Facebook launches Zero, freemium version of Facebook for mobile

Facebook launches Zero, freemium version of Facebook for mobile
The largest social network has also attended the MWC and it hasn’t walked away without announcing a new product for its mobile users. Its new creation is called Facebook Zero and can be accessed at zero.facebook.com. Basically, Zero is a lite vesion of Facebook’s mobile site (yep, apparently it can get even more lightweight than it is). What’s interesting about it is that the idea behind Zero is to be offered as a free service, without the carrier charging you for data. For the purpose, the whole thing will be entirely text-based, so you won’t be able to enjoy media content such as pictures. Should the customer decide to switch to the media-enabled version of Facebook Zero, the service becomes paid, following the so called freemium business model. If you go to the page now, it will say that your carrier does not support it yet, so we guess it will take some time for carriers to adopt this new service.

source: All Facebook via TechCrunch

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3 Comments

1. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

I like the idea, especially if you're using a prepaid phone with no data plan.

2. scorpio85

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 16, 2010

Kids that are stuck on a family text plan will love to here this. Looks like my, my, hmmmm oh yeah myspace needs to catch up.

3. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

Sprint won't do this.

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