Canadians Get Back Twitter on SMS

To the dismay of many Canadians, Twitter shut down its SMS service last year, citing outrageous fees being charged by wireless carriers (Note: SMS is the goose that laid the golden egg so what do you expect!)

In any event, the situation has been rectified after Twitter worked out a deal with Bell Canada to get SMS up and going again. For Twitter, working with carriers to support SMS is a no-brainer given it’s a great way to generate revenue in a win-win scenario – well, at least, win-win for Twitter and carriers.

For more, check out the Twitter blog.

More: Originally, Bell was going to charge Twitter users 15 cents a shot for the privelege of doing a post. Now, Bell has backed down.

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  1. Posted February 21, 2009 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    Maybe Twitter can charge some money per SMS. I'm not sure it will work well for Twitter or not. Just a suggestion.

  2. Posted February 21, 2009 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    More like "some" canadians get back Twitter on SMS. You failed to point out that this is only for Bell Mobility customers.

    • Posted February 21, 2009 at 6:14 pm | Permalink

      I did mention Bell Canada but, you're right, I should have made it clear that it's only Bell Canada offering SMS and Twitter.

  3. Ghislain Couture
    Posted February 21, 2009 at 6:20 pm | Permalink

    @ghislaincouture : Rogers (& Fido) are currently working a deal right now with Twitter to offer SMS as well.

  4. Andrew
    Posted February 28, 2009 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

    Apparently the Twitter/Bell relationship is exclusive, barring others telco's from making a similar deal:

  5. Nicole
    Posted March 22, 2009 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

    I really hope they get something worked out with Rogers. That's my carrier. and I signed up for Twitter because of the capability to use SMS.

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