If you hate Facebook for not launching “Places” in India and other countries (except US, UK, Japan), then join the club.
Although this article primarily explains its usage on iPhone(s), the same approach should work when Facebook releases Places for other mobile platforms such as Android, Blackberry – Your VPN Configuration would change.
So, You know where I am going?
Yes, if we find a way to get a US IP address – we’ve got our way to access Facebook Places.
Although it won’t be as fun as there will be very few people who’ll be using it.
Step 1: Configure HotSpot Shield for iPhone
Follow these steps
Step 2: Turn the VPN ‘On’ from Settings
If you get authentication errors, keep retrying – It’s a free service and probably suffers a lot of load.
Wait for the iPhone VPN to connect (you would get a VPN icon beside the Wifi on the top taskbar) –
Check the screenshots uploaded in ‘Step 3’ below.
Step 3: Get started with using Facebook Places
If the VPN isn’t connected, you will receive the usual error that Facebook places isn’t available in
your location or that some other error has occurred.
Some screenshots for Facebook places in action
You may not really like check-in(s) on Facebook yet as there are hardly any people using it in India – so you would be the first to add new places. Believe me it’s not fun.
But hey, it’s cool to use it in the first place. Impress your Facebook friends 😛
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