Facebook is going buzzy day by day, may be for its spammy apps some times and some time for the social networking aspects, which makes its users to get addicted to it. There thousands of apps developed till now which when installed on mobile phones gives better browsing experience. Even many brands like reliance and videocon have collaborated with facebook so that the users of this network can access facebook for free from 0.facebook.com. Facebook has collaborated with many services of world so that the users of specific network from world wide can access facebook for free of cost.
Now talking about Airtel, it has developed an completely uniquely conceptualized app , that is accessing facebook through USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) . Airtel will be the world’s first brand to provide such service to access facebook. Tough this service is not completely free but is quite cheaper and will make the procedure to access facebook feeds, add friends and update status in facebook with ease.
With the presence of USSD serive all those Airtel users who don’t have internet (GPRS) connection or if their mobile phone don’t support internet connection will be able to access facebook. With USSD service , all airtel users will be able to update their status on facebook for free of cost and with additional Rs.1 per day will be able to access their comment, Likes , news feeds, post on walls, confirm friend requests, find and add friends, and view notifications.
Now lets understand what is USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) ?
It is quite similar to SMS system but the difference is that SMS is transaction based and USSD is session based service protocol. USSD has an highly speedy response compared to SMS service. And thus USSD is better suited for content-based and interactive applications and services. It gives feel similar to menu based browsing. Its an unique technology in GSM system of mobile communication where it transmits data via signal channels. The USSD service which is used by airtel at present is Fonetwish based and is developed by U2opia Mobile.
Mr. Henri Moissinac, Head of Mobile Business, Facebook said that they always try to innovate the facebook service for mobile users and try to keep it more simple and easy to access. Airtel USSD service to access facebook will be an really great service for the mobile facebook users to use facebook in different way.
Procedure to Access Facebook From Airtel Via USSD :
Dial *325# (and “*fbk#” for non-qwerty mobile handsets)
A menu will appear of different choices as presented in the image above. Do proper selection and its done.