New Twitter Instant Notifications for iPhone = Battery Killer?

Twitter calls the new feature in the Twitter for iPhone app:

Instant Notifications

It can provide updates of “mentions” of your tweets (use your @username in a Twitter uttering) either via SMS or a push notification on your iPhone. I call it something different: battery killer. An active Twitter user who interacts with a lot of other Twitter users are going to get “mentioned” a lot. For some people, this might range from dozens to hundreds of mentions per day. Imagine receiving additional dozens to hundreds of addtiional text messages (non-iPhone) or push notifications (iPhone) per day.

My strategy is to check if anyone mentioned me (usually in response to something I said or telling me something) a couple of times per day on the desktop or using a Twitter phone app.

Twitter 3.2.1 (iTunes App Store)