Twitter on SMS now in India



India’s number one mobile company and the micro-blogging royalty have teamed up to bring “tweets” on India’s mobile phones – even those without wi-fi or data plans.

Announced today, the deal between Twitter and Bharti Airtel will allow users to send tweets at standard SMS rates and receive tweets from their followers for free.

“There are over one billion people with Internet access on the planet but there are more than four billion people with mobile phones and Twitter can work on all of them because even the simplest of these devices feature SMS,” Twitter co-founder Biz Stone said in a blog post.

Our partnership with Bharti Airtel, the largest mobile operator in India, means a huge population of people can now send tweets at standard rates and receive tweets for free,” Stone said.