Tata DoCoMo, the unified telecom brand of Tata Teleservices Ltd, has launched a first-of-its-kind service for Facebook fans, Facebook check-in, wherein the mobile phone user can stay connected to friends on FB without Internet, GPS or mobile data services, through unstructured supplementary services data.

Facebook check-in allows a user to check into a location showing on the user’s Facebook profile, according to a press release here on Friday.

The service will be charged at Re 1 per check-in. It uses Tata DoCoMo’s location-based platform to identify the user’s location and thus eliminates the need for a GPS-enabled phone.

The service is the first in the market, launched in partnership with U2opia Mobile. In addition, it has launched Facebook Messaging for users without mobile Internet on their phone, Mr Abhijit Kishore, COO Gujarat, Tata DoCoMo, said.

(This article was published on March 29, 2013)
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