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Download and Play! Reliance Jio brings famous Augmented Reality (AR) Game “Pokemon GO” in India

With this partnership, Reliance Digital Stores and select partner premises will appear as "PokeStops" or "Gyms" as shown in the "Pokemon GO" game

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Playing Pokemon Go one of augmented reality game. Pixabay

Mumbai, Dec 13, 2016: Ending the wait for millions of gaming lovers in India, Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (Jio) has brought the famous augmented reality (AR) game “Pokemon GO” to the country with Niantic, the US-based software company and developer of the gaming app.

Starting December 14, Jio customers will be able to download and play “Pokemon GO” without incurring data charges — like any other apps and content — till March 31, 2017, the company said in a statement.

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“It is exciting to see Pokemon fans in India step out and explore their neighbourhoods in search of Pokemon and Jio’s disruptive, high speed 4G/LTE network will be an excellent way to experience the game,” said John Hanke, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Niantic, in a statement.

On JioChat, Jio’s social messaging app, Pokemon players will have access to an exclusive “Pokemon Go Channel” that will enable players to collaborate and be part of an exciting community with daily tips, contests, clues and special events.

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“Our partnership with Niantic not only brings access to the Pokemon GO app but also opens the door to more opportunities for our customers to enjoy content on Jio’s one-of-a-kind mobile broadband network,” added Mathew Oommen, President, Reliance Jio.

The game uses the GPS capabilities of the device in conjunction with Google Maps to “place” creatures in real world locations, which you then try to find using your device as a guide.

Once you are in proximity to the “placed” creature, you then use your device’s camera to “view” the creature and try to “capture” it by throwing “Pokeballs” at it.

“With over 500 million downloads globally, we are excited to launch Pokemon GO officially in Indiaon the Reliance Jio network,” Oommen added. (IANS)

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Reliance Jio Announces ‘Digital Udaan’ Initiative for New Internet Users

The initiative is expected to reach over 7,000 locations in the country

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Jio services now include attractive lifestyle products as well. (Wikimedia Commons)

Reliance Jio on Wednesday announced a digital literacy initiative for the first-time Internet users in the country.

As part of the “Digital Udaan” initiative in collaboration with Facebook, Jio will engage with its users every Saturday to help them learn about JioPhone features, use of various apps and Internet safety including use of Facebook.

To begin with, the programme is being launched in nearly 200 different locations across 13 states.

“It is a programme for inclusive information, education and entertainment, where no Indian will be left out of this digital drive. Jio envisions to take this to every town and village of India, achieving 100 per cent digital literacy in the country,” said Akash Ambani, Director, Reliance Jio.

Jio currently have 300 million users and many of them are first-time Internet users.

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The “Digital Udaan” initiative will have audio-visual training in 10 regional languages.

Jio has worked with Facebook to ensure that modules developed for “Digital Udaan” are relevant for people that would provide train-the-trainer sessions and training videos and information brochures.

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“Facebook is an ally in this mission, and we are delighted to partner with Jio in attracting new Internet users and creating mechanisms for them to unleash the power of that access,” said Ajit Mohan, Vice President and Managing Director Facebook India.

The initiative is expected to reach over 7,000 locations in the country. (IANS)