Durban - MTN announced on Saturday that it would be pulling the plug on ‘Free Twitter’ from September 25, leading tweeps to suffer a Twitter meltdown.
In a tweet on Saturday morning, the telecommunications giants said they would be pulling the plug on the free service after four years. The telecommunications literally buried the issue when they tweeted: “May its soul live forever in your memes and GIFs #RIPFreeTwitter”.
It’s been over four years. #FreeTwitter will be laid to rest on Tuesday midnight, 25 September. Its last wishes were for you to make the most of it this weekend. May its soul live forever in your memes and GIFs. #RIPFreeTwitter— MTN South Africa (@MTNza) September 22, 2018
On Twitter, influencers and ordinary tweeps had their say, with some roasting the telecommunications for the short notice.
Twitter Careers will be destroyed #RIPFreeTwitter— Man's Not Barry Roux (@AdvBarryRoux) September 22, 2018
A spoof accounting posing as the police said they would be prosecuting MTN, gaining more than 1 000 retweets. NOTE. It was a parody account and not the authentic SAPS Twitter account.
MTN will be prosecuted for ending Free Twitter.— SAPS (@SAPS_Gauteng) September 22, 2018
I mean "You don't make someone feel comfortable around you and then drop them.
We at SAPS are thriving hard to resolve the issue
MTN will appear at the Jhb Magistrate's Court on 26 Sept#RIPFreeTwitter we say #LiveOnFreeTwitter
MTN is ending free Twitter on Tuesday next week. From 25th September You are own your own. I am sure Cyril Ramaphosa told them that "We can't be giving them free twitter." 😔 😢 😭 😂 #RIPFreeTwitter pic.twitter.com/hBQqpIcERQ— Man's Not Barry Roux (@AdvBarryRoux) September 22, 2018