Internet.org app extends to Tanzania

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As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained in Tuesday’s Q3 earnings call, the company wants to expand Internet.org.

Facebook announced today that the Internet.org app, originally launched in Zambia, is now available in Tigo subscribers in Tanzania. Zuckerberg also posted about the availability in Tanzania on his timeline:

We just launched the Internet.org app in Tanzania, providing free data access to a set of basic internet services.

Everyone in Tanzania can now use the internet for free to find jobs, access health resources and use services like Facebook and BBC News to stay connected and informed.

This summer, we introduced the Internet.org app in Zambia and the impact we’ve seen is inspiring. An expectant mother using the internet to prepare for her pregnancy. A student using Wikipedia to study for her exams. A man living far from the library being able to download books online.

Zuckerberg also mentioned that he’s been considering Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

Through the app, Tigo customers in Tanzania will have access to:

  • AccuWeather
  • BabyCenter & MAMA
  • BBC News & BBC Swahili
  • BrighterMonday
  • The Citizen
  • Facebook
  • Facts for Life
  • Girl Effect
  • Messenger
  • Mwananchi
  • Mwanaspoti
  • OLX
  • Shule Direct
  • SuperSport
  • Tanzania Today
  • Wikipedia

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