Yes you read it write…now you can accesss facebook without internet through your mobile and dont worry this service will work on any mobile , irrespective of the model.
Facebook India has partnered with Fonetwish , which was jointly developed by Singapore-based mobile solutions provider U2opia Mobile and Facebook, to bring facebook for those who are unable to access facebook due to unavailability of Internet connection.It enable users to access facebook without having a GPRS connection on their phones.This service is based on menu-based USSD technology (Unstructured Supplementary Data), which is used by the mobile service providers to inform users about balance after a call, miss call alerts etc.Instead of using a regular browser, the USSD menu acts as browser to extract content to the phone.
All you need is to dial *325# ( “*fbk#” for non-qwerty mobile handsets) and wait for the login page. After that just enter your log in details,i.e your username and iPhone users enter your e-mail, and sign in to your account.You can then send number based commands to access various features of facebook.
So what all can you do with this service:
- Read,Like and Comment on news feed
- Update Status
- Post on others wall
- Send receive friend requests
- Send/Read messages
- Chat with friends
- Check notifications and much more…
The best thing is you are getting all these features at a very low cost.Its subscription cost is 1.00 per day for unlimited usage of this service.Currently this service is available for Airtel, Aircel, Idea and Docomo users.In India the use of internet on mobiles is still limited to key cities and due to which many users are excluded from accessing facebook via mobile phones, but now because of this service everyone with a mobile phone can enjoy Facebooking.
So, the next time when you want to update your status or post on a friends’ wall no need to worry about overpriced SMS’s or a Data Connection. Just dial *325# from your mobile phone and get started.