Twitter and Three

The last couple of months of using Twitter have been fun, with me and a few friends sending quick thoughts, observations of our days, bad jokes, interesting quotes etc. and causing quick smiles and impromptu conversations. Twitter hate is fashionable, but I find it a fun service. This has now come to a grinding halt with the discovery that Three classify the Twitter SMS number as international and exclude it from free text bundles, so people have been receiving extremely large bills. I’m on Orange, who classify it as a UK number, but a fair few people have been hit by this and can’t really use the service any more. Twitter recently changed their number, and I’m unclear on whether the old number was international – there are conflicting reports – but the new one certainly is. Damn.