In an attempt to increase the number of Indian user-base, Facebook, the world's largest social network with over one billion active users a month has quietly launched Talktime program in the country.
Under this program, the social networking firm provides Rs 50 talktime for free to every new user who signs up the network using their mobile phones.
According to a Plugged.in report, users will have log on to m.facebook.com/tt and register to get the free talktime. However, users can also log on to m.facebook.com and sign-up for a new account, but this process will not fetch any free talktime.
While this Talktime program is only for new sign-ups and not for existing users, those users who refer others to join the Mark Zuckerbery network will receive free Rs 50 talktime.
Apparently, Facebook is not content with 1 billion users and it's turning to mobile subscribers in India to fuel its growth. Also, it is to be noted that the talktime scheme will add to the rising number of fake profiles, which Facebook lately been struggling with for quite sometime.