Not long ago, Airtel Nigeria partnered with Facebook to make the internet more accessible to Nigerian. The results of the partnership led to what is called Free Basics, a collection of websites that can be accessed without you having data. But to access the website you need to download Free Basics app.
So, the aim of this post is to show you how to download Free Basics app and use it to browse supported websites for free.
More About Free Basics
After you download Free Basics app, you can visit both local and international contents; this means you can browse both local Nigerian blogs and websites as well as international blogs and websites.
With the app, you can see contents in categories such as sport, entertainment, news, gossips, health and more. The major Nigerian publications and blogs are available on the app. Aside from the websites you would be able to access free when you download Free Basics app, Facebook itself is free.
And that’s why some people call the app Facebook zero. Onetouch is also free on the app. Here are the websites you can access when you download free basics app
Website You Can Access for Free on Free Basics App with Airtel
- Entertainment Store
Ask a Doctor
- BBC News
- Girl effect
- Fact for life
- Bing search
- Nigeria Gallery
- And many more
How to Download Free Basics App
The steps to downloading the app are easy and straightforward. On your Airtel SIM-powered phone, go to settings and turn on your phone data. Then launch your preferred browser, and in the address box, type www.freebasics.com.
After the website has opened, tap on continue and accept the terms and conditions to download the app.
That’s it. You can now browse the above-listed website and more for free. Note, however, that most of the times, images don’t show on the Free Basics app. If you want images to show, you would need to use your real data.