Free Basics by Facebook

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About this app

With Free Basics, you can connect to Facebook and other websites for free using a SIM card from a qualifying mobile operator. Stay in touch with friends and family, search for jobs, check out news and sports updates, and get health information – all without data charges.

Free Basics includes websites like:
• AccuWeather
• BabyCenter & MAMA
• BBC News
• Facebook
Websites vary by country.

Free Basics by Facebook is part of the initiative. We’re working with mobile operators around the world to make Free Basics widely available.

These mobile operators have agreed to not charge you for the data used to browse Free Basics. Data used beyond Free Basics, including but not limited to any minimum balance requirements and text messaging costs, may still result in standard rates and charges from your mobile operator.
Updated on
Dec 22, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Financial info and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

15.7K reviews
Shan Ali
August 21, 2023
Hi, I am feeling happy to say that I trusted you app and I will trust your app. I like this app very much but your app see some misbehaving such as some websites in this app doesn't starts well and it shows us that there is an internet problem but I have also very fine network. please make it more better with new update. Thanks for you.
55 people found this review helpful
A Google user
November 3, 2019
Hello Facebook team. The app is brilliant especially for students looking to research but my one problem is that it's not available to everyone. In south Africa only MTN and Cell C carriers have access it's capabilities but others including myself who have switched to Telkom do not have the same access. Please make it available to everyone. Thank You
1,132 people found this review helpful
mmabasotho mbele
September 30, 2020
I enjoyed for a very long time but not anymore. If you want to "see more" feeds it will not show. At the end it will welcome you and tell you to select your friends as if you are the first time user. Can you please upgrade it if need to. I use to see more of previous years not anymore. Its frustrating.
1,173 people found this review helpful