sent to you by Facebook. Click the link provided in the text message. This link automatically directs your phone to download the Facebook application. Access the new application by going to your main apps menu and selecting the Facebook icon.

Get Facebook Mobile on Boost Standard Cellular Handset

1

Go online to Facebook's Mobile download page.

2

Type your email address and password into the corresponding text-fields and click "Login" to sign-in to your Facebook account.

3

Scroll down and click "Sign Up for Facebook Text Messages."

4

Select "Boost Mobile" from the drop-down menu and click "Next."

5

Activate your Boost cellular handset, open your SMS application and select the option to create a new SMS.

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Address the SMS to "32665" and type "F" in the message field. Click "Send." Wait a couple of minutes for a reply. The reply contains a confirmation code.

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Type the confirmation code into text-field and click "Confirm."

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Configure your Facebook Mobile settings according to your preferences. For instance, if you want to update your Facebook status with text messages, click the "ON" button bellow "Texts are." If you want to receive text messages of certain friends' status updates, type their name in the text-field beside "Whose status updates should go to my phone." Once you are finished, click "Save Preferences."

9

Update your status by typing it into a new text-message and addressing it to "32665."

About the Author

Travis Meyer is a co-editor at Poor Claudia and Pocket Notes. Also a front-end web developer, he specializes in server-side content management systems, web-based business solutions and graphic design.

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