Starting today till 1st March 2012 Airtel mobile customers can enjoy free access to Twitter via mobile.twitter.com, and can also use SMS shortcode 53000 to sign up for Twitter and even Tweet or receive tweets from specified users.
Existing Twitter users can now view their timeline, find and follow accounts, post new Tweets, see Tweets mentioning them, and reply to other users and retweet their Tweets all for free on Airtel from now till 1st March 2012.
Ways to enjoy free Twitter access on Airtel till 1st March 2012.
• Twitter mobile website
Visit mobile.twitter.com (with or without GPRS subscription), follow simple sign up process by entering your mobile number and start using!
• Create new account on Twitter on 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
• Follow specific Twitter users on SMS
To receive updates from a specific user, SMS ‘Follow ’ to 53000. Users can follow others on Twitter on SMS even without having a Twitter account of their own
Those new to Twitter can choose to sign up using their mobile number – or even subscribe to celebrity Twitter updates via SMS alerts.