Virgin Mobile to offer Mobile Applications from GetJar

mobile applicationsVirgin Mobile India, the only national youth focused mobile service brand has joined hands with GetJar, the World’s largest to cross platform mobile applications store to offer mobile applications for its customers. GetJar is also mobile applications provider for Reliance Communications. GetJar has a very strong portfolio of mobile applications ranging from games, education, social networking, entertainment, finance, food, health, search, lifestyle and several otherutility applications. Presently GetJar provides more than 70,000 free mobile games and applications to its users. Popular applications such as Facebook® Mobile, Yahoo!, Nimbuzz, Opera Mini Browser, eBuddy and thousands of such applications can now be easily downloaded across all major platforms.

Virgin Mobile subscribers can visit the link: http://m.virginin.getjar.com to access GetJar’s world of applications. This link is currently available on Virgin Mobile India’s WAP portal (Vbytes) on GSM platform across 16 circles – Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu & Chennai, Kerala, Orissa, Mumbai & Maharashtra, Kolkata & West Bengal, Haryana, Bihar, MP&CG, Punjab, UP (E) and UP (W).

Virgin Mobile India users will be able to download all applications free of cost. Only the data browsing charges of 1p/kb will be charged on access

Commenting on the alliance, M.A. Madhusudan, Chief Executive Officer,Virgin Mobile India, “This alliance with GetJar is an initiative in line with our strategy to engage and enthrall the youth with the latest innovative cutting-edge content on the move. Mobile applications and games garner a significant share of time spent on the phone by the youth today. We are excited to announce our alliance with GetJar; the world’s largest cross platform application store. This will provide our users free, easy access to globally acclaimed applications, games and will further reiterate our commitment to offer the best value-for-money services to our valued customers.”

As the world’s largest independent application store, GetJar enables the most cost effective, easy and scalable distribution channel to generate traffic and downloads. With over 300% growth every year, GetJar achieves an average of almost three million downloads per day globally and adds hundreds of new applications every week to its repository. GetJar supports all major platforms such as Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile,Java and Symbian phones, among others and delivers applications for every kind of smart phone and feature phone across 200 countries.

“App Catalogue Express is a white label solution designed to make it quick and easy for carriers, aggregators and partners to seamlessly launch a pre-populated app store across all major platforms and devices,” said Ilja Laurs, founder and CEO, GetJar. “It’s a pleasure to partner with a youth focused brand like Virgin Mobile in India. We look forward to garnering a significant mindshare amongst the youth with this alliance,” adds Laurs.

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