Telecel Offers Free Facebook Access

Telecel Zimbabwe will offer its subscribers FREE access to Facebook via their mobile phones – even if they have no airtime.

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This is via the revolutionary Facebook 0 programme. The service was launched by the social media giant in 2010 and is available to select mobile service providers.

The benefits according to Facebook are as follows:

It’s fast:¬†0.facebook.com includes all the key features of our standard mobile site m.facebook.com. Users can update their status, view their News Feed, like or comment on posts, send and reply to messages, or write on their friends’ Wall just as they do on Facebook.com. Rather than making photos viewable on 0.facebook.com, we put the photos one click away so they don’t slow down the experience. You can still view any photos on Facebook if you want but your regular data fees will apply.

It’s free:¬†Thanks to the help of mobile operators we collaborated with, people can access 0.facebook.com without any data charges. Using 0.facebook.com is completely free. People will only pay for data charges when they view photos or when they leave 0.facebook.com to browse other mobile sites. When they click to view a photo or browse another mobile site a notification page will appear to confirm that they will be charged if they want to leave 0.facebook.com

We know something was afoot when the mobile provider asked this morning:

How many of you would like to have/access free Facebook from their mobile phones?