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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

What Is Facebook Zero

Have you have receive and SMS telling you that you can check or use Facebook for free? If you have, then you are not the only one to have receive such a message and it is true. There is a way to surf Facebook without any data charge to you. This is called FACEBOOK ZERO.

Facebook Zero is another social networking platform like Facebook. No. Facebook Zero is an initiative which Facebook Incorporation undertake with internet service providers, majorly mobile phones internet service providers (that is, ISP that provide internet service to mobile phones) so as to enable people (mobile phone users) surf/browse Facebook for free.

“Plans for Facebook Zero were first announced at the Mobile World Congress in February 2010 by Chamath Palihapitiy” but “it was officially launched on May 18, 2010 in collaboration with 50 mobile operators around the world” report

This means that Mobile Internet Service Providers (MISP) who have entered into an agreement with Facebook can let their interested user access a text-only mobile version of Facebook on the  mobile platform ( without any data cost attached.

The Main Point
Facebook Zero is an initiative undertaken by Facebook Inc. in collaboration with Mobile Internet service providers, which enables mobile users to access the mobile version of Facebook in a striped-down text-only version, without the user being charge for internet useage.

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