RComm and Facebook ties up to provide free internet access

Reliance Communication seems to be all set to cash the increasing popularity of internet in our country. To do so it has partnered with Facebook’s Internet.org initiative and today both these companies launched Internet.org app for Android devices at an event held jointly in Mumbai. The app will allow users to access content from more than 38 websites (including Facebook, of course) for FREE! Yep, you read it right, you won’t have to pay a penny for it.

The sites to which free access will be provided include:

  1. Facebook
  2. Messenger
  3. NDTV
  4. AajTak
  5. India Today
  6. Newshunt
  7. AmarUjala.com
  8. AccuWeather.com
  9. BBC News
  10. Bing Search
  11. AP Speaks
  12. Babajob
  13. Cleartrip
  14. Dictionary.com
  15. Wikipedia
  16. wikiHow
  17. ESPN Cricinfo
  18. Internet Basics
  19. Jagran
  20. Jagran Josh
  21. manoramanews.com
  22. Maharashtra Times
  23. Maalai Malar
  24. Girl Effect
  25. IBNLive
  26. iLearn
  27. Daily Bhaskar
  28. Times of India
  29. Times Jobs
  30. BabyCenter & Mama
  31. Facts For Life
  32. OLX
  33. Reliance Astrology
  34. Reuters Market Lite
  35. Translator
  36. HungamaPlay
  37. Socialblood
  38. Malaria No More

Oddly, the search provider included in this list is Bing, not Google. Perhaps to show how serious is the rivalry of Facebook and Google. Anyways, whatever the reasons behind these choices, one thing is clear – the content selection is fairly thought out and provides enough information that one may need in day-to-day life.

For now service has been rolled out in six states only. These states include Maharashtra, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Gujarat. There’s no word about when these services will be available to users of other states too. The content provided through the app will be available in English, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati and Malayalam languages.

How can you use internet.org to get free internet access?

If you belong to any of the above mentioned states and would like to use internet.org through Rcom’s network then I would like to walk you through the pretty simple process required to set it up. You just need to visit internet.org via Opera Mini browser on your smartphone. Then you’ll have to download UC Browser for internet.org application. Once it’s downloaded and installed, you’ll be able use it to get free access to the websites listed above. Try it and do let us know what you think in comments!

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