Airtel Zambia recently introduced a facility which gives its subscribers access to Facebook without an Internet connection. The company’s managing director, Charity LUMPA stated that this move is another step towards Airtel’s goal of providing advanced subscription services.
Facebook will be accessed by dialing *446# on mobile phones. A menu will then be presented to the subscriber through which Facebook will be logged onto. While updating statuses on the social network will be completely free, additional charges will apply for actions such as checking notifications, posting on walls, and adding friends.
LUMPA added that Facebook without Internet will not have additional roaming charges, and will be available to all types of mobile phones.