Three UK turn on free Facebook Zero access

Facebook's mobile site – which promises free access with certain carriers – launched with the promise of broader availability further down the line, and some of that has finally come true.  UK carrier Three has announced that its users can now avoid any mobile data charges when surfing the Facebook Zero site, though as before it's a pretty disappointing experience even when compared to the regular mobile Facebook page.

That's because, in a bid to squeeze the site down to the fewest complimentary kilobytes, Facebook has sliced out images; if you want to see the contents of new galleries you're shunted over to the normal mobile site, and start paying for the privilege.  According to Three, Facebook Zero will be free for at least the next twelve months, though they reserve the right to change the T&Cs after that point.