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Un-Twitter in Canada November 30, 2008

Posted by Jin in PC.
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For those of you who Twitter and live in Canada, you may have noticed that, disappointingly, the option of having Tweets sent to your mobile device via SMS is no longer available.

According to the official Twitter blog, their contract with Canadian wireless carriers has become too expensive for operations. I have a sneaking suspicion the conversion rate might have a part in this, but what do I know? I’m not an econ or business major.

Personally, I’ve only ever used the outgoing to update my Twitter using the 21212 short-code since I don’t like to be spammed with random text messages to my phone, but it still is a little disappointing that the option is no longer there at all. After all, the ability to receive updates on a mobile is one of the best features of using Twitter.

Hopefully in the near future, Twitter will be able to come to an agreement with the Canadian carriers and get this feature back into place.

Source: Twitter Status – Canadian SMS Service

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