Facebook offers Rs. 50 talktime for new users signing up via mobile
Facebook has launched a new scheme under which the company is offering Rs. 50 worth of talktime to new users who sign up via a mobile device. Under the new plan – first spotted by Plugged.in – users have to visit m.facebook.com/tt and register for the free talktime. Users can also refer others to join Facebook and get the same Rs. 50 talktime benefit if they sign up.
The process for the registration is pretty simple. You have to visit m.facebook.com/tt and follow the instructions appearing on the screen. New users don't require an e-mail address to complete the signing up formalities. All you have to do is give your mobile phone number. According to Facebook, talktime will be credited to users' account within three days of time.
Facebook is already massive popular in India. In fact, India has the second largest Facebook population. However, the social network aims to expand its reach in the country, especially by wooing the mobile users. A top Facebook official recently revealed that number of the Indian users accessing Facebook via mobile phones has significantly increased over the years.
Facebook's new scheme is certainly going to help the social network increase its popularity in the country. However, there are concerns the scheme may prompt the addition of fake profiles on the social network. According to the company's quarterly report, about 83 million Facebook accounts are fakes and dupes.
What do you think of the new Facebook scheme?