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Free mobile Facebook access at 0.facebook.com

Last week Facebook launched an additional mobile version of the site that includes all the key features but is accessible completely free of data charges. Located at 0.facebook.com and currently only available in the 45 countries and on the 50 mobile networks listed below, the gratis mobile site allows you to update your status, view your News Feed, like or comment on posts, send and reply to messages, or write on a friends’ Wall. The only thing missing are photos, which is the secret behind the fast loading times and the zero (hence “0”) data charges.

People will only pay for data charges when they view photos or when they leave 0.facebook.com to browse other mobile sites. When they click to view a photo or browse another mobile site a notification page will appear to confirm that they will be charged if they want to leave 0.facebook.com.

If you’re wondering whether you can access this free mobile version, look for your country and operator in the list below (last updated May 27th, 2010):

Country or territory – Operator
Anguilla – Digicel
Antigua & Barbuda – Digical
Aruba – Digicel
Australia – Telstra*
Austria – tele.ring
Barbados – Digicel
Belgium – BASE
Benin – MTN
Bermuda – Digicel
Bolivia – ENTEL
Bonaire – Digicel
Brazil – TIM
Bulgaria – M-Tel
Cameroon – MTN*
Congo, Democratic Republic of the – Zain
Côte d’Ivoire – MTN
Curaçao – Digicel
Denmark – Telenor
Dominican Republic – Viva
El Salvador – Claro, Digicel, Movistar*
Finland – Saunalahti
France – SFR*
Greece – Vodafone, WIND
Guatemala – Claro
Guinea Bissau – MTN
Guinea Conakry – MTN*
Honduras – Claro
Hong Kong – 3
Hungary – T-Mobile
India – Reliance, Videocon
Indonesia – 3, AXIS, Telkomsel, XL*
Jamaica – Digicel
Lithuania – Omnitel
Macedonia – ONE
Madagascar – Orange
Malaysia – DiGi*
New Zealand – Telecom NZ*
Nicaragua – Claro
Pakistan – Mobilink
Palestine – Jawwal
Philippines – Sun Cellular, SMART*
Qatar – Vodafone*
Romania – Vodafone
Rwanda – MTN
Sri Lanka – Mobitel
St. Kitts – Digicel
Sudan – MTN
Suriname – Digicel*
Swaziland – MTN
Trinidad and Tobago – Digicel*
Tunisia – Orange, Tunisiana
Turkey – Avea, Turkcell, Vodafone
United Arab Emirates – du
United Kingdom – 3*
Uganda – MTN

*0.facebook.com will be available soon from these operators.

The default mobile Facebook site remains at m.facebook.com, or touch.facebook.com for mobile devices, where standard data charges apply.

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Free mobile Facebook access at 0.facebook.com Posted by on May 27, 2010 at 10:03 PM. Use this trackback if you're linking this story.

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