Smart, Talk “˜N Text and Sun Cellular brings FREE Internet to the masses via Internet.org app by Facebook. The partnership, spearheaded by Talk “˜N Text provides access to major education, news, health, messaging and communication websites without data charges. Initially, 24 websites, including Facebook and Messenger will be available via Internet.org app but Facebook’s Director of Global Operator Partnerships Markku Makelainen said that they are working with more content partners and government agencies in bridging the digital divide and providing Filipinos access to internet services and tools that can help create new ideas and opportunities.
Internet.org is a Facebook-led initiative that aims to make basic mobile Internet services available to two-thirds of the world who are not yet connected. Smart is the first telco to launch Internet.org app in the country and this also marks the first time Internet.org will be available in Southeast Asia. Before its Philippine debut, Internet.org has been launched in six countries including Colombia, Ghana, Tanzania, Kenya, India and Zambia.
Markku Makelainen, Facebook Director Global Operator Partnerships. Photo from @SMARTCares
To avail of this FREE internet service, Smart, Talk “˜N Text and Sun Cellular subscribers can download the Internet.org app on Google Play, open www.internet.org on their browser or simply text INTERNET to 9999.
Here are the list of websites available via Facebook’s internet.org app in the Philippines:
Facts for Life, www.factsforlifeglobal.org
Girl Effect, www.girleffect.org