Nawras launches social media SMS service
Muscat, September 30, 2012
Nawras, a leading telecom service provider in Oman, has launched two new social media SMS services which allow customers to use their Facebook and Twitter accounts.
The new services allow all Nawras customers, including those without a smartphone, to have easy access to their network of contacts through social media services by sending an SMS to a dedicated number.
To use Twitter, new members or existing members simply need to send ‘start’ to 90914.To use the Facebook service, members can send ‘fb’ to 90913 and follow the instructions.
Alternatively by logging into their Facebook account from a computer, customers can configure the mobile phone option so each message sent will then be linked to their account.
Al Muhanna Jaifar Al Said, Nawras product manager, said, “These unique, interactive services give Nawras customers more options to get closer through their social networks. We constantly look for new ways to meet customers’ ever changing communication needs by deliver caring and excellent services.”
“Social media has totally changed the way in which we communicate today and it is becoming increasingly popular in Oman. Nawras aims to continuously be at the forefront of the industry by exploring new communications mediums and evolving with changes in customer usage styles,” he added.
Using the new service, customers of Facebook can also provide status updates, add friends and follow status of other friends via SMS sent to 90913. Tweets can be sent by SMS to 90914. – TradeArabia News Service