The million dollar question is that whether the tablets will take over the popularity of PC or Laptops but no doubt, the Smart phones like Android, iPhone, iPad etc. have brought the Internet at your fingertip. With the mobile phone connected with internet, anyone can now open their Facebook account, see the status updates from their Facebook friends even they can search the Google to learn anything on the web.
More over, if your Internet connection is too fast, you can start video calling (Setup Facebook video call) with your Facebook friends on the go.
Well, but unfortunately there are thousands of people around the world as well as in India who still do not have the latest mobiles so that they can get connected with the internet, open a browser and access Facebook, Google etc.
Those who have the old mobiles like Nokia 1110 which do not have the ability to browse internet using a browser can still use Facebook and Google from that.
Here is a quick tour on how to use Facebook or perform a Google search using your old mobile – You don’t need to subscribe any data plan for this guide.
Use Facebook on Mobile without Internet
Considering about a mass users without mobile phones with internet connectivity, Facebook India have tied-up with Fonetwish to let every users reaching at Facebook through the SMS. You won’t have to subscribe for any Data plan.
If you are an Indian, all you have to do is dialing *325# (or *fbk#) from your mobile. After dialing that, you will be needed to enter the Facebook username and password. It will complete the authentication process and you will be then able to access Facebook by sending various commands based on pre-defined numbers. The numbers refer to the commands to use Facebook, chat with Facebook friends, add people at your profile etc.
This facility is only available on Airtel, Tata Docomo, Idia, Aircel in India.
This can be tiresome to read the Facebook news feeds or you have to go for a long way to read a message on your profile. But this is good for sending status updates or chat with your online friends from your old mobile on the go. The pricing also reasonable as it needs a daily One-Rupee subscription.
How to search Google via SMS
This is fact that there are lots of Indian users who still do not have mobile phone with internet connection. But Google is pretty much aware of that and they have the option of searching Google via SMS.
The Google SMS is sometime interesting as you can get the translated feedback in the search result by just mentioning the language when sending the search SMS. For instance, I would send “Happy Birth Day in Spanish” to get the exact translated form of that in Spanish.
All you’ve to do for using this service is simply sending your query via SMS at 9-77-33-00000. The more interesting and life saving thing about this service is that it is not any premium service which cost higher than the usual SMS.
According to Google blog, they do not charge for the incoming messages. They just charge the normal SMS cost for sending the message from your mobile.
Also try: Update Google plus with SMS.