As you can see in the Tweet above, Twitter's enabled 'Fast Follow' feature for India an Indonesia.
What is Fast Follow?
Fast Follow lets you tweets from your favorite Tweeter - even if you don't have a Twitter account. To get Twitter updates, you need to send an SMS
However, this feature is only available for Airtel and Videocon mobile subscribers only. The short code for India is 53000.
How to Use Fast Follow in India
Send an SMS to 53000 with Follow [USERNAME]
Follow [username] - To receive updates from a user send Follow along with the username to 40404
OFF or STOP or LEAVE- You can turn off receiving updates from the user that you are following by sending OFF or STOP
ON - Sending ON will turn on device updates and you will start receiving tweets again.
WHOIS username - Retrieves the profile information of the user.
STATS - This command returns the number of people that you are following.
GET username - This retrieves the latest update that the user has posted.
To protect unwanted Twitter stalking, enable privacy filter from Twitter account settings.
This will only let approved people follow you.
Visit this link to register the phone number to sign up for Twitter.
India: Bharti Airtel & Videocon. Here's a list of some of the prominent Indian Twitter accounts that you can follow. Shortcode to use:53000
'Follow [username]' to [shortcode].