New Facebook app now available for ‘not-so-smart’ phones

Facebook, the social network giant in the world, just recently announced the availability of a new Facebook app that can possibly support 2500 mobile devices that doesn’t came with a native Facebook app out of the box through their Facebook For Every Phone project.

Facebook For Every Phone includes Facebook’s most popular features including News Feed, Inbox, photos and even uploading images.  Facebook aims this app to be “affordable to try and use” as they collaborated with many carriers around the world for the masses to take advantage of the app and use it free for 90 days.

Carriers offering free data access for a limited time:

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

This experience is optimized to use less data than other Java apps or mobile sites, making it much more affordable for people to use when the 90-day period ends.” says Facebook in a Facebook note release Wednesday, July 13, 2011. While this is very exciting, many users aren’t still interested as most are still eyeing at Google+. Some skeptics are also shouting out loud addressing Facebook to remove their mobile carriers on the list of supported carriers as most of them are being charged by their telco’s when they’re using this Facebook app.

A friend of mine (Philippine pre-paid subscriber) once tried this Facebook app searching for diet pills that work on facebook pages  noticed that he is being charged normally as he would when he’s browsing the internet using the 3G connection. He already contacted the “not-so-smart” telco, letting them know about the issue and he still haven’t heard a word from them.

Facebook For Every Phone is already available for download since Wednesday. Just put in directly from your phone browser and follow the onscreen instructions.

Have anyone tried it yet particularly in the Philippines? Let us know your experience on the comments box below!

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