Kathmandu, February 14 Ncell has launched ‘Facebook Free’ offer for its subscribers for next three months, in partnership with the social media giant. The offer, which will come into effect from Wednesday, was announced by Ncell’s Managing Director Simon Perkins amid an event in the Capital today. Under the offer, all pre-paid and post-paid Ncell subscribers will be able to post their status, upload photos, read others’ updates, like, share and post comments without any data charge via android mobile application of Facebook and browsers (except proxy enabled), according to Ncell. With the launch of ‘Facebook Free’ offer, a ‘Go to Free’ button will appear on top right corner of Facebook page by default, clicking on which Ncell customers will be able to browse free version of Facebook. “The ‘Facebook Free’ offer is a part of Ncell’s larger vision — ‘Internet for All’, which aims at enhancing access to internet through affordable and innovative products. Social media are catalysts of internet adoption and platforms like Facebook have been enabling youth and families of migrant workers to share every moment and stay connected,” said Perkins As studies across the globe have shown clear link between internet access and economic growth, Perkins expressed commitment to work together with the government in achieving national goals like making internet accessible in all village development committees by 2020. As per Ncell, the offer is globally configured and synced with the Facebook and does not require any activation process for customers. However, viewing of others’ photos and videos in Facebook will attract charges at prevailing rates. Customers will be asked to verify if they want to switch from free to the paid version of the Facebook application, Ncell officials said. To enable viewing of others’ photos and videos at more affordable rates in the paid version, customers will be able to buy data packs as per their requirements. They can also buy data packs by dialling *123# and following the given instructions.
Ncell brings ‘Facebook Free’ offer
Published: 04:19 am Feb 15, 2017