Airtel Introduces Special Complementary Service to Facebook Users

Customers of leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria
can now access popular social networking platform, Facebook via a USSD
(Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) Code. With this innovation, Airtel
customers will be able to launch Facebook on their mobile devices by dialing
According to Airtel, Facebook via USSD service aims to deliver Facebook
to customers who have no access to the Internet. This new service will empower
customers to connect with their family and friends anytime, anywhere on
Facebook without using the internet or activating GPRS capabilities on their
mobile devices.

Speaking on the new initiative, Chief Marketing Officer, Airtel Nigeria,
Olu Akanmu said Airtel is committed to enabling Nigerian youths connect to
their friends and have all the fun they desire on-line through the most
compelling innovative services in the Nigeria market. “At Airtel, the quest for
total satisfaction of our customers drives us to continuously respond with
customized offerings and services that will delight and engage telecom
consumers. We will always occupy the front row in innovation that will enable
Nigerians to build great bonds of friendships and fulfill their life aspirations.
Airtel is committed to making the immense benefits of Facebook available to the
widest number of Nigerians,” he said.
With the USSD service, customers can carry out the following activities
from their mobile devices: Update Facebook status messages; View, like and
comment on posts; Post on friends’ walls; find/add friends; confirm friend
requests; view notifications and View and send messages.

Tireni Adebayo

Tireni Adebayo is the Editor of Kemi Filani News. She has BSC in Mass Communication from the Redeemer's University and M.A in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos (2014 - 2015) where she majored in Public Relations and Advertising and Digital Media.  When she is not writing, she is either listening to music or reading her favorite books. Tel: +2348000000901 Address: Herbert Macaulay, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria Email: [email protected]

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