Airtel users can access Twitter mobile for free
Airtel now offers free access to Twitter’s mobile version. Airtel users can enjoy Twitter services on http://mobile.twitter.com without incurring additional data usage charges. This offer is valid till March 1, 2012. Users will also be able to get Twitter updates via SMS for free. While Twitter usage will be free, opening other links shared by Twitter users will incur normal data usage charges. Airtel will alert users whenever they navigate away from Twitter to a different website.
Customers are allowed to sign up for Twitter and receive SMS updates of specific users even if they haven’t activated GPRS. This can be done by typing in the 53000 code on their mobile phones without any costs while the offer is on.
For availing this offer, customers have to visit mobile.twitter.com and start the sign up process through their mobile number. If they want to receive updates from a particular user, they have to SMS ‘Follow’ to 53000. Subscribers can follow others on Twitter via SMS even if they don’t possess a Twitter account of their own. Airtel subscribers can avail of this offer till March 1, 2012 and gain free access to Twitter by visiting mobile.twitter.com.