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MobiFone partners with Facebook to launch free connection services

Update: May, 30/2017 - 16:53
Representatives of Facebook and MobiFone at the launch ceremony for Free Basics and Facebook Flex held in Hà Nội on May 25. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — MobiFone has partnered with Facebook to officially launch Free Basics and Facebook Flex services, allowing MobiFone customers to access the Facebook network without data charges.

This is the first time customers in Việt Nam will be able to utilise Facebook services, including Free Basics and Facebook Flex, through their MobiFone account.

Free Basics is a free portal that provides users with basic and useful information about social matters, including sports, entertainment, education, transportation, employment and healthcare.

With Facebook Flex, customers can access an abridged version of the Facebook social network, follow friends’ newsfeeds, post comments, share posts and send instant messages via Facebook Messenger for free through the MobiFone network.

This is an effective way to maintain Facebook access and internet connection even when accounts are out of money, ensuring continuity of information through social connections.

During the launch of Free Basics and Facebook Flex held in Hà Nội on May 25, Bùi Sơn Nam, MobiFone’s deputy director general, said that MobiFone was the first mobile network operator in Việt Nam to have partnered with Facebook to bring these useful services to the country’s mobile phone users.

“This collaboration will help spread knowledge, which enables people to capture information in order to participate in and benefit from the fourth industrial revolution on a global scale,” he said.

He added that the co-operation of the two parties aims to connect people with each other and with scientific and technical achievements for a better world. MobiFone and Facebook will also honour the values of Vietnamese culture as well as human cultural values based on the foundation of understanding and mutual respect.

Anna Nygren, Business Development Manager and Asia Pacific Mobile Partner of Facebook, said that the aim of Facebook services is to provide connections in areas without internet.

“We expect to help everyone approach the internet and improve their life,” she said. — VNS



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