PocketNews® Alerts


With PocketNews, you can subscribe to receive regular SMS Alerts to your compatible Telstra mobile on news and information that is relevant to you and your lifestyle. Receive quarter-by-quarter scores for your favourite AFL team, find out how well the waves are breaking at your favourite spot, and much more.

Alerts are charged at 30c per SMS message.
You will be charged 30c for each SMS sent to you and that you send to subscribe and unsubscribe to PocketNews Alerts.

Once subscribed, you will continue to receive messages until your subscription is cancelled by you.

Some Alerts may contain links to the Telstra mobile site. Standard browsing data charges may apply to customers who click on these links.

Please view the full Terms & Conditions relating to this service here.

How do I set up Alerts?
There are three easy methods to set up PocketNews Alerts:
1. Via the 'My Alerts' link on the Telstra 'My' tab on your compatible Telstra mobile phone.
2. By sending a code (as per table below) to 176 on your Telstra mobile, or
3. Via the PocketNews Alerts website.

1. Subscribe via the Telstra 'My' tab on your compatible Telstra mobile phone.

Go to the Telstra 'My' tab on your compatible Telstra mobile. You’ll find the 'My Alerts' link on the list of menu items. Click on the 'My Alerts link', choose the Alert you wish to subscribe to and then follow the prompts.

2. Send a code to 176 on most Telstra mobiles

You can set up Alerts on your phone by simply sending an SMS to the number 176 containing an Alert activation code. For example, to get an SMS sent to you every morning with the weather forecast in Sydney, send “on.wea.syd” to 176.

For a full list of Alerts content and codes, click on the list below:

Select a Content Category:

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3. Setup Alerts online now.

Setting up Alerts via the web provides the same flexibility offered from most compatible Telstra mobile phones, such as the ability to personalise SMS delivery times. When setting up or accessing Alerts via the web you will be required to login and register your mobile phone number.
To set up an Alert online, click here.

How often will I receive Alerts?

Select an Alert Content Category above, and that will tell you how often an Alert will be sent to you.

How do I unsubscribe from Alerts?

You may cancel your subscription to PocketNews Alerts:

1. Via the 'My Alerts' link on the Telstra 'My' tab on compatible Telstra mobile phones,
2. By sending the code for the Alert (as per table above) but replacing 'ON' with 'OFF' to 176 on your Telstra mobile,
3. Via the PocketNews Alerts website, or
4. By dialling 125 111 or 125 8880 for prepaid. (Call charges apply.)

For more information or for customer service call Telstra on 125 111 or 125 8880 for prepaid. (Call charges apply.)

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