Facebook and Reliance launches Internet.org Android app

Reliance customers in Tamil Nadu, Mahararashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala, and Telangana can use Internet.org for free.

By: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 10, 2015 4:04:14 pm
Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Internet.org, Reliance, free internet Reliance customers in Tamil Nadu, Mahararashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala, and Telangana can use Internet.org for free.

Facebook and Reliance Communications have launched Internet.net Android app in India. Internet.org aims to provide basic Internet access to people who aren’t yet connected for free. Last year in October, Facebook CEO had introduced the global project called Internet.org in the country.

Reliance customers in six Indian states- Tamil Nadu, Mahararashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala, and Telangana- will now have access to services ranging from news, maternal health, travel, local jobs, sports, communication, and local government information.

“Users can can access these services in the Internet.org Android app, at http://www.internet.org, from the start screen of the Opera Mini mobile web browser, and using the Android app UC Browser for Internet.org. Most of the services will be available in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Gujarati and Marathi,” according to a statement.

Among several news service, other major free features include:

Babajob: Search for jobs
Bing Search: Find information
Cleartrip: Check train and flight schedules & buy tickets
Dictionary.com: Search for meanings of words
Wikipedia: Find information
Facts for Life: Find health and hygiene information

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