Aircel launches Facebook voice updates service

Monday, January 17, 2011, 10:35 by Tech Correspondent

Over 15 million people are active Facebook users in India. What if we tell you that you can update your status in Facebook using your own voice?

Aircel has announced a new service, under which Aircel subscribers can post Facebook status updates on their profile using their own voice.

How to use Aircel Facebook voice updates service

The new service by Aircel is easy to access. Aircel subscribers have to call 51555 from their Aircel phone, select their language preferences (English, Hindi or Tamil), give their Facebook credentials and record the status message. After that, you can post your status on Facebook and once your friends receive the status update, they can reply back using their voice. Related: Facebook most visited site in India

Both prepaid and the postpaid customers of Aircel can subscribe by calling at Rs. 1 per minute. And once the user is subscribed, there will a subscription fee of Rs. 5/- per week which auto-renews every week.

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Photo: Facebook voice updates by Aircel.

Another interesting thing is that Facebook voice updates on Aircel will not require any mobile Internet access. You can record a voice message to either post it on your wall or your friends’ wall. You can also send a friend request to use this service. Also see: Aircel 3G launch in India

Gurdeep Singh, COO, Aircel said, “At Aircel it is our constant endeavor to Innovate and bring the best to the consumer which enables the consumer to better his lifestyle and live smart. 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. It is an honor indeed to be working with Facebook and making this possible for the very first time.”

Henri Moissinac, head of mobile business at Facebook explained, “Today, over 15 million people are actively using Facebook in India, where mobile devices are an important tool for Indians to stay connected to the people and things most important to them. This collaboration with Aircel will offer an opportunity for our Indian users to easily connect and share with their friends on Facebook anytime, anywhere.

We expect Facebook to tie up with other telecom operators to offer similar services in future. Last year, Aircel introduced a service for its prepaid and postpaid customers that allowed them to send and receive updates from Facebook by SMS. Many other telecom operators in India also provide this SMS service now.

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