Airtel Ghana is set to bring an array of free services to its customers in Ghana which will include free Facebook access through the Internet.org application.
Airtel Ghana is set to treat its customers to a great package of services as it has announced a collaboration with social media colossus Facebook which will open up a raft of valuable services to its customers situated anywhere in the country. These services will be powered by Facebook’s Internet.org app which will allow new and existing subscribers of the network free Facebook access as well as a range of basic, indigenous internet services at no cost to customers.
The internet.org app in Ghana as proposed by Airtel would give free access to services such as Facebook, Wikipedia, BBC News, GhanaWeb, Ebola Information by UNICEF, Wattpad, Jobberman, AccuWeather, SuperSport, News24 among others. Subscribers of Airtel Ghana will be able to access these valuable services either by downloading the Internet.org app on an Android device (from Play Store) or Feature phone, or by logging on to internet.org. Under the package, no charge will be incurred while accessing the listed services covered by the collaboration. However, all browsing done beyond the scope of the free basic services will be charged according to extant data rates.
Speaking on the announcement of the partnership between Facebook and Airtel Ghana, Lucy Quist, Managing Director of Airtel Ghana said that the collaborative effort of both companies would open up greater opportunities for people in Ghana to stay connected and have access to important information that would enable them fulfill their potential. On the other side of the partnership, Facebook’s Vice President of Internet.org disclosed that continuing with the successful launches of the internet.org app in Kenya and Zambia, Facebook was extremely enthusiastic about bringing the app to Ghana where it hoped to provide more people with the tools required to better their lives through the instrument of basic information and communication services.