Recently at Mobile World Congress
2013, Facebook is announcing partnerships with a select group of
mobile operators around the world that will offer free or discounted
access to Facebook messaging for their subscribers.
In the Philippines, SMART is the exclusive operator partner for this program.
Facebook is currently the most popular social network in the Philippines.
“We’re excited with this partnership as it’s in line with our goal of
making access to messaging and other mobile Internet services
accessible to more Filipinos. We’re sure that this is something that
our subscribers are looking forward to.” said Orlando B. Vea, Chief
Wireless Advisor of SMART Communications.
In the coming months, free or discounted access will be available on
Messenger for Android, Messenger for iOS, and Facebook for Java which
is now optimized for chat. This promotion will be available from more
than 18 operators in 14 countries. SMART is the exclusive telco
partner in the in the Philippines.
Messaging on Facebook lets people connect with friends and contacts on
the go, regardless of what device they are using. Three out of every
four people on Facebook send a message on the platform each month,
making messaging one of the most popular activities on Facebook.
Today, Facebook messaging and chat can be accessed from more than
6,000 mobile phones via Facebook Messenger, Facebook for iOS and
Android, Facebook for Every Phone, m.facebook.com and across other
devices with Facebook integration. @ http://www.socialbakers.com/
Total Facebook users in the Philippines: 30,094,560
Position in the global list: 8th
Penetration of population: 30.12%
Penetration of online population: 93.13%
Smart is the 6th most popular brand fan page on FB
while rival globe telecom is a lowly 25th