Facebook offers free data and a new mobile app for 'every phone’

Facebook has released yet another mobile application in the hope of bringing its social network to the masses of users who don’t own a smartphone.

The new app, called Facebook for Every Phone is a Java-based application that will open up the platform to more than 2,500 different "dumb" phones while offering a fast and comprehensive Facebook experience.

"This app not only includes Facebook’s most popular features, such as News Feed, Inbox, and Photos, but also enables you to upload photos and find friends from your phone’s contacts," announced Facebook in a July 12 post.

The social networking company has partnered with cellular carriers around the globe to provide users with up to 90 days of free data so they can try out the app.

"This experience is optimized to use less data than other Java apps or mobile sites, making it much more affordable for people to use when the 90-day period ends," added Facebook.

People using Google's new social network, Google+, are avidly awaiting the iPhone version of the Google+ app. The Google+ app is currently only available for Android owners or via the phone's mobile browser by visiting m.google.com/plus.  

The Facebook for Every Phone app is available from Wednesday and can be downloaded by visiting m.facebook.com and scrolling down to the download link, or by entering d.facebook.com/install on your phone’s mobile browser. It's also available from popular app stores such as GetJar, Appia, and Mobile Weaver.

Watch a video of Facebook for Every Phone: https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150312228478109

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