Reliance Infocomm kicks off operations

By SiliconIndia   |   Friday, 27 December 2002, 08:00 Hrs
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MUMBAI: Reliance Infocomm Ltd Friday started its operations at the Dhirubhai Ambani Knowledge City, Navi Mumbai. Conceived by Nita Ambani, president of the Dhirubhai Ambani Foundation, the 140-acre campus hosts a national operations center, applications development laboratories, data centers, and contact centers, spread over 2.2 million square feet of office space.

The launch of the Reliance IndiaMobile Service on Saturday commemorates the birthday of late Dhirubhai Ambani, the founder chairman of the Reliance group.

Reliance IndiaMobile service will offer a host of applications on the mobile phone such as enhanced messaging in Indian languages, email access, Internet surfing, access to real time political, financial and sports news, games and video streaming. This will enable users to send text messages in Indian languages, access their email and other Internet accounts, surf the net at speeds of up to 144 kbps, according to a news agency.

Premium handsets have a color screen and PC synchronization support. All handsets and in-box accessories will be home delivered free of cost, have a 12-month warranty and are covered by insurance, absolutely free, for a period of three years.

The Reliance IndiaMobile service will offer an incredible value proposition to users there will be three schemes on offer. Within the plan, the cost of a STD call is 40 paise a minute and that of a short call up to 15 seconds is only 10 paise. The scheme also allows for exchange of current mobile handset, a suite of data applications initially at no content charge and discount coupons for various products and services from the most popular retailers.

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