Now you can post Facebook updates using a voice call. Aircel has introduced a new service which enables you to post updates to your Facebook account by simply dialing a short code. Since you don’t need an internet connection to do this, the service can be availed even with a basic mobile phone.
To use the service Aircel subscribers need to dial 51555 and will be charged Rs 5 per week for unlimited updates.
The product is easy to use. For example, to broadcast what you’re up to today, simply dial a short code to record your voice message and post it as your status update on Facebook. Your friends will then receive an SMS alert about your new status update, to which they can reply with their own voice updates through Aircel.
Aircel’s IVR service gives people the option of addressing their social networking updates to particular friends or to all their contacts.
It is also possible to listen to friends’ updates and reply, find friends on Facebook, and get event alerts.
Gurdeep Singh, chief operating officer, Aircel, said, “Convergence is the way forward as it opens a world of possibilities. Facebook Voice Updates on Aircel is a step in that direction which helps both the business community and the youth to connect efficiently, be it a celebration or an emergency.”