Vodacom Lesotho and Facebook launch free connectivity service

Vodacom Lesotho's Managing Director, Philip Amoateng said the company is excited about its partnership with Facebook. Photo: Lesotho Times

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (ADV) – Vodacom Lesotho and Facebook have partnered to Launch Facebook Flex, a connectivity service that allows free connection on Facebook.

This announcement was made by the companies in a statement recently. The statement explained that Facebook Flex would allow Vodacom Lesotho customers to switch between free and data modes, which will enable them to chat, comment, post, share and like content without using data.

Vodacom Lesotho’s Managing Director, Philip Amoateng, said the mobile communications company is passionate about giving Lesotho nationals the best possible tools for them to lead successful and fulfilling lives, using the network and the tools it provided to make their lives easier.

“This partnership is one of the many ways in which we hope to achieve that. In the face of blinding unemployment rates, hundreds of thousands of Basotho have found ways to build thriving businesses that use the power of Facebook,” said Amoateng.

He added that thousands more people have developed and built meaningful relationships in Lesotho and outside to further enrich their lives.

“We are excited about the prospect that this partnership will allow us to reach even further down the economic chain and encourage more Basotho to get onto the Facebook platform, and more importantly to become first-time users of the internet,” he added.

Facebook’s Head Connectivity and Access for Africa, Kojo Boakye, also expressed excitement about this partnership.

“This is an important step forward in Facebook’s mission to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together,” said Boakye.

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