Friday 1 March 2013

Facebook to provide free messaging to mobile users

Both Airtel and Reliance Communication users would be able to get these benefits.

Facebook has tied up with select telecom service providers in India to offer free or heavily discounted data access to its users. With this Facebook users, on Airtel and RCom network, would be able to get the benefits of this tie up while using the Facebook Messenger application.

This offer would be valid for Android and iOS devices along with other devices as well which are optimised for access of Facebook chat.

Messaging on Facebook lets people connect with friends and contacts on the go, regardless of what device they are using. Facebook messaging and chat can be accessed from more than 6,000 mobile phones via Facebook Messenger, Facebook for iOS and Android, Facebook for Every Phone, and across other devices with Facebook integration.

Service providers have themselves been trying to promote Facebook usage. For instance, Airtel allowed its prepaid users to access Facebook through the official application for up to 500 MB data free of cost while Reliance is offering unlimited Facebook access for Rs 16 per month.

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