Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Now enjoy Facebook on your airtel mobile through USSD based access service

If you used to miss keeping in touch with family and friends on Facebook, because you don’t access internet on your mobile phone Then India’s leading telecommunications company, Bharti Airtel announced  unique service for you.  To deliver this, Airtel has launched the world’s first USSD-based service innovation that will allow its mobile customers to update their Facebook status messages, view / comment on / ‘Like’ news feed, post on friends’ walls, find / add friends, confirm friend requests, view notifications and much more without using the internet or activating GPRS capabilities.

Based on Fonetwish developed by U2opia Mobile, a social and mobile applications provider, this unique and affordable service is available first exclusively for Airtel customers in India and is set to empower more and more people across the country to stay connected with their loved ones through Facebook. Airtel customers have to dial *325# ( “*fbk#” ) to access Facebook – without subscribing to data plans.

What can Airtel customers do using USSD-based Facebook® access service?

• Update Facebook status for free
• Rs. 1/day will be applicable for accessing the full feature application that includes viewing news feeds, commenting on or liking news feed stories, posting on friends’ walls, confirming friend requests, viewing notifications, and finding as well as adding friends.

“At Facebook, we are always exploring ways to enable people to easily connect and share with friends on Facebook wherever they are, whenever they want,” said Mr. Henri Moissinac, Head of Mobile Business, Facebook. “This innovative USSD-based Facebook access service that will be offered by Airtel is another affordable and easy way for people to stay connected with their friends and family through Facebook.”

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