Saturday, September 21, 2013

Sun Cellular and Opera Mini Join Forces to Democratize Internet Access for Filipinos

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When a speaker in one of the recent presscons that I attended said that the number of smartphones have already surpassed the number of toothbrushes, I can't help but laugh yet fully agree. Smartphones, and its relatives like the tablets and phablets have taken over the world.

It is surprising that the demand for smartphones is now twice as great as compared to computers (both desktop and laptop). Thus the popularity of apps and browser-based programs compatible with smartphones.

This is probably why a telecommunications network and a smartphone browser have joined forces to give users and their subscribers more reasons to keep stuck using their smartphones but at a more affordable and convenient way.

For as low as Php 15, you can now surf the Internet all day.

The Official Press Release:

As the industry gears up to welcome more smartphone brands and embrace emerging digital technologies, mobile network operator and Sun Cellular and mobile web browser Opera Software join forces to democratize internet access and provide best-value internet experience to Filipinos.

“We acknowledge the growing penetration of the internet across all age and social groups, and how it is becoming deeply incorporated into the lifestyle of the average Filipino,” says Michele Curran, Vice President for Data Services of Sun Cellular.

“And now, we embark on this thrust with Opera to offer Filipinos not just an affordable access to the internet but also lead them to the experience of a fast and efficient mobile web browser through the seamless technology of Opera Mini,” she adds.

Sealing this partnership is the recently launched Browse On: Opera 15 specialized mobile internet subscription which allows Sun Cellular subscribers to enjoy unlimited mobile internet browsing through the Opera Mini software for just P15 per day.

Compatible with around 3,000 types of handsets, Opera Software Chief Executive Officer Lars Boilseen said that the content-efficient technology of Opera Mini allows users to experience up to six (6) times faster browsing capabilities than other mobile internet browsers.

“Opera Mini is a perfect supplement to Sun Cellular’s affordable and high-speed third generation connectivity. Regardless of the smartphone platform of users, they will find this a value-added experience to mobile internet browsing even without having to spend much,” Boilseen explains.

Further noting the growing relevance of the internet, Curran is positive that this partnership will work to let even more Filipinos embrace mobile browsing and let them enjoy the experience better.

To begin using Sun Cellular Opera Mini browser, users may log-on to to download the software to their smartphones. To avail the Browse On: Opera 15 subscription, they will just have to send the keyword Opera15 to 247. This may be availed for seven (7) days via Opera 80, fifteen (15) days via Opera 160 and thirty (30) days through the Opera 299.

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