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Smart To Offer “Unli” Facebook For Free Starting June 8

By on Jun 7, 2012 in Announcement, Asia, Business, Cellphone, Smartphone, Technology Comments

Manila, PhilippinesSmart Communications, Inc. (Smart) will be offering “Unli” Facebook for free to its over 50 million subscribers starting Friday, June 8, 2012.

According to a press release published online on their official website today, June 7, 2012, access to Facebook will be offered free of charge using virtually any kind of cellphone.

Unli Facebook by Smart
Credit: Smart

“We want to encourage more Filipinos to discover the benefits of being online and on Facebook – whether for information, for entertainment, and for simply keeping abreast with the rest of the world,” Emmanuel Lorenzana, head of the Wireless Consumer Division of Smart, said on the press release.

To avail of this feature, Smart published this instruction:

To get started, Smart subscribers simply need to text FB to 211, then click on the download link which will be sent via SMS for free. Simply follow the instructions to get the ‘Facebook Mobile App’ always on, ready to use, unli, and for free, with a P1 maintaining balance.

Any Java-enabled phone will be able to access Facebook using the Facebook Mobile App downloaded from them.

Meanwhile, mid-range, Internet-enabled phone and smartphone users can also access on their browser free of charge.

However, Smart noted that the free offer is only for Facebook access, regular charges will apply when a user clicks on a link to browse photos, videos, news articles or any other content outside of Facebook. Subscribers are being advised to set their mobile browser’s homepage to to avoid unnecessary charges when opening their browser for the first time.

Moreover, smartphone users are being advised to subscribe to catch-all data plans such as “Always On 20” to protect themselves against unexpected data charges.

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