Facebook Offers a Site Free of Mobile Data Charges
May 19, 2010, 9:44 AM by Philip Berne
Facebook has launched a new version of its social network that will be available with no data fees on select carriers. The stripped-down site, 0.facebook.com, "includes all of the key features of Facebook but is optimized for speed," according to a blog post from Sid Murlidhar, Program Manager for Facebook's Mobile edition. The new site will focus on all the textual aspects of Facebook, letting users send and receive messages, wall posts and comments. The site won't offer pictures directly, but will offer links to hosted images, and data charges will apply if a user opens an image. The new site will launch with more than 50 mobile operators around teh world, covering some markets on every inhabited continent except North America. Though Facebook did announce plans for Australia, France, Indonesia and other markets in the near future, the social network did not announce any plans for U.S. carrier support.
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