Aircel ties up with Facebook to provide voice update service to its subscribers. Now, users of the social networking site can update their status messages through their mobile phones in their own voice without internet access.
In a statement the cell phone operator said, “Facebook Voice Updates on Aircel will allow people to connect to their friends on Facebook in their own voice without internet access on their mobile phones, which makes it an easy access for a large audience anytime anywhere.”
This is an innovative inititative of Facebook and Aircel where one does not need to type the Facebook updates, but just dial on their Aircel mobile connection and record a message. The message will be immediately posted on the Facebook page.
Aircel COO Gurdeep Singh said, “Convergence is the way forward as it opens a world of possibilities. Facebook Voice Updates on Aircel is a step in that direction, which helps both the business community and the youth to connect efficiently, be it a celebration or an emergency.”
A short code will be given to users through which one can record his or her voice. All the Facebook friends of the user will then receive SMS alert about the update and in return the friends can reply back with their own mobile updates.
Henri Moissinac, head of Facebook Mobile Business, told to the media: “Today, over 15 million people are actively using Facebook in India, where mobile devices are an important tool to stay connected. This collaboration will offer our Indian users an opportunity to easily connect and share with their friends on Facebook.”