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# 61603 19-May-2010 15:13
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I just happened to be looking at the Facebook Blog today and found this article about 0.facebook.com which is a stripped-down mobile Facebook portal offered as an unmetered service by 50 mobile operators worldwide. Down at the bottom of the page it says it will be coming soon to Telecom NZ.

Haven't seen anything announced by Telecom to this effect, but this is a much better partnership for Telecom than Bebo so I'm sure they'll make a song and dance about it soon enough.

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  # 331898 19-May-2010 15:50
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Nice find! think you may have just spoiled someones marketing plans! haha Laughing

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  # 332491 20-May-2010 17:49
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I just saw this ad on facebook's homepage:

Go to 0.facebook.com to use Facebook Mobile without data charges. Only available on Telecom New Zealand.

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  # 332500 20-May-2010 17:57
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I just tried it and it went through, rather than giving the "not available with this operator" message. I'll check my usage meter once it's had a chance to update.

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  # 332600 20-May-2010 20:52
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OK, it's been three hours and I have not been charged usage. Looks like it's all up and running :)



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  # 332615 20-May-2010 21:09
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I'm getting a blank page when I access from my iPhone

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  # 332644 20-May-2010 21:44
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Oh really? people are still deploying WAP? o_O




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  # 332646 20-May-2010 21:45
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If you read the between the lines, this is a Facebook move to reach developing countries (why New Zealand is in the list who knows, m.facebook.com works ok). That's what they have out there...




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  # 332730 21-May-2010 02:22
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nah, they're doing it in a bunch of other 1st world countries than just NZ

very pleased to see this, now I can get it even cheaper than m.facebook.com with the images switched off! (which was almost free already...)






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  # 332739 21-May-2010 06:02
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The iPhone can handle WAP -- unless they're blocking particular devices out.

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  # 332807 21-May-2010 10:40
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We are indeed launching Facebook Zero. It is only available for WAP handsets (ones going through our proxy). It is not available for PDA's & smart phones.

You'll see it start to appear over the next 1 - 2 business working days :)

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  # 333015 21-May-2010 16:03
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i was just using it on my E75.. looks cool




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  # 333018 21-May-2010 16:08
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akia: We are indeed launching Facebook Zero. It is only available for WAP handsets (ones going through our proxy). It is not available for PDA's & smart phones.

You'll see it start to appear over the next 1 - 2 business working days :)
I noticed that, on my Sony Aino I can only access it via the default browser (WORST BROWSER *EVER*)  that came with the phone but not with Opera Mini (makes the phone a 100 times better). Any way to fiddle with the settings to fix this?




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Opera use their own proxy for Opera Mini therefore you cannot use this service as Opera will not use our proxy.

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