Idea Cellular has partnered with Facebook to offer free access to Facebook Messenger for prepaid users for a period of 3 months. Earlier this year Airtel offered free Facebook access for their prepaid customers for 1 month. This would let the customers enjoy Facebook Messenger access with up to 200MB of free monthly usage. This offer is available for all the Idea prepaid users on Android and iOS devices.
Idea customers can dial *800*88# from your phone to activate the free Facebook Messenger offer. After activation the free service can be used by downloading the application from Play store on Android and iTunes app store on iOS devices.
Announcing the launch of the new service, Sashi Shankar, Chief Marketing Officer – Idea Cellular said,
With the increasing mobile broadband penetration in India, the mobile phone is becoming the most important device for accessing Internet and social networking platforms. Nearly 50% of data users on the Idea network access Facebook on their mobile phones. The free Facebook Messenger service will enhance their social networking experience and enable Facebook users to chat with their contacts while on the move.
Kevin D’souza, Country Growth Manager, Facebook said,
Messaging is a fun and useful way to share privately and connect with friends in smaller personal groups. We are happy that Idea subscribers can now enjoy free access to Facebook Messenger and experience new features such as Chat Heads and Stickers. This partnership allows us to connect people in new areas and offer them the Facebook experience on the Idea network.
The new Facebook Messenger offer is available for all Idea 2G and 3G prepaid subscribers for a period of 3 months from the date of activation. It will be available for activation until July 31st, 2013.