Keep Twit2948 for SMART sign now

This is an e-petition to SMART Telecoms[1] to keep the mobile service Twit2948[2] open for their subscribers.

What is Twit2948?
It is a service that allows Filipino users of Twitter.com[3] on Philippines to post their updates via a short-code.

Example:
Compose an SMS: TWIT Please support Twit2948 then
Send it to 2948.

You can read more what the service is about here:
http://corruptedpartition.blogspot.com/2007/11/twit2948.html

The reason:
Smart Telecoms has ordered that the said service to be suspended for all their subscribers. Smart has not elaborated at all about the underlying reason why the service must be suspended but there are speculations that they have acquired the rights to provide the service to their subscribers. Whatever the reason, as signed under Terms of agreement, we must obey all requests of the gateway provider which is Smart Telecoms.

You can read more about the claims why Twit2948 must be suspended here:
http://corruptedpartition.blogspot.com/2007/11/twit2948-under-criticism-by-telcos.html

As stated on my blog I have developed Twit2948 on my own and decided to share it to my fellow Filipino Twitter users, I have not received any compensation, revenue shares or any means of endorsement in building the service nor I wish to receive any. In fact Smart Telecoms will be the one earning for the service I have created! All I wished was to be able to post to Twitter whenever Im on the road or at far places without GPRS access.

Why petition?:
Beside the fact that Smart has not provided the clear reason for the suspension the service is still openly available to other Mobile providers such Globe Telecoms and Sun Telecoms. However I am a Smart subscriber which means I will not be able to access the service at all.

Twitter has not expressed their opinion on the matter and even Smart has not contacted me directly. Smart has only communicated via a third-party provider who allowed me to lease gateway access for Twit2948.

What can you do?
We may not be able to stop the suspension but we can petition to:
1. Smart to release the Twitter service of their own as soon as possible so that Smart users will not be denied of the opportunity to enjoy Twitter on mobile.
2. Allow Smart users to continue using Twit2948 until such time Smart has deployed their own service.

[1]http://www.smart.com.ph
[2]http://corruptedpartition.blogspot.com/2007/11/twit2948.html
[3]http://www.Twitter.com

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