Facebook has just crossed the 1 billion user mark , Now Zuckerberg is trying to increase the amount of users accessing facebook via mobile and is currently running a promotional service in specific countries . Facebook is currently running a special service for Indian mobile users , now for every new sign up a user will get a talk time of Rs 50 within 3 days of sign up process . The site of also offering the same talk time offer to the referral . This offer will surely increase the number of mobile users in India plus this service will also be misused in creating fake profiles , etc
The above image represents the option which has to be filled by the new user for their sign up process . It is to be noted that there isn’t any field available to add email now . They just require two things - your phone number and the phone number of the person who invited you . New users have to add that mobile number which is not associated with any other Facebook account .
How this service will be misused in India ?
Indians always seeks for free things . For this Rs 5o talk-time they will definitely create Fake profiles on Facebook and even add different number to claim this offer .
Facebook has recently reported an estimate of around 83 Million Fake Facebook Profiles . Strange Isn’t it !
For Existing Users : If users now access Fb from their mobile phone , there you will see a message like this “Get Rs 50 Talk time for each friend you invite ” .For every new sign up offered by you , FB will award you with Rs 50 Talktime .
It seems that Facebook has partnered with number of telecom companies who has come forward in past too and offered these kind of incentives . If you remember Fb also introduced their zero service “0.facebook.com” for free access to Facebook via mobile and they also partnered with Fonetwish which provided service to the users to access number of option on FB via USSD feature (Without Internet Connection).
New users need to sign up through this link m.facebook.com/tt , Enter your mobile number and the number of the person who invited you and sign up for the new account . Within 3 days the a 50 recharge will be credited to your mobile number . If the talk time isn’t credited in to your account , report it to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Keep these things in your mind before the sign up process to claim this offer .
- The phone number should not be associated with any other account .
- Talk time will be credited to the genuine accounts .
- Sign up link - m.facebook.com/tt
- Report to email@example.com for talk time crediting issue .
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