The beginning of freebasics is an end to not having the needed resources online at your finger-tips.
The Freebasics which is a Facebook initiated platform under the internet.org.
Internet.org is a highly controversial partnership between social networking services company Facebook and six companies (Samsung, Ericsson, MediaTek, Opera Software, Nokia and Qualcomm) that plans to bring affordable access to selected Internet services to less developed countries by increasing efficiency, and facilitating the development of new business models around the provision of Internet access
Through the FreeBasics, you would be able to surf some part of the web for free without paying a dime on the Airtel network. When i mean some part of the web, Some websites have already been handpicked for this purpose. This means you can obviously search stuffs on them using Freebasics.
As seen from the official website, the list of sites that you can surf through without paying a dime (data) are:
Nairaland (Nigeria’s Biggest Forum)
Jobberman.com (Nigeria’s No. 1 Job Portal)
Pass.ng (Nigeria’s No.1 E-Learning Platform)
Facebook ( You don’t need an explanation on this or do you :) ?)
Onetouch.ng and finally,
Wikipedia: I have actually tried this (Wikipedia) in some many occasions and it worked even without having anything on my device.
How to Opt in for Freebasics by Airtel
Registering for the Freebasics from Airtel is free and should not poise a problem to us.
==> First, You must have an Airtel line as this is restricted to just Airtel Subscribers.
==> Next Visit: 0.freebasics.com on your device using your Airtel sim
==> Then, you would see a list of sites you can visit on the freebasics platform, click on any of your choice and boom, you have it.
Looking at this, you can obviously see that there are much opportunities you can leverage the web for.
What is your Take on this?