In an attempt to provide innovative value added services to its GSM Mobile service users In India, Virgin Mobile the Youth focused Mobile service operator has introduced two new services dubbed as Friends Circle and vGenie in association with Mobile Tribe, a premier provider of blended social networking, messaging and rich media solutions for mobile carriers.
Virgin Mobile India claims that its youth oriented social networking tools “Friend Circle” is first blended social networking application on mobile devices in India. The service is integrating different social networks such as Orkut, Facebook, MySpace into one client accessed through VMI mobile devices, it delivers a new, differentiated, and easy-to use experience.
The Subscribers of VMI Friends Circle can access and manage multiple social networks through just a single interface with their mobile Handset. With the services subscriber able to connected with with friends across all three social networks at one time and is easily accessed both by WAP and Java client on handsets through a single log-in.
Where as vGenie is a mobile assistant that provides birthday reminders, social networking updates, wakeup call on Voice & SMS, e-mail alerts without the need to pull the information manually from multiple sources.
As a Trial offer, The Friend Circle and vGeni services will be available Free for its GSM Mobile services users in all circles across India.Offer valid up to 30th April 2010. To avail the offer visit m.vbytes.in and go to Friend Circle to download this fun application.
Speaking on the launch of New services, Mr. Deval Parikh, COO,VAS, Virgin Mobile India,stated “We are proud to associate with leading VAS contenet providers MobileTribe, as this association enabled us to deliver exclusive new services in the shortest span of time over GSM services in India. Online Social Networking is highly popular amongst the youth in India. With Mobile penetration far exceeding PC penetration figures in India, it was only natural that the need for social networking on the mobile platform through a simple to use and easy to access application would arise.”