[Originally published on Jun 4, 2014] Are you shocked by reading such title? But it’s absolutely true. Now you can surf Facebook for free without having Internet connection on your mobile phone. Actually, a Singapore based mobile application provider company “U2opia Mobile” launched a service to surf Facebook without Internet.
This service was launched in 2013 but now BSNL company launched this service in India’s east and south zone. It will also be launched in west and north zone soon.
Honestly, public sector telecom company BSNL tie up with U2opia Mobile company for providing this service in India. This service will be provided by using Unstructured Supplement Service Data (USSD). However, most of the people might be using this service for different task because many telecom companies use this service to send alerts to customers.
The CEO and Co-founder of U2opia Mobile “Sumesh Menon” told that this service will work in each type of mobile devices.
If you don’t have much knowledge about USSD, then let me tell you that this service is used to send text based commands to the telecom operator. We can also name it “Short SMS Service”.
Generally, USSD is used for prepaid call back service, location based service and menu based information. If you want to check the balance of your prepaid mobile, then USSD can be used. There is no need to connect with Internet to run this code.
As we see in our surroundings, most of the people are facing the problem of Internet connectivity. So, in such cases USSD code can help. With this USSD code service BSNL users can check their Facebook account, see status, respond friend request and not only this but users can also wish Birthdays to their friends with this service without Internet access. So, isn’t it the shocking and very useful effort of mobile application and telecom companies!