Orkut SMS - Post messages via SMS

Note that Orkut SMS is currently only supported in Brazil, by the TIM carrier.

Orkut SMS is a mobile service that lets you tell your Orkut friends what you are up to, at anytime, from anywhere, directly from your mobile device. Even better, this service is completely free. Neither Orkut nor your mobile carrier will charge for any text messages (SMS) you send or receive through Orkut SMS.

With Orkut SMS you can easily post new status updates by sending a text message to 67588 (or "Orkut" on your phone). Your status on Orkut will be immediately updated and your friends will be able to see it in their "Friend updates" section on Orkut.


Supported carriers

Currently, Orkut SMS is supported only in Brazil through TIM. We're working on adding more countries and carriers to the list, so follow the official Orkut blog to stay tuned.


Getting started with Orkut SMS

To start enjoying this free feature, you will first need to verify your phone number with Orkut. Follow the steps below to verify your number and activate Orkut SMS:

  1. Click settings on the top of any Orkut page.
  2. On the "profile" tab, look for the "phone" section and enter your mobile number (including the area code).
  3. You will then receive a verification code on your phone.
  4. Submit this code in the same Orkut settings page, and you're done!

Once you complete the steps above, you will be able to send an SMS with a new status update to 67588 (or "Orkut" on your phone). Have fun!