Twitter teamed up with Indian network carrier company Airtel

airtel-twitter-tie-upAirtel to introduce SMS tweets. Presently, the ‘tweeting’ service in India works only on a web or a WAP site.The SMS service by means of Twitter was earlier launched in several countries including US, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. A year ago, Twitter SMS updates were available in India but later Twitter suspended the SMS updates because of the cost associated with them.

According to the Official Twitter Blog, Airtel subscribers can now send tweets at standard rates and receive tweets for free. Users can send tweets from their Airtel mobile phones just for Re. 1. Now Airtel user can check out the Twitter service by texting START to 53000 by means of their handset.

Airtel tie-up with Twitter would be exclusive just for four weeks, indicating that after that period, the service may also be offered by other service providers in India.

Bharti Airtel is offering people in every city, village, remote taluk and even the smallest panchayat, the chance to connect to Twitter with no additional fees.