Twitter No Longer Sending SMS to Australia…
And not only Australia, but if you are a Twitter user in any country except Canada, USA or India you will, from today, no longer receive Twitter updates via SMS on your mobile phone. Twitter has announced that for financial reasons it is no longer able to offer this service. Mobile operators charge Twitter for the SMS messages it sends out so, unless a deal can be reached with the telcos, Twitter cannot continue to fund the forwarding of messages.
It is such a pity that since Twitter has become so popular as a means of micro-blogging and conversing, that many thousands will now lose the ability to keep up with their friend’s Tweets when away from the computer. Only those fortunate enough to have PDAs or mobile phones with web capability will be able to continue to follow Twitter’s Tweets while on the go.
Surely someone will replace this service with a paid version, let’s hope the price will be reasonable and Twitterers worldwide will once again be kept up to date via Twitter.