The country’s leading mobile brand Globe Telecom reinforces its drive to grow internet penetration in the Philippines as it introduces more ways to get Filipinos connected to Facebook with the launch of a complete suite of access to the social networking site without the data charges.
At a recent press launch, Globe further proved its commitment to enable the Filipino digital lifestyle with free access to Facebook to connect more Filipinos around the world. With this commitment, Globe launched Facebook with free data with a new in-app feature that allows customers to choose how they would like to access Facebook, Free Facebook for 7 days for TM customers, and Free Facebook with a GoSURF subscription.
“We are thrilled to connect more Filipino users to their favorite social networking site and drive the country’s positioning as the Digital Lifestyle Capital of the World. As more customers are embracing the digital lifestyle, we want to provide Filipinos more ways to access Facebook with free data and connect them to the rest of the world,” said Dan Horan, Senior Advisor for Consumer Business at Globe.
“Free Facebook is back and it’s here to stay!” Horan added.
Facebook with Free Data
Facebook with Free Data is a zero-rated, lightweight version of Facebook with limited access to photos and videos, developed for people who are conscious of spending their mobile data, giving customers more control of their data usage.
To access Facebook with Free Data, Globe customers can download the latest version of Facebook app or visit facebook.com on their mobile browser. They will then be prompted to opt in or out of Facebook with free data. If they opt out, they will automatically be directed to the full version and charged the regular data rate. Those who opt in can begin browsing Facebook for free.
People using Facebook with Free Data will also get a data control at the top of Facebook, which enables them to easily switch between the free and full versions of Facebook at any time. This button clearly indicates which version of Facebook they are using and can be dismissed so as not to disturb browsing. Clicking on external links, photos, and videos will prompt a notification saying that they are going to be charged the regular data rate if they wish to continue.
Free Facebook via TM Choose-Your-Number SIM
Available for only P30, customers who have purchased the TM Choose-Your-Number SIM will also receive the bonus of free access to the full Facebook experience, complete with photo and video browsing, for 7 days. Mobile devices must be internet-capable in order to access free Facebook on TM SIM cards.
Free Facebook via GoSURF
For customers who want a full experience of Facebook with photo and video streaming access, they can register to a GoSURF data plan to access the social networking site for free. GoSURF is the telco’s consumable data plan which paved the way for mobile users to embrace the habit of mobile browsing, with subscriptions growing by 131% and revenues by 124% over the last year. Aside from a complete Facebook browsing experience, access to the Messenger app, excluding calls, is also free.
Postpaid customers can access Facebook for free without any purchase requirement while prepaid and TM customers will automatically get access upon purchase of any GoSURF promo. The validity of the free access to Facebook is the same as the subscribed GoSURF promo.
Aside from free Facebook, customers also get free access to premium content such as Spotify and top mobile games with GoSURF. With GoSURF50, customers get 300MB of data to access the internet and an additional free 400MB for music streaming and online mobile gaming for only P50 valid for 3 days. The games include Clash of Clans, Candy Crush Saga, Candy Crush Soda Saga, Summoners War, Hay Day, Boom Beach, Soul Seeker, Dungeon Hunter 5, and Asphalt 8: Airborne.
To get free access to Facebook on prepaid or TM via GoSURF, simply register to any GoSURF promo and wait for the Facebook activation notification which will be sent via text message. For customers who wish to avail of the bonus FB trial for TM SIMs, simply text BONUS FB to 8888. Facebook with free data launches once a customer has updated their FB app to its latest version and will automatically be available to those who are not on Postpaid or any GoSURF plan. For Postpaid customers, opt-in to free Facebook by texting FREE FB ON to 8888. For more information, text FREE FB to 8888. To inquire about the promo, text FREE FB HELP to 8888. To check your status, text FREE FB STATUS to 8888.
To know more or to keep updated about GoSURF, text GoSURF or GoSURF FREE to 8888 or simply visit www.globe.com.ph/gosurf.