Airtel Customers can now access Twitter from their mobile phones for free of cost for three months. All you need to do is access Twitter from mobile.twitter.com from your GPRS enabled handsets or use SMS shortcode 53000 to signup for Twitter to receive and send tweets. Existing Twitter users can now view their timeline, find and follow accounts, post new Tweets, see Tweets, and re-tweet for free on Airtel from now till 1st March 2012.
To Create a new Twitter Account via SMS
SMS START to 53000, upon receiving reply – SMS SIGNUP to 53000. Next, type a username (unique and less than 15 characters) and send that to 53000. Once Twitter approves your username, you will get a confirmation message, prompting you to SMS a chosen password to 53000. On completion of this process, your Twitter account will be created. Sign up is only required if a user wants to tweet.
To Follow a Twitter Account
SMS Follow to 53000 to receive updates from a specific user. Users can follow others on Twitter on SMS even without having a Twitter account of their own
Customers who're new to Twitter can choose to sign up using their mobile number – or even subscribe to celebrity Twitter updates via SMS alerts.
Happy Tweeting !!!
Note: Data charges may apply, if customers use third party URL's to access Twitter from their Airtel Mobile phone.
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