Facebook has launched it’s Internet.org app in India.
Internet.org is a non profit organisation, an initiative by Facebook, with an aim to bring free internet access to basic services, for people around the Globe.
The service was launched in 2013, and is available in 6 Countries: Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, Colombia, Ghana and India. Facebook has partnered with Reliance Communications in India, to provide free access to the following services.
- Aaj Tak
- AP Speaks
- BabyCenter & MAMA
- BBC News
- Bing Search
- Cleartrip: Check train and flight schedules & buy tickets
- Daily Bhaskar: Read local news
- Dictionary.com: Search for meanings of words
- ESPN Cricinfo: Get cricket updates
- Facebook: Communicate with friends and family
- Facts for Life: Find health and hygiene information
- Girl Effect
- HungamaPlay: Listen to music
- IBNLive: Read news
- iLearn: Learn from Women Entrepreneurs
- India Today: Read local news
- Internet Basics: Learn about the basics of the Internet
- Jagran: Read local news
- Jagran Josh: Get education and career information
- Maalai Malar: Read news in Tamil
- Maharashtra Times: Read news in Marathi
- Malaria No More: Learn about malaria
- manoramanews.com: Read local news
- Messenger: Send messages to friends and family
- NDTV: Read news
- Newshunt: Read news in English
- OLX: Buy and sell products and services
- Reliance Astrology: Read your horoscope
- Reuters Market Lite: Get farming and crop information
- Socialblood: Register to donate blood
- Times of India: Read news
- TimesJobs: Search for jobs
Free access to the above services are only available for Reliance customers from six Indian states: Tamil Nadu, Mahararashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala, and Telangana.
Users can access Internet.org using the Official Android App, which is available from Google Play.
[appbox googleplay org.internet]
You can also visit Internet.org from UC Browser for Internet.org (a special version of UC Browser), or from the start page of Opera Mini from your Reliance connected device.
[appbox googleplay com.opera.mini.android]
Facebook announced that it plans to roll out the service to other parts of the world.