Globe and Facebook announced that Globe is now offering its subscribers a new Facebook mobile application for Java-based feature phones. Globe is also sponsoring the launch by enabling subscribers to download and use the application for three months without incurring any data charges.
The Facebook for Every Phone application provides a better and faster Facebook experience for feature phones than other similar applications and mobile sites. It brings Facebook’s most popular features and user experience to a wide range of Java handsets, and is optimized for speed and performance on the Globe network. This application includes several new and unique features that enable people to stay connected and easily share through Facebook including faster browsing of News Feed stories and photos, easy photo uploads from your phone, synchronize local address book contacts with Facebook friends, and one-time download of application.
Facebook for Every Phone is optimized to use minimal data while providing people with a fast and engaging user experience on feature phones. The application uses less data than other Java applications or mobile sites, enabling it to be much more affordable for people to use when the trial period ends.
The application is available for Globe subscribers for free from August 3 to October 31, 2011. To install the application on your Java-enabled mobile phone, text FB and send to 2910. Use the myGlobe Connect as the access point (APN setting) for free access, otherwise, standard charges apply.
“We are very excited about the Facebook for Every Phone application which allows our subscribers to enjoy Facebook from their mobile phone anytime and anywhere they want,” said Joanna Africa, Head for Portfolio Management of Globe. “The application provides easy access to Facebook for our subscribers, and we’re pleased to offer it for a free trial period.”
“At Facebook, we strive to not only provide a great experience on the website, but to also provide a great Facebook experience from any mobile device they choose,” said Javier Olivan, Head of International Growth, Facebook. “Through our collaboration with Globe, we’re thrilled we can offer yet another way for people to stay connected through Facebook and bring a high quality and high speed mobile application experience to feature phones in an affordable way.”