Twitter resurrects SMS update service with Vodafone

Twitter has resurrected its SMS service after striking a deal with Vodafone to enable its customers to send and receive text updates.

Vodafone customers will be able to receive for free SMS updates of messages sent directly to them on Twitter. They will also be able to send their tweets, or updates, to Twitter, as part of their existing text-messaging bundle.

The deal comes seven months after Twitter dropped SMS updates due to high costs (, 15.08.08).

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone suggested agreements could be made with other operators.

He said in a blog post, “Twitter will continue to make arrangements with operators around the world so hopefully your country and your mobile provider will be next.”

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