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Thursday, June 15, 2017

MTN Customers Are Fuming Over Free Twitter Limit to 100MB

On Thursday the giant network operator announced on Twitter that due to "abuse" they had o cap their free Twitter service to 100MB per day.

MTN stated that after the 100MB normal data charges will apply thereafter.
"Y’ello, Mzansi! We understand that data can be quite hefty on the pocket, right?
And knowing how inseparable you and Twitter can be, due to all the trends keeping you constantly in the loop, you really can’t afford to miss out on anything. It’s for this reason that we have brought you free Twitter, which has been doing absolutely great," reads a statement on the MTN Blog.

The network operator said that this means that you can still retweet, love, follow, unfollow and set your profile picture, but this will be limited to 100MB per day. Once you have reached your 100MB limit, you will be charged normal data rates.
MTN also said that free Twitter SMS will still be available to you. So don’t despair, they've still got your back. 
"And to remind you; Twitter SMS is exactly like the Twitter you use on your web browser or app, but instead of using your data, you will receive SMS tweets from the people you have signed up to follow. Awesome, right? Maybe remove ‘right?’ at the top (first line), so that you don’t repeat it?" Said MTN - of course speaking like a mouse (only if it can speak).
"How exactly does it work? All you have to do is sign up and simply SMS the Twitter handle you would like to follow to 30002, for free! Here is an example: SMS MTNza to 30002. Follow the quick registration process, and voila; from then on, you will receive all the tweets made by the Twitter handle you followed via SMS," explained MTN.
So there you have it Mzansi, unfortunately, MTN had to limit free access to Twitter, but this shouldn’t mean that you can’t still enjoy the same Twitter fun.
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