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Twitter SMS now available for Thuraya and Iridium Satellite Phones

Twitter has recently expanded their SMS service to include satellite networks, including satellite phones operating on the Iridium and Thuraya networks. 
Twitter has been available via satellite phones since early 2012, but only via a separate Twitter Mail program, with the Twitter SMS service now available for satellite networks tweeting from remote locations is easier than ever before. Twitter  supports  Iridium and Thuraya as ‘mobile carriers’ allowing users to send tweets directly using SMS. 
Recently Felicity Aston, the first woman ever to cross Antarctica alone tweeted regular updates of her expedition using an Iridium Extreme satellite phone provided by Applied Satellite Technology (AST). Details of Felicity’s expedition can be viewed on her twitter page @felicity_aston.
Twitter SMS via satellite phones is a great way to stay connected, even in areas without cellular or WiFi coverage. 
Details of the full twitter announcement can be found on their blog pages:-
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