Facebook teams-up with 18 carriers to offer free or discounted mobile messaging data

Facebook teams-up with 18 carriers to offer free or discounted mobile messaging data

Facebook is teaming-up with 18 mobile operators in 14 countries to provide its users with free or discounted data access to Facebook messaging. The benefits will be available to folks running Messenger for Android, Messenger for iOS or Facebook for Every Phone, which is now optimized for chat.

Carriers committed to special pricing for Facebook messaging include TMN in Portugal, Three in Ireland, Airtel and Reliance in India, Vivacom in Bulgaria, Backcell in Azerbaydzhan, 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.

If you’ve been living under a rock you should know that Messaging on Facebook allows users to connect with their e-buddies while on the go. It is said that three out of every four people on Facebook send a message on the platform each month, making messaging one of the social network’s most popular activities…

[Via: Engadget]

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