According to Reuters, the new text-only version of the site, 0.facebook.com, is optimized for phones with limited Internet capabilities. That means the site won’t display photos or videos, but users can keep up with status updates or post their own.
The report did not specify whether Pokes are allowed.
Diet Facebook will span 40 countries with the help of operators like Reliance Communications Ltd. and Videocon in India, Vodafone Group plc (NYSE: VOD) in Greece, and T-Mobile International AG in Hungary. The US won’t be on the list at launch, and the social networking giant isn’t reimbursing the wireless operators for the free usage, Reuters says.
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— Sarah Reedy, Senior Reporter, Light Reading Mobile