Facebook is the proud title-holder of world’s largest social network. Unbelievably, for Facebook, the only way to go when you’re at the top is to continue to grow upwards! Facebook has recently announced that deals have been made with several top data carrying service providers in select countries in a push to further increase the Facebook-using population in developing countries.
According to the official Facebook statement, The mobile carriers that Facebook struck an agreement with include TMN in Portugal, Three in Ireland, Airtel and Reliance in India, Vivacom in Bulgaria, Backcell in Azerbaijan, Indosat, Smartfren, AXIS and XL Axiata in Indonesia, SMART in Philippines, DiGi in Malaysia, DTAC in Thailand, Viva in Bahrain, STC in Saudi Arabia, Oi in Brazil, Etisalat in Egypt, and Tre in Italy.
These deals will provide mobile carriers with attractive data packages all centered on the use of Facebook. This deal comes in the wake of Facebook making vast improvements to its messaging services as well as its apps and programs for smartphones and feature phones alike. Messenger for iOS and Android as well as the new message-optimized Facebook For Every Phone (for feature phones) will now be the centerpiece on appealing data packages worldwide.
Through this deal, Facebook hopes to capture the hearts (and pockets, maybe) of potential users in developing countries wherein some user don’t have access to the desktop version of the popular website. This push also acts as a continued investment in the world of mobile, a world that Facebook wants to capture the market on.
In any case, it is still a great deal for Facebook users. Facebook cites in its official statement that 3 out of 4 users use Facebook messaging at least once a month to send messages to another user. Through these new data package deals, customers may get free or discounted data packages when it comes to using Facebook Messenger and its messaging services.
As Facebook continues its foray into the world of mobile, let’s hope that improvements, innovations and promos like this continue to abound. Feel free to comment below for your reactions to this new development in Facebook mobile.