Facebook launches ‘Facebook for Every Phone’ program

By on July 13, 2011
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Facebook even when on a crappy Java-supporting ‘dumb’ phone.

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Facebook today launched a new initiative that aims to put its services on as many phones as possible, be it the old, crappy Java-only supporting dumb phones that we so fashionably flaunted before iPhone came in and spoiled the fun.

The ‘Facebook for Every Phone’ program will bring the social networking experience to over 2,500 different phones. Even though it will be less functional (and more uglier) than its smartphone counterparts, the Facebook app will feature the basic essentials: news, photos, and inbox. Additionally, the app is designed to utilize less bandwidth, making it more feasible for users in countries were data packages are still a premium.

Facebook has also partnered up with a number of carriers to provide free access to Facebook for 90 days. Those carriers include (no Etisalat or Du for UAE, sorry!):

• Aircel (India)
• Airtel (India)
• Banglalink (Bangladesh)
• Beeline (Russia)
• Celcom (Malaysia)
• Etisalat (Egypt, Nigeria)
• Globe (Philippines)
• Idea (India)
• Indosat (Indonesia)
• O2 Telefonica (Germany)
• Reliance (India)
• Smart (Philippines)
• Smartfren (Indonesia)
• Telkomsel (Indonesia)
• Three (Indonesia, United Kingdom)
• TIM (Brazil)
• TMN (Portugal)
• Ufone (Pakistan)
• Vodafone (Turkey)


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