O2 launches Twitter SMS in Ireland

18 Dec 2009

O2 Ireland today launched a Twitter SMS service, the first Irish mobile carrier to do so.

Sending and receiving Twitter messages will cost the same as sending and receiving regular SMS text messages on the O2 network.

If you’re an O2 customer, to begin, text START to 51210. Twitter has a handy list of commands that you can send the micro-blogging service from your phone to this number.

Apart from ON and OFF to toggle notifications, you can tweet, retweet, direct message, follow and even set your location, look at your stats and invite friends to the SMS service, too.

Twitter also launched a text-messaging service with 3 Indonesia, which has the extra option of using TwitPic via MMS. Other countries will get text-messaging service soon, says Twitter on its official blog.

By Marie Boran