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Vodafone Blue to woo data users with Facebook phone

Starting next week, sales executives across 4000 Vodafone mini-stores in tier 2 and 3 towns will be hard selling its co-branded Facebook phone (officially launched yesterday), which costs Rs 4,950 and comes with free unlimited access for a year to the social networking site. The company is relying on Vodafone Blue, a device that will be manufactured by Alcatel, to find a consumer following in non-metros. While Vodafone did not elaborate the revenue sharing arrangement it has with Facebook, which has over 33 million registered users from India, executives say they do expect mobile user ...