Telenor Pakistan organized its first Digital Festival in Lahore today. Company said that event is marked to bring Telenor’s digital world to life featuring an array of digital products and solutions that Telenor developed during the post-3G era.
One-day event kicked off with a media roundtable followed by assisted walkthrough of Digital Products in the engagement zones that offered first-hand experience of Telenor’s futuristic products and solutions.
Key highlights of the Digital Fest were Telenor Pakistan’s initiatives that span across various digital domains including Mobile applications, IoT products, mobile payment solutions and more.
Live demos of engaging mobile applications such as Capture, WowBox and Pocket TV were offered.
A holographic mannequin spoke to the visitors about all the things My Telenor App can do. The event also featured Telenor Pakistan’s portfolio of 3G handsets and internet devices designed to enhance digital ecosystem.
Speaking on the occasion, Irfan Wahab Khan, Deputy CEO and CMO Telenor Pakistan, said, “Digital Products and services are transforming businesses, enriching lives and propelling progress across the world. Telenor, through its ambition of empowering societies, is contributing towards making ‘digital Pakistan’ a reality and today’s launch of digital products will enable digital inclusion for people, create a society with minimal digital divide and unleash multiple entrepreneurship, innovation and creative opportunities. I extend my gratitude to all Telenor Pakistan customers for making us their digital lifestyle partner.”
This is the first time in Pakistan that a telecom company has organized a digital fest showcasing all its initiatives toward enhancement of country’s digital ecosystem.
Telenor Pakistan also has many other industry-first digital initiatives to its credit, some of which being IoT (Internet of Things) exhibitions, startup accelerator program Velocity, and the mobile application development contest Apportunity.
Some of the apps that were showcased at Digital Festival were:
Pocket TV a live and video on demand content aggregation platform for News and Entertainment alike. It brings content to users when they want it and where they want it. Telenor internet subscribers can access Pocket TV (www.pockettv.pk) without any additional charges.
Learn more about Pocket TV here: smart.pockettv.com.pk
- Free, but data will be deducted/charged as per your plan
- Daily: Rs. 10 per day – 100MBs of data to watch TV, video on demand
- Pas as you go: 20 Paisas per MB data charges till you consume 100MBs after which there’s no data charge.
WowBox is a lifestyle app that brings a new way to experience the internet. Billed as a one-stop digital solution, the app keeps users posted about news, lifestyle, sports and entertainment.
Telenor Pakistan subscribers avail special discounts on WowBox.
Android users can download WowBox here: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.telenor.ads&hl=en
AppBox allows users to buy apps and in-apps purchases through Mobile balance. With low penetration of credit cards in Pakistan and no alternative for applications for java users, Telenor customers can get latest recommendations, discounts and offers for Android, iOS and Symbian phones.
Telenor said that appbox will also provide an opportunity to local developers to earn revenue by publishing app on Appbox; this is helping to enable in-app economy in Pakistan.
Appbox also offers an immersive experience where visitors are aided in content discovery through curated content management which is consistent with local themes and trends, thus offering a more personalized experience.
AppBox can be accessed here: http://appbox.com.pk
- Payment through Mobile balance: this allows user to buy their favorite apps or to skip any level by paying through their mobile balance.
- App Publishing: Local and International developers can publish app any time they want. This allows startups and freelancers to monetize at very early stage.
- Content: Appbox features Android, iPhone and Java content. With no Java store available this allows user to buy their favorite games from one place. In addition to this Appbox provides localized content which is tailored made for Pakistan users.
Capture is a mobile application that saves precious memories (photos & videos) on the Telenor cloud.
Photos taken with Smartphone are automatically uploaded to Capture, and can be accessed from multiple devices instantly.
Besides saving and seeing photos, the Story feature makes private sharing and commenting of photos & videos easy and fun. Capture is available on iOS and android Mobile Phones and can be used by subscriber of any mobile network.
Telenor subscribers get 27 GB extra free storage to save photos and videos.
Learn more about Capture here: capture-app.com
This Telenor Pakistan IoT (Internet of Things) product is a wearable (wristwatch) that keeps parents updated with their child’s location.
Children love to wear the colorful smartwatch that not only keeps them connected to their parents/guardians via GPS, but also allows the children to make calls and send voice messages to pre-assigned numbers.
Learn more about Telenor Companion here: telenor.com.pk/telenor-companion-watch
Telenor Auto Smart is an innovative solution for keeping customers connected to their cars for better performance, monitoring and tracking.
Self Care App
This is going to be the most popular app for Telenor customers. As the name suggests, you can maintain your Telenor account with this self care app, that will let you subscribe to Telenor products and services without involving any support staff.
Plus you can find out about the services that you are using.
Not only this, with self care app you can also keep track of your billing and usage statistics.
You can download Telenor’s self care app from this link.