Do you use Ncell? Yes? We have good news! The Ncell “Facebook Free” Offer starts at 12:00 AM on Wednesday. Yes, today. Or tomorrow, technically.
Collaborating with Facebook, Ncell has introduced the Facebook Free scheme to allow all its users to use Facebook without any cost. Ncell had previously made using Twitter and Wikipedia free. It comes under Ncell’s “Internet for All” scheme.
According to Ncell, all prepaid and postpaid customers will be able to post status, upload photos, read others’ updates, and like, share and post comments without any data charge via Android mobile application of Facebook and browsers (except proxy enabled).
However, there are a few catches. Viewing others photos and videos in Facebook will attract charges at prevailing rates.
Additionally, chatting with your friends via Messenger is also not free. Users will still have to use their mobile data for chatting.
Simon Perkins, managing director of Ncell, said that the offer helps the youths and migrated workers of the country to keep in touch with their friends and families. “There is a clear link between access to the internet and economic growth of the country. The study across the globe shows that 10 percent increase in Internet users can help on the growth of GDP by 1.5 percent,” he added.
Moreover, he also said that 97 percent of Internet users of the country use mobile phones to access the internet. “Eight million people in Nepal use social media and this kind of offer will help to attract more population to social media. Ncell is also committed to working with the government on making the internet accessible in all village development committees by 2020,” Perkins added.
Similarly, Anna Nygren, head of APAC growth partnership, Facebook, said that Facebook was started in 2004 with the aim of more open and connected world. “There are around 1.8 billion active users of Facebook every month. The offer will bring more Nepalese to Facebook.” Nygren said.
Ncell’s Facebook Free offer is valid for 90 days. To activate the offer, simply dial *17117#.
Are you happy that Facebook is now free for Ncell users? It seems like the perfect Valentines’s Day gift from your mobile service operator.
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