Bell Canada and Twitter bring full SMS service to Canada

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The following is a press release from Bell saying they now have Twitter functionality on their network. Read until the end where it says “Bell Mobility clients can access SMS service for Twitter for 15 cents for each message sent or received.” I’m sorry, that sounds like an incredible ripoff. Please tell me it doesn’t cost that much and there are “all you can Tweet” plans.

{Press Release) Bell and Twitter today announced that Bell Mobility will be the first wireless carrier to offer Canadians full SMS (Short Messaging Service, or mobile text messaging) support for interacting with Twitter. Full SMS version of popular Twitter service offers Bell Mobility clients a unique way to stay connected while on the go

“It’s very exciting to bring Twitter to Canada via SMS and we couldn’t have asked for a more enthusiastic partner,” said Kevin Thau, Director of Mobile Business Development at Twitter. “Bell’s experience with mobile content
was key to delivering Twitter’s SMS component. This was crucial as the service relies heavily on two-way communication. I’m extremely pleased with the product and am confident Canadians will agree.”

Twitter continues to grow at a phenomenal rate with active users increasing by 900% in the last year. As of February 2009, Twitter ranks as the third most popular social site after Facebook and MySpace.

Bell Mobility clients can access SMS service for Twitter for 15 cents for each message sent or received. For more information, please visit

  • dualsub2006
    And people complain about Verizon in the US.
  • Gavin
    What a waste of money. All those tweets will add up eventually and jack up an already expensive bill. I have a blackberry with a data plan and use TwitterBerry for free with my current data plan. I guess this is for less sophisticated phones.
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