Sonera launches handy SMS and MMS applications for Facebook users

Sonera offers Facebook users convenient SMS and MMS service for communicating with friends.

The “Text Your Status” and Facebook MMS services enable Sonera customers to update their Facebook status by SMS and send MMS pictures to their Facebook profile directly from their mobile phone.

With the “Text Me” service, Sonera’s Mobile customers are able to add an application to their Facebook profile allowing their friends to send them 20 SMSs per month for free. After the 20th message, they can buy more messages for their Facebook friends to send. The messages can be purchased by SMS and they cost €1.90 per 50 SMSs.

“The Text Me application adds a new dimension to Facebook: My friends can reach me by SMS from Facebook even when I’m not online. The new Facebook services facilitate Facebook usage on the move especially if you do not have a smart phone with a browser to access Facebook with”, says Development Manager Vesa Lindqvist, Mobility Services, TeliaSonera Finland.

Text Me and Text Your Status are available for addition to Facebook profiles at www.sonera.fi/aivo or directly at Facebook. To update the status, the customer sends an SMS starting with FB to the number 15400. The charge for this is €0.079 per SMS.

To send MMS updates to their Facebook profile, users send the picture with a list-priced MMS to mobile@facebook.com.

Facebook won the Best Community and Social Network Service Award at TeliaSonera’s SurfPort Awards Gala 2009 that rewards top mobile content services. According to the jury, the service promotes global social networking, and its mobile version has an easy user interface that expands the Internet user experience.

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For further information journalists can contact:
Development Manager Vesa Lindqvist, Mobility Services, +358 (0) 40 760 0170