Thursday, May 20, 2010
Posted by Ed Hansberry in "Windows Phone News" @ 04:00 AM
Facebook has launched a new site that for people in 45 countries using one of 50 carriers will not rack up any data charges. It is can be accessed at 0.facebook.com. It is a low bandwidth site, like the current m.facebook.com, but apparently the carriers will let Facebook site that begins with a "0" bypass the data counters. Presumably Facebook will pay the charges, or has worked out some sort of revenue sharing agreement based on advertising revenue.
I haven't seen a list of countries or carriers yet, but according to CNet, Brazil, Denmark, Greece, Hong Kong, India, and Turkey are included. France and the UK are on the roadmap. I guess for now, you'll need to check with your carrier to see if you qualify, unless someone here has found a complete list.