Canada’s Rogers Wireless has resumed SMS services for the Twitter micro-blogging platform. The feature is free for customers on text messaging plans.
"Our text messaging partnership with Twitter is the latest way Rogers is helping our customers to connect and stay up-to-date on their wireless device," said John Boynton, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Rogers Wireless. "Rogers was first to enable Twitter through a wireless browser and we're excited to now provide Twitter by SMS as well."
"We're thrilled to be working with Canada's largest wireless provider," said Kevin Thau, Twitter's Director of Mobile Business Development. "Twitter is a real-time messaging service for sharing and discovering what's happening - right now. By partnering with Rogers Wireless, customers using Twitter can now view, post and reply to messages, ensuring the application stays affordable and true to its real-time nature,” according to Cellular News.
Customers will benefit from all features of Twitter. They can send and receive tweens and will have the ability to follow new people and reply to updates. A similar service is offered by Vodafon in the UK.