On Tuesday, Bharti Airtel and Opera Software announced the launch of Opera Web Pass for customers in India. Opera Web Pass aims to enable first-time mobile internet users in the country to subscribe to affordable and simple pay-as-you-go services for their Airtel mobile phones. To avail the service, a subscriber just needs to start Opera Mini on his mobile phone, click Opera Web Pass in the Speed Dial start page and choose from a list of web pass subscriptions, allowing Airtel mobile customers to purchase from a range of user-centric packages to suit their internet access needs.
Users have the option to purchase an hourly data plan, by paying a fee for one-hour subscription of mobile internet. They can opt for the unlimited data usage, by paying a flat fee for a 24-hour subscription and stay online throughout the day or choose the weekend subscription pack to browse the web just on weekends
Opera Web Pass is expected to provide an easy and flexible solution for accessing the web for mobile subscribers without data plans.
With Opera Web Pass, Airtel mobile users can:
- Get instant access to the internet subscription that suits their needs
- Enjoy simple time-and content-based charging
- Get the right level of cost control with the time-based or content-based packages
- Stay informed by a pop-up when Opera Web Pass has expired or if they are about to access services subject to additional charges.
The Opera Web Pass leverages the existing capabilities of the Opera Mini platform.