A version of Facebook which is accessible from your mobile phone with minimal data charges has been launched to ensure social networking remains accessible on the move.
If you visit the 0.facebook.com site from your phone you will get most of the features currently offered by the more data-intensive version of the site, but with a fraction of the data to download.
The catch is that Facebook has not made this site accessible from the UK. However, it should not be long before the list of international network partners, which is in excess of 50 at the moment, includes the major UK providers.
Facebook stated: "When using the mobile internet, people around the world face two main challenges – sometimes the experience is too slow to be fun and the cost of data plans and understanding them can be daunting.
"We have designed 0.facebook.com to help solve these two barriers and we hope that even more people will discover the mobile internet with Facebook as a result."
Anyone who wishes to view pictures on Facebook using the low-cost site should expect to be charged by their network, but for updates and wall-to-wall chatting the cost should be minimal.
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