Free Mobile Internet in India via Facebook's Partnership with Reliance

Free Mobile Internet in India via Facebook's Partnership with Reliance

Partnering with Facebook, Reliance Communications (RCOM) has launched free access to a list of 40 sites, including Wikipedia, BBC News, Facebook & Facebook Messenger and Bing for its customers using the Internet.org's Android app, marking the first of such an initiative in the region. The program is part of Facebook's global digital inclusion initiative, Internet.org project, that aims to provide basic mobile Internet services for free.

The service will be offered to Reliance's customers in Mumbai, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Chennai, Tamil Nadu and Kerala and will then be extended to the rest of the country. All Reliance's customers in these ares with internet enabled mobile phones will be able to get access to the free service.

Gurdeep Singh, chief executive officer, consumer business, Reliance Communications
Internet is the integral part of our well being. It is tool to transform lifestyle. Data is the raw material of the information age.

Chris Daniels, the vice-president of Internet.org
Today, we’re excited to make the Internet available to millions of people in India through the launch of Internet.org and free basic services with Reliance.  

Image Credit: Rahulogy at en.wikipedia [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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