Vodafone New Zealand has inked a deal with high-flying microblogging website Twitter, allowing its users to send updates and receive text messaged notifications.
Vodafone says the service is exclusive to its customers, who will be able to receive TXT messages from people they choose to follow via TXT on Twitter and send messages to a short code (TWTR/8987) for their "tweets", @replies, or to follow someone.
"Twitter lends itself neatly to our SMS service, but more importantly this is a great way for our customers to use their mobiles to stay connected with their on-line community," says Vodafone head of media and entertainment Charlie Clementson.
"Mobile TXTing extends the power of Twitter's real-time network in a simple but significant way," Twitter's mobile business development director Kevin Thau.
The service will go live in a few weeks.
- NZ HERALD STAFF