Personally I’ve never been one to understand all the hype surrounding the social networking craze, Facebook and Myspace have all passed me by but now if you are really into your “tweets”, @replies and you’re a Vodafone UK customer it’s your lucky day.
Twitter and Vodafone have team up to offer UK customers updates via the SMS service. This means that you will be able to receive text messages from people that you have chosen to follow via SMS and also send text messages to a short code (86444) for their “tweets”, @replies, or to follow people on the go.
The service is going to start off free for the first few weeks of the launch, after this it will become part of your bundle. After the free period normal charges will apply to customers without bundles but text message updates sent from Twitter will be free.
“We are delighted to be the only operator in the UK today to offer Twitter on SMS to our customers,” says Al Russell, Head of Vodafone Internet services at Vodafone UK. “Since we made social networks on the move both simple to use and great value, customers have flocked to using these services which have exploded in popularity.”
Twitter seems to be going from strength to strength, with many celebrities using the social networking craze to keep their fans up to date with their daily lives and it is already one of the most popular social networks in the world. This agreement with Vodafone is sure to boost the popularity of both companies.
Via this Vodafone announcement.
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