Grameenphone users now can use Facebook messenger without internet
Grameenphone in partnership Meta has launched an app called "Discover"- and a feature named "Text-Only Facebook" that will allow people stay seamlessly connected through Facebook messenger without internet.
These will also allow Grameenphone customers to browse the internet without any data charges with a 15 MB daily balance.
Posts and Telecom Minister Mustafa Jabbar officially unveiled the app at a function at the headquarters of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission today.
Customers will be able to view messages and icons with a low-bandwidth feature, such as free data, through Discover.
Robi, Banglalink and Teletalk also are working with Facebook Meta to launch this service.
Grameenphone CEO Yasir Azman said, "Today's launch is a joint venture with Meta and regulators to meet the needs of one of the world's largest Facebook user bases for the proper use of digital technology, as well as to ensure the availability of vital information."
"I am grateful to the regulatory body for giving us the opportunity to take such a timely initiative so that everyone has access to information in this age without data," he said.
"Helping people stay connected and ensuring their continued access to vital resources such as education and health on the Internet is important," said Paul Kim, director of Meta's International Business Development and Operator Partnership in Asia Pacific.