Digital Security firm Gemalto developed a new technology Facebook integrated SIM service which will bring facebook to every mobile regardless of whether it has a data connection or subscription.
Now you can use world’s most popular social networking site with any mobile regardless of its data connection using this latest technology.Gemalto embeds the Facebook software in SIM card.This means that the client will be 100% compatible with any mobile phone that uses a SIM card for its carrier connectivity. The experience may not be a visual treat like in Smartphones but capable of pulling friend requests, status messages, wall posts and messages to your mobile.User can sign in using SIM application and the notifications will be delivered to the phone’s screen to display any messages, events or posts shared on their friends’ walls. One more wonderful feature is the Facebook client can also search the contacts on their SIM card and match them to Facebook friends, sending them requests in the process.
“Increasingly people want to be able to stay connected and communicate with their friends on Facebook anytime, anywhere,” said Henri Moissinac, Head of Mobile Business, Facebook. “Gemalto has developed a creative solution in Facebook for SIM that enables people without mobile data plans to stay connected to their friends on Facebook in an affordable way.”
The application doesn’t need a data-plan because it utilises SMS technology. This means that both pay-as-you-go and pay-monthly customers are able to use the application. To encourage consumers to use the service, Gemalto is offering Facebook for SIM on a limited free trial period but will then operate on a subscription model. It can also be said that this service is useful to the countries where mobile infrastructure are still developing, giving them access to the social network regardless of whether there is an internet connection or not. via thenextweb