READ ! BIG NEWS ! FB -FREE INTERNET TO ALL WORLD WIDE !
Speaking at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Facebook's (NASDAQ: FB ) CEO Mark Zuckerberg described his vision for Internet.org, the Facebook led organization dedicated to providing Internet access to the world. The biggest takeaway from the interview was that he believes the Internet should have the equivalent of a 911 service that provides basic Internet services to everyone for free.
This idea might be a tough sell to wireless carriers and ISPs, but it hasn't stopped Facebook from forging deals with a few small providers to test the waters. Most notably, Facebook made an agreement with T-Mobile's (NYSE: TMUS ) GoSmart prepaid service to provide free access to the social network.
The idea Zuckerberg presented is more of a freemium model, where users get free access to basic things like Google (NASDAQ: GOOG ) search, weather, Wikipedia, and basic social networking on Facebook, but travelling away from these services or loading videos or pictures will prompt users to pay for access.