Philippine-based Sun Cellular ties up with ACL Wireless

By siliconindia staff writer   |   Friday, 24 October 2003, 07:00 Hrs
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NEW DELHI: ACL Wireless, a provider of Wireless Instant Messaging applications to mobile operators across Asia, has recently entered the Philippine market, the biggest market for wireless communication by forging a tie-up up with Sun Cellular, the country's latest mobile operator.

Under this alliance, ACL wireless will offer real - time Instant Messaging experience to the Sun Cellular subscribers through ACL Wireless Instant Messenger (WIM), the innovative and consumer-centric application.

The WIM, as the service is called, allows Sun Cellular subscribers to find new friends, manage their own presence and get online with their buddies on PC's or mobile through MSN, ICQ and Yahoo Messenger.

Packaged with fun and excitement, the WIM empowers the users to send messages anytime, anywhere and with anyone in the world, providing global reach for friends & ubiquitous access to the service. It's simple and user-friendly interface provides the users new and unique messaging experience. In addition, one can send pictures, emoticons, tunes and blinking messages from PC to mobile phones, thereby opening new communication channels between Sun Cellular subscribers and their friends, allowing them to build a bigger community and enabling them to stay connected with their family and friends all the time. It is a unique offering by Sun Cellular where ACL has transferred the concept of online chat on to a mobile phone.

"We constantly develop services to provide better & enhanced user experience to our customers that will somehow help make their lives more convenient. The adoption of ACL WIM that empowers the user with a real time messaging experience is a step in this direction," says Charles A. Lim, Business Unit Head of Digitel GSM.

Added Julian Vincent, Director, ACL Wireless Ltd., "Our innovative and consumer-centric application has been successfully tested and commercially deployed on 15 mobile operators in Asia. It has been our endeavor to constantly innovate and utilize emerging wireless technologies to provide users a superior messaging experience, and in turn enable operators to leverage their network resources to generate more revenues."

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