MANILA, Philippines – The network wars are getting more intense. After posting a number of teasers with the hashtag #FreeFBisBack, Globe Telecom has finally revived its free Facebook service for all postpaid, prepaid, and Touch Mobile (TM) subscribers starting today until November 30.
A week ago, rival mobile carrier SMART Communications began offering its free Internet service, offering up to 30MB free mobile data download per day.
Globe eyes dominance in mobile data business with return of Free Facebook offer
Globe Telecom is looking to dominate its mobile data business with a substantial growth of its mobile data user basewith the return of its Free Facebook offer, giving its postpaid, prepaid, and TM customers access to Facebook at zero data charges and without Wi-Fi needed.
Globe will progressively roll-out access to the social networking site to its over 43 million mobile customers beginning Friday, October 3, 2014 to Sunday, October 5, 2014, responding to the overwhelming demand for the service which allowed users to enjoy free access to the social networking site and superior browsing experience.
Free Facebook can be accessed on feature phones and smartphones across all Facebook mobile platforms whether via the Facebook app or Facebook’s mobile site m.facebook.com. There are no restrictions on the megabyte (MB) allocation per day to access the site and no maintaining balance is required for prepaid customers.
With Free Facebook, customers need not purchase any data plan to avail of the promo, and will only be required to register once to enjoy Free Facebook all they want. Those who subscribed to Free Facebook previously and did not opt-out do not need to register to the offer.
“We are excited to announce another wonderful Globe surprise to our over 43 million mobile customers, the return of our much-anticipated Free Facebook offer. With our better and bigger Free Facebook, customers enjoy all-you-want access without any MB cap, no daily registration needed, and no maintaining balance. Globe users can enjoy sharing, liking & posting on Facebook for free. Only from Globe, the network that gives you a wonderful browsing experience and access to your digital lifestyle with no limitations and no strings attached,”says Globe Chief Operating Advisor Peter Bithos.
To register to the Free Facebook offer, customers can text FREEFB to 8888 for free information and they will receive a text message with a link to open to start accessing Facebook for free.
As the leader in innovation to serve the digital lifestyle of its customers with breakthrough mobile data offers powered by its modernized network now with 100% 3G coverage nationwide, Globe launched its Free Facebook offer in October last year with an aim to seed the habit of mobile browsing on its expanded 3G and 4G networks,doublingthe telco’s mobile data user base.