T-Mobile Won’t Tax Twitter Texts But Will Hike Prices

T-Mobile USA said its new pricing for business-to-consumer text messages won’t affect companies like Facebook and Twitter, which have direct relationships with the carrier. For countless others who use messaging aggregators, though, the pricing change will go ahead as planned.

Verizon Kills 4INFO Text Alerts

The nation’s largest wireless carrier has blocked a major offering from one of the nation’s largest text-alert services. Verizon Wireless (s vz) Friday night informed customers via SMS that they would no longer be allowed to use some ad-supported services from 4INFO.