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Facebook’s Internet.org begins offering basic internet services for free in Africa

31/07/2014

Facebook’s Internet.org group has kicked its mission to provide global internet access up a notch after announcing the launch of (...)
Facebook’s Internet.org group has kicked its mission to provide global internet access up a notch after announcing the launch of its first app in Zambia, Africa. The app provides “basic access” to 13 different services — including Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Google search and Wikipedia — for free. Customers of Zambian operator Airtel will be the first to get their hands on it, but Facebook plans to continue to develop the experience and introduce the app in other markets in due course. “With this app, people can browse a set of useful health, employment and local information services without data charges. By providing free... This story continues at The Next Web The post Facebook’s Internet.org begins offering basic internet services for free in Africa appeared first on The Next Web. Facebook’s Internet.org group has kicked its mission to provide global internet access up a notch after announcing the launch of its first app in Zambia, Africa. The app provides “basic access” to 13 different services — including Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Google search and Wikipedia — for free. Customers of Zambian operator Airtel will be the first to get their hands on it, but Facebook plans to continue to develop the experience and introduce the app in other markets in due course. “With this app, people can browse a set of useful health, employment and local information services without data charges. By providing free... This story continues at The Next Web The post Facebook’s Internet.org begins offering basic internet services for free in Africa appeared first on The Next Web.
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