Customers can access Facebook for free on any mobile phone from Digicel’s wide range of data-enabled handsets; standard data charges do not apply

May 24, 2010 – KINGSTON, Jamaica and PALO ALTO, California, USA: Digicel, the largest mobile operator in the Caribbean and fastest growing operator in Central America and the Pacific, today announced the launch of 0.facebook.com, which allows customers to access Facebook for free on their mobile phones..

By sponsoring 0.facebook.com, Digicel is enabling its customers to stay connected through Facebook with their friends and family from any mobile Web browser without incurring any data charges.[1]

Facebook’s 0.facebook.com site is optimized for speed – it is a new, faster, lightweight version of Facebook’s mobile site m.facebook.com. The site is easy to use, does not have graphics or photos and you can access 0.facebook.com’s pages quickly via Digicel’s Bigger, Better Network.

Photos posted on Facebook are only one click away from 0.facebook.com. Customers simply have to click on the link to the photo they wish to view on 0.facebook.com and they will be routed to Facebook’s mobile site where they can view the images in full. Standard data charges apply on leaving 0.facebook.com.

Digicel Group Commercial Director, Brian Finn, said: “Today’s announcement means that Digicel customers with data-enabled handsets can access Facebook over their mobile phones for free – no matter what type of handset they use. Digicel prides itself on providing customers with access to the latest technology. The ability to access Facebook – which is one of the most widely used social services in the world – over their mobile phone gives customers another fantastic medium to keep in touch with friends and family across the world.”

“We are always looking to work with innovative companies to provide simple and fast mobile access to Facebook across the world,” said Henri Moissinac, Head of Mobile Business for Facebook. “Thanks to our collaboration with Digicel, people will now be able to access Facebook for free through 0.facebook.com.”

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