Facebook logged over 1 billion users in 2012, 680M access on mobile

March 20, 2013

Facebook remains to be one of the world's top social networking sites after breaching the 1 billion user base worldwide in 2012.

In an official company disclosure, Facebook revealed that it logged in 1.06 billion monthly active users worldwide in 2012, a 25% increase from previous year. Of this number, 680 million users access the social networking site on mobile phones, smartphones, and other internet-enabled devices.

This was a staggering 57% increase from previous year's 432 million users who use their mobile devices to browse Facebook while on the go.

In the Philippines, the 8th largest Facebook population in the world with over 30 million users, the social networking site continues to attract more users as it expands access via mobile devices and smartphones.

With this growing trend, leading telecommunications company and innovation leader Globe Telecom has made available an offer that provides users with unlimited, worry-free access to Facebook via their mobile phones at an affordable price.

Globe Super Facebook (SuperFB) is a mobile internet plan that gives Globe Prepaid subscribers who have internet-enabled mobile phones* unlimited access to Facebook mobile via m.facebook.com. TM subscribers can avail of the same offer via the Astig Facebook (AstigFB) offer. SuperFB and AstigFB are available for only P15 valid for 2 days of all-you-want Facebook access on mobile.

With Globe SuperFB and AstigFB, subscribers can browse through their Facebook accounts to post status and comments, add friends, upload and tag photos, and edit privacy settings without the need for Wi-Fi or at-home internet connection.

For longer access and more value for money, subscribers can register to bigger denominations such as SuperFB50/AstigFB50 for P50 valid for 7 days and SuperFB199/AstigFB199 for P199 valid for 30 days. SuperFB10 and AstigFB10, available for P10 valid for 1 day, were launched in 2012 as the flagship offers.

"Globe continues to make mobile phones Filipinos' primary source of social interaction, entertainment, and information. With our Facebook mobile offers, we are bringing the world's favorite social networking site closer to more Filipinos," said Jenny Granada-Echevarria, Head of Mobile Data Services at Globe.

She added, "With Globe Super FB and Astig FB offers, Facebook fanatics don't need to wait until they are home or search for Wi-Fi when outside just to connect to Facebook. With Globe Super FB and Astig FB, users get full-day, 2-day, 7-day, or 30-day of all-you-want Facebook access on your mobile phone at a cost within reach – anytime, anywhere."

Subscribers may register to the promo either by calling *143# for free and selecting SUPERFB under Surf Promos for Globe Prepaid subscribers or Mobile Internet Promos for TM subscribers or by texting SUPERFB10/15/50/199 or ASTIGFB10/15/50/199 to 8888. Visit surf.globe.com.ph/plan/superfb or www.republikatm.ph/promo/astigfb for more information.

*Not available to subscribers on BlackBerry, Opera Mini browsers, and those using the Facebook App.