|By||http://e27.cohttp://e27.sg/2012/07/19/dial-325-for-gsm-access-to-facebook-via-fonetwish-the-service-that-sees-a-billion-transactions-monthly/||| Jul 19, 2012 | Asia|
Facebook by Fonetwish , the very first in the world to provide service that allows users to access Facebook without data plan has one billion transaction per month within few months of its launch and according to Socialbakers, it is among the top 25 social utility apps worldwide.
According to Sumesh Menon, the Founder and CEO of U2opia Mobile, “We are thrilled with the success of Facebook by Fonetwish and aspire to be a preferred access point for mobile users worldwide. U2opia Mobile continues to add new markets each week and is now active in over 45 countries including Latin America, Africa and South East Asia. To add to the excitement, we are all set to release new features that will enhance the experience of using Facebook by Fonetwish.”
According to Internet World Stats, there are more than 800 million Facebook users worldwide and this is a good opportunity for U2opia to penetrate the global market of communication. Due to its popularity in India, Indonesia and Africa, Facebook by Fonetwish is highly associated with operators in their home country such as Tigo, MTN, Airtel Group, Telkomsel and XL Axiata. Besides that, expansion to Philippines, Malaysia and other significant Facebook market is in the process.
By omitting the usage of the Internet to access Facebook, it is a guarantee that users of Facebook by Fonetwish will continue to grow. Just like shooting fish in a barrel, Fonetwish works on all types of handsets by just dialing *325#.
U2opia Mobile is the innovator in creating Facebook access point without Internet access. Constant support and collaboration with various telecom operators have helped popularized Fonetiwsh in a short time. This advancement has allowed those without the comfort of Internet to access the famous social network and sculpting new edges for smartphone users.
Read the full press release below.
Singapore, June 19, 2012: Already live in Asia, Africa and Latin America, Facebook by Fonetwish, a first in the world service that allows users to access their Facebook accounts without a data plan, has one billion transactions per month within few months of its launch. Witnessing incredible growth, Facebook by Fonetwish is among the top 25 utilities applications on Facebook worldwide (ranked by Social Bakers - http://www.socialbakers.com/facebook-applications/category/12-utilities) in April – May 2012.
Speaking on the achievement Sumesh Menon, Founder and CEO of U2opia Mobile said, “We are thrilled with the success of Facebook by Fonetwish and aspire to be a preferred access point for mobile users worldwide. U2opia Mobile continues to add new markets each week and is now active in Latin America, Africa and South East Asia.
To add to the excitement, we are all set to release new features that will enhance the experience of using Facebook by Fonetwish.”
Having gained immense popularity in India, Indonesia, Africa, Facebook by Fonetwish is associated with largest operators in their home country like Tigo, MTN, Airtel Group, Telkomsel, XL Axiata and many more. Expansion to Philippines, Malaysia and other key facebook markets is on the anvil.
There is high traction for Facebook by Fonetwish, with its inherent capability to access to facebook profiles, update status and view friends’ walls – all without an Internet. Fonetwish works on all types of handsets by just dialing *325#.
U2opia Mobile has been the pioneer in building a Facebook access point without Internet access. Continuous development on the product, coupled with support from telecom operators, has enabled broad reach for Fonetwish in a very short time. The innovation has extended the reach of social networking beyond the Internet-enabled populace and those with smartphones, carving new frontiers for the popular social network.
U2opia Mobile is focused on empowering emerging markets users to interact via any mobile device with network and web applications. It develops applications that are easily recognized and have passionate users in every continent.
About U2opia Mobile Pte Limited (www.u2opiamobile.com):
Singapore based U2opia Mobile is a mobile applications development company with a focus on social experience on mobile. U2opia Mobile utilizes other technologies and allows access to any phone, anywhere, anytime.
U2opia is managed by a team of entrepreneurs who have excelled in running numerous successful companies in mobile, internet and IT. The aim is to leverage the best practices from all three domains to offer the most comprehensive solution.
The company was founded in 2010 and has presence across India, South East Asia, Africa and the Middle East. U2opia recently received a round of funding from Matrix Partners, India.