Saudi Telecom STC Launches Free Mobile Access to ZERO Facebook

11 Jul, 2010

Facebook everywhere.

In its push to make Facebook available to everyone anywhere at anytime, Facebook launched back on May 2010 ZERO Facebook or  an optimized mobile version of Facebook that includes all of key features of Facebook: update status, view news feeds, like or comment on a post, reply to messages but comes with no photo viewing.

On May Facebook said it has reached agreement with 5o mobile operators to offer ZERO Facebook free for their mobile customer ( no data charge) in 45 countries ( DU of UAE is on the list).

As ZERO Facebook is offered for free to mobile users, it does not come with photos, and if users want to view them they will not incur data charges.

Today STC, the number one landline and Mobile Operators in Saudi Arabia (KSA) said that today it started offering in collaboration with Facebook for Free to its Mobile users. This announcement for sure will further convert Saudi Internet users to use facebook from other social networks such as Hi5. Twitter 2 way SMS on the other hand is also available for STC customers. Facebook has 2,385,580 users who said they live in KSA.

#Thanks @faisal_asif for the tip.

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  1. Faisal Asif  |  July 11th, 2010 at 6:37 PM #

    Always a pleasure!

    That was a great twist in STC’s story!! Customers are just surprised! Lately services like Jawal Zero & Jawal Zero Plus, people are just amazed! I hope the competition grows epic! We really need more free services and better billing systems from telecoms in Saudi.

  2. Fatin  |  July 11th, 2010 at 8:09 PM #

    My sister’s husband will enjoy it , thanks Ghaith 🙂

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