April 16, 2012
Reliance Communications today said it plans to exclusively market Android devices in India over its network for the next two years.
It said through this collaboration with Google, Reliance Communications will market the Android mobile operating system and Google Mobile Services in order to promote the usage of Android devices in the country.
“Reliance Communications, the first telecom operator in the country to collaborate with Google, is committed to devote dedicated resources to accelerate the delivery of superior services, content and applications for Android device users,” the Indian firm said in a statement.
The company said it would create exclusive data plans and services specifically targeted to promote Android devices on its network. This collaboration will ensure that the data plan is optimized for usage with Android devices and the services offered “will help create a distinctive and enhanced experience for existing customers on its network using Android devices along with the promotion of at least one 3G data plan.”
Reliance Communications said in line with other such collaborations in mature markets like US, Japan and Australia, “Google has associated with Reliance Communications to leverage the pan India high quality Reliance network, especially the superior Reliance 3G network” along with the fastest growing Android mobile platform to deliver leading-edge mobile applications, services and devices.
Reliance said that it would offer an exclusive free 1GB usage per month under the 3G plan to all Android device users. It said it also plans to introduce expert customer care, carrier billing, exclusive apps and content in addition to the dedicated Android experience zone at Reliance retail outlets across the country.