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Published on September 26th, 2008 | by Babar Bhatti

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Facebook: Another First For Telenor? Not Really.






Spotted this puzzling bit on the Telenor site.

Telenor has introduced a score of industry-first Value Added Services for its customers. Keeping in line with the innovative tradition, Telenor brings you yet another industry first service. In order to facilitate an ever growing population of facebook users, we have successfully integrated with Facebook !

Now upload pictures to your Facebook accounts directly from your mobile phones by simply sending them to mobile@facebook.com via MMS.

Really? See this screen from Facebook mobile. Any user of facebook can register their mobile phone and upload media by sending email to mobile@facebook.com. That email address is not unique to Telenor. I don’t get the “integration” part. Come on Telenor, you owe us some explanation!

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0 Responses to Facebook: Another First For Telenor? Not Really.

  1. Jutombo says:

    Does anybody know how this integration is done? Does the carrier need a contract with Facebook?

  2. Omar Malik says:

    Hi. The integration on the websitee refers to the MMS and SMS platforms integration with Facebook servers.

    Its a nifty feature. I keep a contact with the e-mail address “mobile@facebook.com” saved in my handset address book. All I have to do is MMS my picture to this contact and lo presto!

    A few rupees and my picture is on Facebook in no time!

  3. Babar Bhatti says:

    Blackberry (and iPhone) have special facebook apps which you can download to the phone. Or you could use the smartphone browser with the mobile phones version of facebook website.

    So Telenor had done something to ensure that facebook messages can go through its system. I stand corrected.

  4. Anon Guy says:

    Yup – just like irfan mentioned you can send an MMS to the facebook address but you will not receive any confirmation code. Blackberry users in Pakistan can upload pictures from their devices but thats more of a feature of the Blackberry service than the operator and its applicable to the select few that own these devices.

  5. Babar Bhatti says:

    Thats interesting, thanks Irfan.

  6. Irfan says:

    Sending MMS to mobile@facebook.com doesnt work with Ufone or ZoNG. You never get the confirmation code and your mobile is not verified. So, you cant upload photos using these two carriers.
    In my opinion, by “successfully integrated with facebook”, they mean that now facebook’s confirmation code reply will be received on your mobile phone as an SMS.

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