Did you see a “Facebook with Free Data” message appear while browsing Facebook yesterday? If so, you’re not alone.
Many T-Mobile customers are reporting that they saw a banner that read “Facebook with Free Data” while accessing the social network yesterday. A couple of TmoNews readers pinged me about the message, and several folks onand saw it, too. The banner appeared both in the Facebook app itself and , and as you can see in the screenshots below, users would be given a warning that “standard data charges may apply” when they navigate away from Facebook. One Reddit user that after they removed their SIM and connected to Facebook over Wi-Fi, the “Facebook with Free Data” message disappeared.
As for what the “Facebook with Free Data” message is, that’s still up in the air. T-Mobile hasn’t announced any kind of zero-rated Facebook feature, and when asked for comment, T-Mo said I should ask Facebook about it. T-Mobile’s support team, “We are aware of the message at the top of the Facebook page. We are investigating this right now and will have more information on this soon.” T-Mobile prepaid brand GoSmart Mobile does offer free, unlimited Facebook access. The feature and is currently available on .
Did the “Facebook with Free Data” message appear for you?
Thanks, Juan and Bryan!
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