Etisalat has introduced another service called Etisalat FreeBasic which Allow You To Access Facebook And Other Sites Free of Charge Etisalat Freebasic services is now available so you can start browsing Facebook and some other websites free of charge with your Etisalat SIM without subscribing for data or buying airtime.
Etisalat has followed the footstep of Airtel being the second Mobile network provider to support the freebasics initiative by Facebook/ internet.org. This service allows Internet users from some select countries (Nigeria inclusive) to access popular web-based services for free.
In Nigeria Etisalat users can access Facebook, FB messenger, supersports, nairaland.com, jobberman and lots of other websites free on freebasic.
To view the list of supported websitesvist http://0.freebasics.com
I think this is a welcomed development as it will really go a long way to serve some people. Although images are removed when using free basic but it’s still manageable especially to read news and get information from sites like Nairaland whenever you run out of data plan.
Etisalat Free basic on Facebook is not that awesome because the beauty of Facebook is the pictures, video and other media stuffs. So if you are okay with that, you can go ahead and use Facebook free of charge (without images). It’s now left for MTN and Glo to follow suit