Bummer! Globe Telecom Don’t Offer Free Access to Facebook through Mobile App for Java

Bummer! Globe Telecom Don’t Offer Free Access to Facebook through Mobile App for Java

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A reader who commented on my previous post is probably right — Globe Telecom don’t support Facebook for Every Phone App.

Facebook launched the app in partnership with several telcos in the world to offer free access to the social networking site in 90 days. Facebook for Every Phone App was designed to work specifically for Java-enabled phones, or phones that don’t run a complete mobile operating system.

It’s definitely good news for Globe and SMART subscribers here in the Philippines, since the two telcos were listed among those who will support the new service.

SMART confirmed the free service; however, being listed in Facebook’s announcement doesn’t mean final confirmation from the participating telcos. And that’s what we learned from Globe Telecom. Seems like Facebook listed Globe Telecom, but the telco denied its participation. In fact, Globe Telecom informed CTB that the promo is not official.

It reads:

Hi! We don’t offer a free access to Facebook. We have a recent promo which ended last June 30, 2011 Super Facebook. You can register to SuperSurf to access the internet and social sites like Facebook: SUPERSURF gives you unlimited access to the Internet.

I saw the webpage you sent. Thank you for bringing this up. The promo you mentioned is not official. Globe promotions are announced and made known to the public through advertisements such as print-ads in major daily newspapers, posters in our Business Centers and authorized dealers, radio and television advertisements, letters or text broadcasts. DTI authority oversees any promo that Globe Telecom may have. Thank you.

There you got it, CTB readers. You can’t access Facebook for free through the mobile app for Java or Facebook for Every Phone app, just if you’re using Globe. So if you’re Globe user, I suggest you stay away from using the app or else you’ll end up losing credits.

Update: Globe Telecom is already offering this Free Facebook Access

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