Ooredoo has launched Facebook Flex, a version of Facebook that allows customers to connect to Facebook for FREE.

In a statement Ooredoo said that it partnered with the world’s leading social networking site, Facebook to introduce this free service to its customers as an effort to further reduce the cost to communicate, to stay connected with friends and family and to stay updated on the latest news and events across the globe.

It said that Ooredoo mobile users with any data subscription, are now able to access a basic version of Facebook and Facebook Messenger with zero balance and no data charge with a tap of a button.

It said that while all mobile users are able to use this feature by simply logging on to their accounts from free.facebook.com, Android mobile users can access the free Facebook version directly from Facebook and Facebook Messenger application.

Ooredoo said that Facebook Flex also enables non-smartphone users to connect with their friends and family and enjoy Facebook for free by logging in through their mobile browsers.

At a challenging time like this, as we fight together to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, our biggest priority is to provide affordable access to information and to keep our customers connected. With the introduction of Facebook Flex, all Ooredoo mobile customers are now able to stay in touch with their friends and family and stay updated on the latest news without any charges. This new feature, allows our customers to control their data usage with a single tap of a button while browsing Facebook, enabling them to further reduce the cost of data
Hussain Niyaz, Ooredoo Maldives Acting Chief Commercial Officer

It said that Ooredoo customers can now chat, post, like, comment, and share as well as browse through text-based content on Facebook for free.

The user can only see photos and videos on Facebook by switching back to the full version of Facebook. When the full version of Facebook is activated within Facebook Flex, the customer will be charged the usual data rate from their data balance, or from their existing Social Media packs.

Ooredoo said that users can also browse content from Accuweather, BBC, Wikipedia, and many more free sites by visiting the free basics feature available from Facebook Flex.