Aircel-Facebook JV for voice-based updates

New Delhi, January 14 (Agencies): Aircel subscribers can now update their status messages on popular social networking site Facebook using their voice. Facebook Voice Updates on Aircel lets people connect to their friends on Facebook in their own voice without internet access on their mobile phones, which makes it an easy access for a large audience anytime anywhere, Aircel said in a statement.
“Convergence is the way forward as it opens a world of possibilities. Facebook Voice Updates on Aircel is a step in that direction which helps both the business community and the youth to connect efficiently, be it a celebration or an emergency,” Aircel COO Gurdeep Singh said. Using a short code to record your voice message, the subscriber can post the voice message as their status message on Facebook.
The user’s friends then receive an SMS alert about the new status update, to which they can reply with their own voice updates on Aircel. “Today, over 15 million people are actively using Facebook in India, where mobile devices are an important tool to stay connected. This collaboration will offer our Indian users an opportunity to easily connect and share with their friends on Facebook,” Facebook Head (Mobile Business) Henri Moissinac said.