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Grameenphone launches co-branded version of Opera Mini for its 32 million users in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Bangladesh - April 5, 2011
Grameenphone, the leading telecommunications service provider in Bangladesh, and Opera Software, makers of the Opera web browsers for mobile phones, today announced the launch of Opera Mini customized for Grameenphone users.
At a joint press conference on Tuesday, the pioneer mobile company and Opera announced that GP users would be able to download the browser by sending 'Opera' by SMS to 5000. No SMS charge is applicable for sending this SMS. Upon sending this SMS user will receive an SMS describing guideline to obtain handset settings and the following SMS will contain the Opera Mini Download link. Visitng the link, users can download Opera Mini client to their phones. Eligible subscribers can avail this offer till April 30, 2011.
The Opera Mini web browser for mobile phones, works on more than 3000 different handsets ranging from basic feature phones to high-end smartphones. It is the most popular browser in the world, with more than 90 million users every month. The Opera Mini browser uses Opera's servers to compress webpages up to 90 per cent of their original size before sending them to the phone. Because the data transferred is smaller, pages arrive faster. On a pay-as-you-go plan, the Opera Mini browser dramatically cuts the price you pay, because the data you use is greatly reduced.