Free Internet for Basic Phone Users with Opera Mini

Telenor and Mobilink customers in Pakistan will be able to enjoy a day of free internet with the popular Opera Mini browser. The free internet access, sponsored by Microsoft Lumia, is available exclusively to basic Java phone users and is aimed at encouraging more Pakistanis to go online and experience the power of the internet.

To take advantage of the free internet offer, Telenor and Mobilink customers just need to open the Opera Mini browser on their phones and click the Free Internet icon. This will open a page from which users can activate 10MB of free internet access that can be used over a period of 12 hours. Mobile users who do not have the Opera Mini browser installed on their phones can visit m.opera.com to download the free app.

A large number of Pakistanis can access the web only via their mobile phones. At the same time, many are hesitant to use mobile internet because of the perceived high cost of data. The possibility to access the internet for free, for a limited time, is a good incentive for users to experience the web for the first time.

Omer Bin Tariq, Director Internet & Devices, Telenor Pakistan. said:

Active mobile users in Pakistan are young and they feel the need to always stay connected with friends. The partnership with Opera Mini and Microsoft Lumia will attract youngsters to use mobile internet and usher in a new wave of mobile-data growth in the country.

This is another step towards our efforts to build an ecosystem to further facilitate internet uptake in the country and yet another testament of our ambition to bring Internet For All.

Aamer Manzoor, Head of Data, Mobilink said:

We want to simplify browsing for first-time mobile-web users. It is great to see sponsors such as Microsoft Lumia come forward and work together toward this goal. We are open to working with more partners who would like to leverage the Opera Mini platform and reach out to mobile users in the country.

Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software said:

Access to the web should not be limited to the privileged few. Partnering with market leaders such as Mobilink, Telenor and Microsoft Lumia has offered us the opportunity to help lower the barriers to accessing the mobile web and empower more Pakistani users to get online.

Opera Mini’s compression technology

Users can surf the web using the Opera Mini app on almost any kind of phones, from basic Java phones to the latest Android and iOS smartphones. Opera Mini’s unique compression technology shrinks webpages to as little as 10% of their original size. This powerful compression means that Opera Mini users can browse much more within a set data limit, compared to those using other mobile browsers.

 


  • Ahmad Khan Sabri

    ِIs this only ten MBs. What a wonderful offer.

    • Guest

      Free Main Itna mil rha hai Shukr Ada Karo!!

      Note:
      Pakistan is a nation even a phone is given free what will they say do u know, ” YAR camera to acha dal dety” :D

      • eyescreaman

        Most of the comments in data packages posts are a testament to what your said.

      • lol you know i just came or to read the comments, i dont read the article :-p

      • Guest

        sirf Pakistan nahi beta her jagah aisa hay…

      • MIA

        you people live in Pakistan, eat form Pakistan. and when ever got chance abuse people of Pakistan. isn’t you a Pakistani? it should put a bullet in the heads that have thinking of abusing to Pakistanis! think again what we have done bad with you? you don’t even know me but you are abusing me indirectly. I am Pakistani and proud to be…. Pakistanis are great people, not like you…. and think again. your dad! your mom! and elders of you, all are Pakistanis…

      • PeeDroid MiNi L100

        Stolen Comment!!

    • Guest

      HAHA 10 mb.

      Detey hi nahi ye package tu acha tha ,kam se kam mazak tu nahi urta lol.

      • omer

        10mb for opera mini is not bad. I have a very long experience of using opera mini. I can tell you it can load 1 mb size page in just 100 to 150 kb

  • Umar Farooq

    ah 10Mb!! it should be 10 thousand Mb or more,

  • Ali

    10 mb hahaha

  • Joke. Only for 12 hours and 10 mb. No one s wasting time on this.

  • adnan

    Hahaha baqi countries 5g ki tayari pakar rahe or hum log abhi bhi Mb’s me uljhe huye

    • PeeDroid MiNi L100

      Toba He, Is Jesay BC Log Pehlay Kehtay Thay..
      Duniya 4G Ki Tayari Pakar Rahi Ha Aur Hum 2G Pe Bethay Hain…
      Phone Is Ka&njar Ke Pass Torch Wala Hona Ha…
      Hate These Kind Of People :8

      • aamir7

        Why can’t you say this in better language?

        • PeeDroid MiNi L100

          Amir Bhai Ab Main Kya Kahoo.
          Ghusa Aa Jata Ha Esai Baatain Sun Ke.

  • Height of Kanjoosi..

  • Mas

    Hey guys think wisely, this 10 MB package is for basic phone users not for smartphones users. And basic phone user can only use these 10 MBs on Opera Mini Browser. So this 10 MBs package will last a long time for them as Opera Mini uses compression technology. This will let them do more thing such Facebook, Twitter or any other web browsing beside just call, message. So we should praise this offer and thumb up for both this operator.

  • Ghulam.e.Ahmed

    agar aik aadmi 100 logo ko 10, 10 rupay day to her aik kahega, ” yeh kanjoos hai sirf 10 rupay is se to behter tha keh na deta ” laikin woh log yeh nahi daikhenge keh os ne 100 logo ko 10, 10 diye to Total woh kitna de raha hai…

    • Guest

      sub pagal hain yahan…

  • Khan

    WOW 10x1024x1024=10,485,760 Bytes of data FREE!

  • Mirza Moazzam Baig

    Guys stop complaining that it’s “Only 10Mb” … when we are talking about feature phones (most of them are just 2g) these 10Mbs come in quite handy. . 10Mbs can easily get you through a day of normal surfing ON A FEATURE Phone.

  • Good nice step.

  • Shoaib

    Excellent initiative.This will further boost internet usage. Efforts of Telenor and Mobilink are highly appreciated.Other must follow.