Airtel makes Facebook on mobile free
130 mn customers to be benefited
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, July 12: Bharti Airtel, India’s leading telco, today said it would offer full mobile site of popular social networking service, Facebook, for its 130 million plus customers across India.
For the two-month period, the partnership enables Airtel customers to access Facebook’s full mobile site faster and at no data cost from their Airtel mobiles via m.facebook.com, the company in an e-mail to Greater Kashmir said.
Giving details it said for the first time the Airtel customers who are Facebook users will be able to post status updates, comment and write on walls, message others, and also be able to view or upload photos - all without any data charges!
For existing mobile internet customers on Airtel, there is no need to do anything – they can immediately start connecting with their friends by visiting the Facebook mobile site.
Customers are accessing the mobile internet for the first time need to simply SMS ‘FACEBOOK’ to 54321 to take advantage of this special offer.
Free access to Facebook Mobile on Airtel is available for the entire months of July and August, 2010.
Announcing the same, Shireesh Joshi, Chief Marketing Officer- Mobile Services, Bharti Airtel, “We are pleased to bring an industry-leading offer to our 130 million plus customers by announcing this long-term partnership with Facebook - the popular social media service. Our mobile customers will also be the first in the world to enjoy Facebook on their Airtel mobile in five vernacular languages. All of this reiterates our commitment to customers to offer the best value-for-money services that enable their lifestyles.”
He added, “As India’s leading telco, Bharti Airtel has always stood for technological innovation and personalized customer experience, and this is one of many innovations coming from us.”
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