Free access to Twitter Mobile from Vodafone

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https://techwhack.co/vodafone-india-offering-free-access-twitter-mobile-subscribers-45665/

Same scam. Textual content costs them nothing. You would pay when you load images and links. Freaking nuisance. Of course, on Android devices, you would end up paying a lot more for background internet activity as well. If you are already paying for a data plan, your savings would be negligible.
 

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The offer is not valid for subscribers who have portalnmms as their APN, using browser other than native Android browser, and to Vodafone BlackBerry subscribers. What’s more annoying is that Vodafone has gone one step ahead and is displaying ads in tweets with external media. Ads also pops up every time one tries to compose a tweet.
So that popup ad is the result of this offer.
Source | Vodafone Offer PDF
 


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That explains why only Vodafone users are getting this. I was getting terribly confused.
 

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lol. i am surprised twitter is allowing interfering with their official apps by a mobile service provider :D
 


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If that's the case, Vodafone is probably doing something nasty (man in the middle attack or whatever) :p to push their ads in Twitter apps. I mean these apps are supposed to operate in HTTPS mode completely right? :p
 

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Haha yeah. Maybe that's why the ads are USSD based and showing up irrespective of the fact whether you follow them on twitter or not? They are probably showing it up by monitoring the traffic source or something like that.
 

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I am more worried about consumers who ARE on data plans and do not mind spending 50MB of their monthly allocation on tweet updates. I doubt [member='ChaiBiskutBhai'] is on a pay per use plan.
 
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