Free Facebook access on Cell C

Cell C will offer zero-rated access to Facebook from 1 July 2015.

The promotion will be available to all postpaid, top-up, and prepaid subscribers until 31 August 2015, said Cell C.

“We were the first and only mobile player in SA to offer zero-rated access to WhatsApp and now we are building on that with this Facebook offering,” said Cell C CEO Jose Dos Santos.

Subscribers will be able to use Messenger, post comments and pictures, view and share posts and pictures, and view News Feed and profiles at no charge.

Cell C also announced that it has partnered with Facebook to bring affordable Internet access to consumers by launching Facebook’s initiative in South Africa.

Subscribers can get the application through the Google Play Store, or visit

Postpaid and top-up customers will automatically get free access to Facebook and while prepaid customers need to ensure they recharge once every 30 days to show they are active on the network.

Normal Internet browsing, VoIP calling, Facebook videos, YouTube, and Instagram will be charged at standard data rates or will deplete data bundles.

Subscribers will also have the option to buy Cell C data bundles while on Facebook or

After the promotion expires, Cell C subscribers will still get free Facebook through

“From 1 September for a period of 12 months, customers who want to continue using Facebook Messenger, post comments, view and share posts and view News Feeds and profiles free of charge, can do so by accessing Facebook through the application.”

During this 12-month period, all the sites available through on the Cell C network will remain free when accessing links through the application.

Viewing and posting pictures, normal Internet browsing, VOIP calling, Facebook videos, YouTube, and Instagram will be charged at standard data rates or will deplete data bundles.

A list of sites available through is included below.

Category Provider Site name
Communication Facebook Facebook
Communication Messenger Messenger
Education BeSmart BeSmart
Education LoveWords LoveWords
Education Scholars4Dev Scholars4Dev
Education Wattpad Wattpad
Education WorldReader WorldReader
Education D-Siders D-Siders
Finance Careers24 Careers24
Finance DAI Your Money
Finance SmartBusiness SmartBusiness
Finance Money Matters Money Matters
Health BabyCenter & MAMA BabyCenter & MAMA
Health Health24 Health24
Health HIV360 HIV360
Health UNICEF (Facts for Life) Facts for Life
Information Bing Bing
Information Cell C Cell C
Information wikiHow wikiHow
Information Wikipedia Wikipedia
Marketplace Gumtree Gumtree
Marketplace OLX OLX
News BBC News BBC News
News News24 News24
News SuperSport SuperSport
Women Intel Intel She Will Connect
Women Nike Foundation (Girl Effect) Girl Effect
Women UN Women iLearn
Education FunDza FunDza

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