Last august,Twitter announced that they are no longer delivering outbound SMS over their UK number. Users in UK can update their status, however they can’t receive tweets. Till now folks in the United States can send and receive tweets via SMS at no extra charge. In Canada, Bell Mobility customers can do the same. Now Vodafone customers in the UK can send and receive tweets.
Twitter yesterday announced that they made an agreement with Vodafone UK. As per the agreement, Vodafone UK customers can now send and receive SMS updates at no additional cost. Sending tweets from your mobile will be part of your normal text messaging bundle with Vodafone—there will be no extra fees. In fact, for the first few weeks, sending tweets won't even affect your bundle. Receiving tweets via SMS on your mobile is totally free.
The shortcode for UK Vodafone customers is 86444 and you can activate your mobile in your Twitter settings.