And now Twitter mobile texting is right back. In Kenya the short code is A big sign how serious twitter is now taking their operations in Africa. Whiteafrican‘s blog has some great insight about twitter’s on and off Sms service in Africa. They shut down the service in 2008 and now they are back
The Twitter team is working on relationships for expanding SMS service throughout a lot of countries in Africa. How those deals are structured with the network operators and why they’re slow in coming online with the service isn’t yet known.
Short codes for some of the African countries:
Nigeria: 40404 (Zain); 20644 (Glo Mobile)
Kenya: 8988 (Safaricom)
Madagascar: 40404 (VIP)
Do you know how to setup twitter sms on your phone? Well, Mwirigi has a brilliant peace on how to do that here.
SMS charged at … zero? Free .. Ok so far i have sent 2 tweets from nokia 3310 and no charges. Actually my phone has zero balance.
I have also received all the twitter mentions and RTs on my phone….interesting