Twitter: No SMS For You!

April 25, 2009

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Creative Commons License photo credit: digitalbear
In the light of Sunday's free SMS frenzy at German phone company T-Mobile, I tried to set up Twitter so it sends messages to my cell phone -- considering receiving SMS is free in Germany in general, that looked like a good idea. Here is what Twitter told me after I sent the confirmation code by SMS:

Twitter: No SMS

Of course, they couldn't have figured out that they don't like my cell phone number before I had to send a for-pay message to their German message service.

The same thing happened to me with Twitter in the US already as well. I am a "pre-paid" customer there, and I was similarly told that I am unable to use Twitter on the phone in the US.

I seriously wonder what I've done wrong to be excluded from Twitter's phone service in two countries. What's going on?

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