Airtel Users Can Now Access Facebook Free For 2 Months

Bharti Airtel has  made accessing Facebook free for its subscribers, albeit for a two month period. The move tops almost every other option available for accessing facebook on mobile for free. If you remember, Facebook had recently launched a very basic version primarily for mobile access for free. Using users can access their facebook accounts, view and update status messages without incurring any data charges. However, there was one little problem with this – does not provide viewing and updating of images. So, if anyone wants to view and update images via, data charges apply.

However, Airtel has gone one up and actually provided free access to itself, the mobile version of Facebook. What this means is that Airtel users can get the complete experience including images at no extra cost. The service is free for 2 months and will last till August 31.

How to access for free on Airtel

If you are already use mobile internet on your Airtel connection, all you need to do is log on to and start accessing your facebook account without worrying about data charges.

If you are going to use mobile internet for the first time on your Airtel connection, here are the steps you need to follow,

  • SMS ‘FACEBOOK’ to 54321
  • Enter your e-mail address and password
  • That’s it. You can start browsing your facebook account using without paying a single penny during July and August

This sure looks like a win-win move for Airtel and Facebook. Facebook has a huge user base in India and with Airtel providing free access for limited time, it can both result in increase in subscribers for Airtel and also increased adoption of its mobile internet services which will go a long way in increasing revenues for Airtel.

Do you have a Airtel connection? Give the service a try and let us know your feedback.


murugappan July 18, 2010

but this feature is live from july 5th right? sorry for being harsh, but i think you are a lil too slow in putting it up!

Sauravjit July 18, 2010

It’s not the author’s fault as this post was submitted on 5th of July. That’s just because we published it yesterday.

murugappan July 18, 2010

oops! then ill take all my words back! 😛 😛

Aliyutukur May 9, 2011

My bundle account and airtime read at the same,instead of databundle for internet to read alone.