Free Basics by Facebook
With Free Basics, you can connect to Facebook and other websites for free using a SIM card from a qualifying mobile operator. Stay in touch with friends and family, search for jobs, check out news and sports updates, and get health information – all without data charges.
Facebook launched Internet.org as a way to get important services and information to people in developing countries even if they lack a data plan on their mobile device. And if they should decide to check Facebook using this free access, all the better. Now, the Internet.org service is being rebranded as Free Basics by Facebook.
The change in name is being made to differentiate the service Facebook is offering from the larger Internet.org platform and initiative. Facebook also notes that more than 60 services have been built for Free Basics, which are accessible from the mobile website and Android app. It includes the likes of BBC news, Dictionary.com, AccuWeather, BabyCenter, and of course Facebook. Just find the service you want in the list (or search for it), and add it.
You can only use Free Basics in certain countries and with a SIM card from a supported carrier. The Android app has already been updated with the new name, but that appears to be the only change. The mobile website has better search and HTTPS, though.
Free Basics by Facebook is part of the Internet.org initiative. We’re working with mobile operators around the world to make Free Basics widely available.
These mobile operators have agreed to not charge you for the data used to browse Free Basics. Data used beyond Free Basics, including but not limited to any minimum balance requirements and text messaging costs, may still result in standard rates and charges from your mobile operator.
Free Basics includes websites like:
• BabyCenter & MAMA
• BBC News
Websites vary by country.
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