SMS

Register your mobile; the name your want to use and your location; post and automatically exchange public or private messages with others; do all these things, on the go, using Next2 SMS.

Once you understand how Next2 works, it’s pretty easy to create your account, change your account settings and post/exchange content with others using our SMS text messaging service.

SMS Quick Guide

Start your text message with a one of our nine SMS commands to tell Next2 how to process your text message.  If Next2 understands your message the software replies with a confirmation text. If you send a text message that is not understood, Next2 replies with a text message asking you to try again.

reg (+ name + location)

Start your text message with reg followed by name and location to register your mobile, create a Next2 identity with the name provided, at location provided with a default sharing circle of 10 kilometers around your location.

loc (+ location)

Start your text message with loc followed by your location (street, city, state or country).  Next2 places your identity at the location and sets a sharing circle around that location.

srad (+ #)

Start your text message with srad followed by (# number) to set the size of your sharing circle in kilometers around you location.

4 (+ identity + message)

Start your text message with 4 followed by identity followed by your message to send a direct text message to another subscriber using their Next2 subscriber name.

get (+ identity)

Start your text message with get followed by identity.  Next2 will send back a text message(s) with a list of keywords that created by the Next2 user.

get (+ identity + keyword)

Start your text message with get followed by identity followed by keyword.  Next2 will send back a text message(s) with the information the user provided about the keyword subject.

addp (+ purpose word (want have or discuss) + keyword + message)

Start your text message with addp followed by purpose word (want have or discuss) followed by keyword or phrase that works with purpose word and your message to post a message for public exchange. The message will also appear at your Next2 web page (http://m.next2.us/identity) and it Next2′s browse by Topics section.

addpp (+ purpose word (want have or discuss) + keyword + message)

Start your text message with addpp followed by purpose word (want have or discuss) followed by keyword or phrase that works with purpose word and your message to post a message for private exchange. The message will NOT appear at your Next2 web page or in Topics and will only be exchanged with others that match your addpp post.

unreg

Text the word unreg and Next2 unregisters your mobile and deletes your account and all your content. You can start your account again by texting reg + name + location to our shortcode.

Basic Account Settings

Use the five SMS commands below to start and stop your account, direct text other users and update your location and/or size of your sharing circle around your location.

Basic Account Settings SMS Commands
Start Follow Example Definition
reg name location reg Robert Nairobi Kenya Starts account with mobile, name and location provide with sharing circle of 10 kilometers.
loc location loc Nairobi Kenya Update your location.
srad # srad 25 Increase or decrease the size of your sharing circle.
4 identity 4 Robert can we meet today? Send a direct text message to another user.
unreg unreg  Stop the service and delete all your content.

The get command

Next2′s get command turns a Next2 identity into a SMS auto-reply messaging service.

Get SMS Commands
Start Follow Example Definition
get identity get Next2 This commands return a text message(s) listing the get keywords that work with the Next2 identity
identity + keyword get Next2 about This command returns the Next2 about file as a text message

Unregistered users are registered for the Next2 service.  They receive a text message that contains their Next2 identity and a password. Registered users can log-in to Next2′s mobile web and use Next2′s SMS command

The identity of users that send your identity a get requests is stored online in the Message section of your Next2 account

Adding Public Content

Next2′s addp (add post) SMS command posts public content for automatic exchange with others based on common location, overlap of sharing circle and use of purpose word and topic keywords.  Content posted using the addp command appears at your Next2 web page and in the Next2 Topics section of our web site.

Adding Public Content SMS Commands
Start Purpose Topic Example
addp
want keyword/phrase addp want car I am interested in buying a user car
have keyword/phrase addp have car used honda for sale, good condition low miles text me for details
discuss keyword/phrase addp discuss skiing I am interested in talking with others about skiing in this area.

Adding Private Content

Next2′s addpp (add private post) SMS command post private content for automatic exchange with others based on common location, overlap of sharing circle and use of purpose word and topic keyword.  Addpp posts are only matched and exchanged with other addpp posts and your content is NOT posted publicly to your Next2 web page or to the Topics section of the Next2 web site..

Adding Private Content SMS Commands
Start Purpose Topic Example
addpp
want keyword/phrase addpp want apartment I am seeking an apartment in town for short term lease.
have keyword/phrase addp have apartment I have apartment for rent non smoker older professional.
discuss keyword/phrase addp discuss stalking I really need to speak with someone about a bog stalker.

 

The help command

Next2′s help command provides instructions about how to use any Next2 command.

Help SMS Commands
Start Follow Example Definition
help
This commands returns instructions on how to obtain help using Next2 SMS command.
Command help addp You can follow the help command with a specific Next2 SMS command to receive a text message about how to use that command.