Opera Software and Airtel announced the launch of Opera Web Pass for customers in 17 countries across Africa. This allows subscribers to choose a data package that suits them – be it time-based or site-based.
With Opera Web Pass, mobile internet users on the Airtel networks will be able to make use of pay-as-you-go service for their Airtel mobile phones. A user just needs to start Opera Mini on any mobile phone, click 1″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 packages to suit their internet access needs.
Opera Web Pass leverages the existing capabilities of the Opera Mini platform and allows Airtel to package time- or site-specific data offerings to their users. For example, if a person has a couple of hours to spend on a train or in a taxi, they can access and browse the web for a couple of hours during the trip. They can choose a specific period of time or website to access to facilitate this access.
Different packages can be changed frequently, allowing operators to see what works best in a given market or within targeted demographics. For mobile subscribers without data plans, this is flexible solution for accessing the web. With the opportunity for users to choose an exact time period in which to access the web, rather than the amount of megabytes, Airtel’s browsing offer will be easier for users understand and access.