Myriad Certified As Twitter Partner for USSD Based Services
Published on: 9th Dec 2013
Switzerland based Myriad Group says that it has signed a deal with Twitter to provide Twitter services over its USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) platform.
The company said that its "Twitter for USSD" is a text-based mobile messaging service that provides access to Twitter for users who do not have a mobile data plan.
"Twitter for USSD" will initially be available to mobile subscribers who own feature phones without a data plan in Latin America, Africa, Asia and India.
The company has been offering Tweets via USSD before, but the latest development officially certifies the company as a Twitter partner.
Stephen Dunford, CEO Myriad Group commented, "Twitter's certification and agreement to support the deployment of our "Twitter for USSD" service is a major milestone. Our goal is to help extend the growing worldwide popularity of Twitter, by making the service accessible to users who would otherwise be unable to afford to access the service. It is also an important validation of the Myriad Updates product."