Airtel Twitter

Whoa ! Twitter and Airtel have announced a tie-up !!

In a post on their blog, Twitter welcomed Bharti Airtel as their latest partner, offering an opportunity for Airtel subscribers to send tweets from their mobile phone at standard rates and receive them for free.

According to Twitter co-founder, Biz Stone,

As we grow, we seek to partner with organizations that share our vision for positive global impact. 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. Bharti Airtel is offering people in every city, every village, every remote taluk and even the smallest panchayat the opportunity to connect to Twitter and enjoy the open exchange of information with no added fees. We are proud to have Bharti Airtel as our partner. Give Twitter a try with your Airtel phone by sending START to 53000. And spread the word!

Bharti has more details about this partnership on their site along with some basic registration fundas;

New User

• SMS Signup to 53000 @ Re 1 per SMS
• Follow instructions to go ahead and complete the registration

Existing User – Wanting to link their device to the Twitter A/c

• SMS Start to 53000 @ Re 1 per SMS
• Follow instructions to complete linking your Airtel phone to your Twitter A/c

They’ve said this partnership is exclusively for Airtel subscribers for 4 weeks, after which other operators may also offer this facility to their subscribers. Twitter so far has activated full SMS service in the US, UK, Canada and New Zealand.