Sam Brown

Texting Twitter could be costing you £££!

It appears as though the mobile phone number Twitter has employed to allow UK users to text updates to the service is operated by a company based on the the Isle of Man and is costing certain UK network customers money to text. Cole Henley has come to learn this the hard way:

It transpires that the mobile number UK twitter users use to send messages to – 07624801423 – is not included in my plan because t-mobile regards this number to be an international number. Why? Because the company that operates the number is based on that bastion of insularity, the Isle of Man.

It turns out that T-Mobile and Three do charge this number as international, where as O2, Orange and Virgin do not. It would be nice to see Twitter update their vague help page with this information.

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Sam Brown co-founded Iterate, and was previously VP of Design at Foursquare. Based in NYC.

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