From now on, Tigo subscribers in the East African nation of Tanzania will enjoy free sessions of Facebook on their mobile telephones without paying a cent.
This has been made possible by a partnership established between social media giant Facebook, one of the world’s most populous ‘nations’ and mobile operator Tigo.
The deal was recently penned in the captial Dar-es-Salam by Tigo Tanzania GM Diego Gutierrez and Facebook representative Nicola D’Elia.
This free access to Facebook services through their mobile handsets is in English and in a new Swahili version.
“This partnership means that Tigo customers can, for the first time, access Facebook through their handsets without incurring any data charges and connect with the social media network’s two millions of users in Tanzania and its 1.2 billion users worldwide,” Gutierrez said in a statement.
Nicola D’ Elia, Facebook director for International Growth and Partnerships said Facebook was excited to be working with Tigo again to give more people in Tanzania the ability to share and connect free of data charges across Facebook apps and mobile website, and now in the traditional language of Kiswahili.”