Google opens up Speak2Tweet again to let people in Syria tweet using their phones

Syrian government decided to shut down internet access in the country this week. The entire country is disconnected from the internet right now.

Google has today enabled their Speak2Tweet service which was originally created in collaboration with Twitter for similar reasons but for people living in Egypt around two years ago.

People living in Syria can use this service to post their messages online through Twitter. Their voicemails are posted online on the connected Twitter account at @speak2tweet.

Google said:

In the last day, Internet access has been completely cut off in Syria. Unfortunately we are hearing reports that mobile phones and landlines aren’t working properly either. But those who might be lucky enough to have a voice connection can still use Speak2Tweet by simply leaving a voicemail on one of these international phone numbers (+90 212 339 1447 or +30 21 1 198 2716 or +39 06 62207294 or +1 650 419 4196), and the service will tweet the message. No Internet connection is required, and people can listen to the messages by dialing the same phone numbers or going to