Roundup: RCOM & Nokia Partnership, GetJar Partners with Virgin Mobile India

RCom & Nokia announced a range of business partnerships – right from OVI to special data packages for Nokia GPRS phones.

Partnership includes following services

Ovi Life Tools

Ovi Life Tools, a range of innovative and personalized services covering Agriculture, Education and Entertainment targeted at both urban and rural consumers will be an integral component of this RCOM & Nokia alliance. The two companies will jointly create an enabling environment to address the information gaps in rural & semi-urban India by making available Ovi Life Tools for Reliance users.

Reliance will offer Ovi Life Tools services in two versions, Subscription and Pay per Use. While the Subscription Service for education and entertainment services will be offered at Rs.30/Month and the agriculture service at Rs.60/Month. The Pay-per-Use will be priced at Rs.3/Request.

Ovi Music Unlimited

Ovi Music Unlimited comprises of over 40 lakh legal tracks from across 19 genres including Rock, Rap, Hip Hop, Pop, Bollywood, Sufi, Indipop, Indian Classical, Devotional, Ghazals, Malayalam, Tamil, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi and Bhojpuri,amongst others. Consumers who buy a Nokia Ovi Music Unlimited enabled device are able to download millions of tracks for free, direct to their mobile phone or to their PC from the Ovi Music Store for 12 months.

Special Data Package

As part of this alliance, RCOM is also offering mobile data bundle of 1.2GB on Nokia GPRS enabled handsets (other than the OMU-enabled phones). In addition, RCOM is offering up to 1800 free on-net minutes bundled with Nokia 1800. These free voice minutes and mobile data bundles has a validity of six months. [details]

GetJar : Virgin Mobile India Partnership

After RCOM, Virgin Mobile India has partnered with GetJar to bring apps to subscribers.

Virgin Mobile subscribers can visit the link: http://m.virginin.getjar.com to access GetJar’s world of applications. This link is currently available onVirgin Mobile India’s WAP portal (Vbytes) on GSM platform across 16 circles – Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu & Chennai, Kerala, Orissa, Mumbai & Maharashtra, Kolkata & West Bengal, Haryana, Bihar, MP&CG, Punjab, UP (E) and UP (W).

Virgin Mobile India users will be able to download all applications free of cost. Only the data browsing charges of 1p/kb will be charged on access.

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