News Articles

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Facebook Zero finally goes live

The concept of 'Facebook Zero' – a low data text-focussed version of Facebook for mobile phones – was mentioned at Mobile World Congress earlier this year. Three months on, Facebook has now launched the service at 0.facebook.com. The new mobile site is currently available with zero data charges via over 50 mobile operators. The UK isn't yet one of the 45 countries where it works, although 3 UK plans to introduce it soon.

In a blog post, Sid Murlidhar, a program manager for Facebook Mobile, says 0.facebook.com has two main attributes:

It's fast, offering all the main features of the standard mobile site but without photos. (These can be viewed on the chargeable part of the site).

It's free; the 'zero' site is only available from network operators who aren't charging for access. Data charges will still apply for mobile access to m.facebook.com or touch.facebook.com.

Print
Author: The Fonecast
0 Comments
Rate this article:
No rating

Categories: Networks and operators, NewsNumber of views: 8428

Tags: facebook social networking

Leave a comment

This form collects your name, email, IP address and content so that we can keep track of the comments placed on the website. For more info check our Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use where you will get more info on where, how and why we store your data.
Add comment

Follow thefonecast.com

Twitter @TheFonecast RSS podcast feed
Find us on Facebook Subscribe free via iTunes

Archive Calendar

«June 2024»
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
272829303112
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
1234567

Archive

Terms Of Use | Privacy Statement