Videocon Telecommunications Limited and Facebook, today announced free mobile browsing on the new 0.facebook.com site. By sponsoring 0.facebook.com Videocon Mobile Services is enabling its customers to stay connected through Facebook with their friends and family from any mobile Web browser without incurring any data charges.
Facebook’s 0.facebook.com site is optimized for speed – it is a new faster, lightweight version of Facebook’s mobile site m.facebook.com. The site does not have graphics or photos and 0.facebook.com’s pages have been designed for performance on the Videocon Mobile Services network. Photos posted on Facebook are only one click away from 0.facebook.com. To view a photo a person only needs to click on a link to the photo and they will be prompted that they are leaving 0.facebook.com. Standard data charges will apply when a person leaves 0.facebook.com to view photos.
The Videocon Group has consistently delivered an enhanced customer experience powered by superior technology, better service, quality products and exceptional value. Videocon Mobile Services, the next generation GSM services brand from the Videocon Group, is committed to extending the Group’s innovation-driven legacy by delivering an enriched mobile service experience to its customers. The partnership with Facebook and the launch of 0.facebook.com on the Videocon Mobile Services network is an integral part of the brand’s focused strategy around next-generation mobile value added services designed to reach out to socially active consumers.
“Videocon Mobile Services is delighted to partner with Facebook to make 0.facebook.com available to users in India. Social networking has become an integral part of today’s consumer’s always-connected lifestyle and faster access to Facebook on a mobile phone will definitely offer an enhanced experience. The launch of 0.facebook.com on the Videocon Mobile Services network will enable our customers to experience the change with faster, any-time social connectivity with their peers at zero cost. This launch is in line with our commitment to offering a unique and value driven experience to our customers.” said Mr. Sunil Tandon, Chief Marketing Officer, Videocon Telecommunications Limited.
“We are always looking to work with innovative companies to provide simple and fast mobile access to Facebook across the world,” said Henri Moissinac, Head of Mobile, Facebook. “Thanks to our collaboration with Videocon Mobile Services, we can deliver 0.facebook.com together which gives a high quality and more affordable way to access Facebook for the Indian mobile market.”
Videocon Mobile Services is offering free access (no mobile Internet data charges) to the 0.facebook.com service to its subscribers for at least one full year. The length of the offer is at the discretion of Videocon Mobile Services.