BSNL launches Facebook on USSD in South and East Zone

TNI News Service

Webdesk, TNI New Delhi, 3rd June, 2014: Continuing its effort of providing innovative and unique value added services, BSNL has launched a first of its kind service for its subscribers, Facebook on USSD in East and South Zones and shortly going to be launched in West and North Zones. BSNL customers can access this service without any internet or mobile data services. The service is first in the market, brought together with their partners U2opia Mobile. Facebook for USSD enables users to access their Facebook accounts, view/post status messages, respond to friend requests, write on friends’ walls, view birthday reminders and send messages, all without any internet or data connection. To use this service, customers can dial *325# from any mobile phone and get started at a charge of Rs.4, Rs.10, Rs.20 for 3 Days, weekly and monthly plans, respectively. Commenting on this launch, Mr. Anupam Shrivastava, Director, BSNL said ‘Companies today are looking at enhancing the portfolio of offerings to voice and SMS customers and we are really excited to offer Facebook on USSD, given the rising popularity of social media. What makes it even more powerful is that Facebook for USSD works on any handset, making the service available to all subscribers. We are certain that services, like the ones we have launched today, would be much sought after in our portfolio’. Mr. Sumesh Menon, CEO, U2opoia Mobile added, “Facebook can now be accessed without internet connectivity and that too, at a minimal charge. These services are perfect for our always-connected customers who want to stay in touch with their Facebook friends-anytime, anywhere, on any mobile”.

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