3rd June, 2013
Nigeria’s leading telecommunication company, Globacom has unveiled a new promo that gives subscribers unlimited access to social media website, Facebook. Globacom introduced the Glo Zero Facebook, an exciting new offer which allows subscribers to access their Facebook accounts via their mobile phones for free.
Niyi Olukoya, Globacom’s Marketing Coordinator, said in a statement that the Glo Zero Facebook initiative was embarked upon so that subscribers on the network can socialise with friends and family on Facebook without paying for data subscription.
“The implication of this awesome service is that our subscribers can now keep in touch with their friends, family and even business associates on the social network site, Facebook from their Glo lines without having any data subscription or airtime on their phones”, he said.
Olukoya explained that subscribers will type ‘0.facebook.com, 0.facebook.com or o.facebook.com in the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) box on the web page to have access to this freebie. He added that the new mobile sites include all the key features of Facebook which is designed for speed at zero data charges. “There is a lot of content on the Web and many customers do not have any idea about how to get it. Globacom wants to bring this vast resource closer to the subscriber at no cost”.
He warned that extra charge can be incurred by customers if they view photos or exit their 0.facebook.com for other mobile sites. “When you view a photo or browse another mobile site, a notification page will appear to confirm that you will be charged if you want to leave 0.facebook.com.”
The Zero Facebook incentive was designed by Globacom to solve the major challenges people around the world face when using the mobile internet – speed and cost of data. “With this product, the subscriber can update his status, view News Feeds, like or comment on Posts, send and reply to Messages, or write on Friends’ Wall,” the statement read.
Facebook is the biggest social media platform in the world with over 1.11 billion active users as at March 2013.