The Reliance – Nokia alliance will aim to foster greater use of mobile services, giving consumers an opportunity to get richer experiences and do more with their Reliance Mobile phones.
The RCOM–Nokia partnership is structured on a one-of-its-kind blue-print to engage with the consumes to offer an array of unmatched & innovative mobile, data and Vale Added services offerings.
Reliance today introduced a bouquet of "RCOM-Nokia offers" on Nokia Ovi Life Tools, Nokia Ovi Music Unlimited, GPRS and Data Card for its subscribers across India.
Reliance-Nokia Ovi Life Tools offer :
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 per Month and the agriculture service at Rs.60 per Month. The Pay-per-Use will be priced at Rs.3 per Request.
Reliance-Nokia Ovi Music Unlimited offer :
Mobile Music has become increasingly popular among the Indian consumers. According to some estimates close to 40% young people prefer to listen to music on their mobile phones. To make it easier for consumers, Reliance Mobile's GSM customers can download music upto 12 GB data usage (approximately 2400 songs) from Nokia’s breakthrough music service – Ovi Music Unlimited (OMU) using Nokia’s OMU-enabled phones including Nokia 5530, Nokia 5800, Nokia X6 16 GB, Nokia X6 8 GB and Nokia 5235.
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.
Reliance Data card- Nokia offer :
Consumers can also purchase Reliance Netconnect Broadband+ Datacards at an exclusive price of Rs 1999/- along with the purchase of Nokia OMU-enabled devices.
Reliance-Nokia GPRS offer :
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.
Commenting on its relationship with Nokia, Mr Vrajesh Shelat, Head – Wireless Data Services & Alliances, Reliance Communications said, “In the last two quarters, there has been a significant adoption of smartphones by Indian consumers. We have seen the sales of smartphones on our Network increase manifold. With the rollout of 3G, we see a huge opportunity in fostering a mutually beneficial business relationship to offer customers unique Voice, data as well as VAS innovations with Nokia.”
Mr V Ramnath, Director – Operator Channels, Nokia India said, “To take mobility to the next level, Nokia is moving beyond products to add services like Ovi Life Tools and Ovi Music Unlimited on its devices. These services have the potential to positively impact livelihoods at one hand and provide entertainment platforms to our consumers at the other. Our association with Reliance Communications is an important step in the direction of creating a strong ecosystem that will take these services to a larger consumer base."