Facebook Zero

Facebook Zero

An earlier version of Facebook's Free Basics. The effort was initiated in 2010. See Internet.org.
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In February, Indian regulators shut down a separate Facebook zero rating deal with mobile phone carrier Reliance Communications, saying carriers should not be allowed to"shape the users' internet experience.
An earlier version of Free Basics, known as Facebook Zero, was shuttered three years ago in Chile, after authorities said Internet providers couldn't offer discounts for accessing some content but not others.
Facebook pioneered the widespread 'zero-rating' of internet services with the launch of Facebook Zero in 2010 and internet.
The extended strategic partnership will offer Mobilink mobile internet customers with a complete internet engagement by offering them with free Facebook Zero, Twitter, Wikipedia, Mobimusic and ESPNcricinfo browsing.
In addition, the offer that runs up until December 15, 2013, also comes with free access to Wikipedia and Facebook Zero.
Facebook knows this, and has already spent time and effort building simplified versions of its pages for use on even the most basic mobile phones (such as Facebook Zero at 0.
The service, which is called Facebook Zero, will allow users to update their status, view their news feed, comment on posts, send and reply to messages, and write on their friends' Wall.
Note, there's also a Facebook Zero, separate from Snaptu's Facebok app.
Facebook Zero, the lightweight version of Facebook sans the graphics and photos enables customers to browse the website without data charges.
Other facilities to follow include a Facebook Zero service which allows free mobile browsing on the new 0.
Analysts at CCS Insight revealed Facebook Zero could help operators free-up significant bandwidth on their networks.
In addition, Facebook has apparently reiterated its former initiative - super-lightweight version of the site called Facebook Zero, which is intended to run exclusively on certain international carriers, free of charge.