Facebook will definitely always be free, because it makes billions of dollars per year from advertisements, viewed by its over one billion users. The company also states that its website will always be free, by displaying the message: "it's free and always will be", on their home page.
A Sample of the "Facebook Just Released Their Price Grid for Membership" Fake Message
Facebook just released their price grid for membership. $9.99 per month for gold member services, $6.99 per month for silver member services, $3.99 per month for bronze member services, free if you copy and paste this message before midnight tonight. When you sign on tomorrow morning you will be prompted for payment info... It is official it was even on the news. Facebook will start charging due to the new profile changes. If you copy this on your wall your icon will turn blue and Facebook will be free for you. Please pass this message on if not your account will be deleted if you do not pay!?
Facebook user can help stop the fake messages from spreading, by not 'liking', sharing or commenting on them. They can also report the message posts to Facebook by using the “Report Story” or “Report Spam" button.
Facebook users should not quickly share messages, warnings or other notifications that are posted on their Walls, Timeline or NewsFeed, without first researching them. And, Facebook users who have already commented on the message posts may click here for instructions on how to remove those posts from their Facebook Walls and Timelines.