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Airtel introduces special complementary service for Facebook users

By on March 11, 2013
Rajan Swaroop, CEO Airtel

Rajan Swaroop, CEO Airtel

Customers of one of the leading telecommunications service providers, Airtel Nigeria, can now access popular social networking platform, Facebook, via a USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) Code.

With this innovation, Airtel customers will be able to launch Facebook on their mobile devices by dialing *688#.

According to Airtel, Facebook via USSD service aims to deliver Facebook to customers who have no access to the Internet.

This new service will empower customers to connect with their family and friends anytime, anywhere, on Facebook without using the internet or activating GPRS on their mobile devices.

Speaking on the new initiative, Chief Marketing Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Olu Akanmu, said that Airtel was committed to enabling Nigerian youth to connect to their friends and have all the fun they desire online through the most awesome innovative services in the Nigeria market.

Akanmu said: “At Airtel, the quest for total satisfaction of our customers drives us to continuously respond with customized offerings and services that will delight and engage telecom consumers.

“We will always occupy the front row in innovation that will enable Nigerians to build great bonds of friendships and fulfil their life aspirations.

“Airtel is committed to making the immense benefits of Facebook available to the widest number of Nigerians.”

With the USSD service, customers can carry out the following activities from their mobile devices; Update Facebook status messages; View, like and comment on posts; post on friends’ walls; find/add friends; confirm friend requests; view notifications, view and send messages.

One Comment

  1. John Chimessi

    March 11, 2013 at 9:09 am

    9ce one from airtel hope this service is free?