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The News Minute| June 3, 2014| 5. 12 pm IST BSNL on Tuesday launched a service allowing its mobile users to access Facebook without any Internet or data connectivity. BSNL users will be charged Rs 4, Rs 10 and Rs 20 for 3 days, weekly and monthly plans, respectively, the company said in a statement. The public sector telecom firm has tied up with U2opia Mobile to provide Facebook access through USSD in East and South zones immediately and shortly the service will be launched in West and North zones. Users can now access their accounts, view/post status messages, respond to friend requests, write on friends' walls, view birthday reminders and send messages without any Internet or data connection. "Companies today are looking at enhancing the portfolio of offerings to voice and SMS customers and we are really excited to offer Facebook on USSD, given the rising popularity of social media," BSNL Director Anupam Shrivastava said.

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