India Next for Internet.org App?

By David Cohen Comment

FacebookRelianceInternetOrgIndiaInvite650Reports indicate that India will be the next country to gain access to the Internet.org application, with Facebook and mobile carrier Reliance Communications having scheduled a press event for Tuesday.

MediaNama shared the screenshot below, saying that it saw the following notice while attempting to access the Internet.org site via Wi-Fi in India:

You must be on the Reliance network to use Internet.org. If you’d like to access these websites for free, use a SIM card from Reliance.

InternetOrgReliance

MediaNama pointed out that Reliance Communications was the first mobile carrier in India to strike a deal with Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp, offering unlimited usage of WhatsApp and Facebook throughout the country for 16 rupees ($0.26) per month.

And Trak.in shared the screenshot atop this post of the invite to Tuesday’s press event, which read:

10.2.2015: One launch that will make a billion dreams take off!

Reliance and Facebook invite you to witness the birth of a whole new movement. Power to a billion.

According to Trak.in, “senior global leadership teams” from the carrier and the social network will be on hand at the event, to be held at the Hotel Taj Vivanti in Mumbai.

Readers: Which country do you think is next in the queue for the Internet.org app?

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