Globe extends free Facebook service


Posted at Mar 25 2014 04:09 PM | Updated as of Mar 26 2014 12:09 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Globe Telecom announced on Tuesday that it is extending its free Facebook promo offer until April 24.

The free service, which was launched in October last year, allows Globe subscribers to access the social networking site with no data charges.

Globe’s vice president for Mobile Data Services Jenny Granada-Echvarria said the offer was extended “due to the overwhelming response” from subscribers.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg recently showcased the promo at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, citing the partnership with Globe in connecting more Filipinos to the internet.

Under the promo, Globe users can access Facebook on feature phones and smartphones across all Facebook mobile platforms whether via the Facebook app or Facebook’s mobile site without charges.
Customers are also notified if they will incur data charges once a link that leads out of Facebook is clicked to prevent “bill shock.”

To view content outside Facebook, prepaid users with insufficient load can also “loan” a 10MB data plan for only P10, which will be deducted on their succeeding top-up.