Three UK has launched 0.facebook.com, the 'lightweight' mobile version of the social networking site. The service was announced at Mobile World Congress this year and went live in May, although it wasn't supported by any UK networks. Now Three says it'll offer its customers free mobile browsing on the new 'Facebook Zero' site for at least the next 12 months.
Facebook’s 0.facebook.com site is optimised for speed. Graphics and photos aren't available, although it's possible to leave 0.facebook.com and pay standard data charges to view photos.
Charlotte Blanchard, Director of Products & Services at Three, said "At Three, we want to make the mobile internet easy and affordable for everyone. We are delighted to work with Facebook to bring one of the most visited mobile websites to our customers for free. We have the only 100% 3G network in the UK so that we can provide our customers with the very best experience of the mobile internet."