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Reliance Jio delights gamers - brings Pokémon GO to India

Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (“Jio”)  delights Indian  gamers  by bringing the sought -after, first-of-its-kind, augmented reality game ‘Pokémon GO’ to India in a partnership  with Niantic, Inc. –publisher and developer of Pokémon GO in association with The Pokémon Company.


Reliance Jio delights gamers - brings Pokémon GO to India

Mumbai: Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (“Jio”)  delights Indian  gamers  by bringing the sought -after, first-of-its-kind, augmented reality game ‘Pokémon GO’ to India in a partnership  with Niantic, Inc. –publisher and developer of Pokémon GO in association with The Pokémon Company.

With this partnership, thousands of Reliance Digital Stores and  select  partner premises in India will appear as ‘PokéStops’ or ‘Gyms’ in the Pokémon GO game beginning Wednesday, December 14, 2016.

This launch is in line with Jio’s  mission to empower Indians with opportunities that  are fuelled by the power of data and a Digital Life and to delight them on an ongoing basis with  entertainment -based apps, such as  ‘Pokémon GO,’  the leading app in  the gaming category.

“We are delighted to partner with Jio to  launch Pokémon GO in India.” said John Hanke, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Niantic. “

It’s exciting to see Pokémon fans in India step out  and explore their neighbourhoods in search  of Pokémon and Jio’s disruptive high speed 4G  LTE Network will be  an excellent way to experience the game.”

The  two companies will work together to bring  Indians a richer and more enjoyable mobile  entertainment experience  for Pokémon GO, including activating Jio retail locations and  charging stations as PokéStops and Gyms within the game and allowing Indians to catch, train and  battle at any of  Jio’s outlets throughout the country.

On Jio’s social messaging app, JioChat, Pokémon players have access to an exclusive Pokémon Go Channel. The Pokémon Go Channel  will  enable Pokémon Go players to collaborate and be part of an exciting community of players with daily tips, contests, clues, and special events. The Pokémon Go Channel on JioChat a fun way to socialize with other players and level- up faster.

“With over 500 million downloads globally, we are excited to launch Pokémon GO officially in India on the Reliance Jio network,” said Mathew Oommen, President Reliance Jio. “Our partnership with Niantic not only brings access to the Pokémon GO app but also opens the door to more opportunities for our customers to enjoy content on Jio’s one-of-a-kind mobile broadbandnetwork.”

The partnership puts Pokémon GO players on  a world-class all-IP data strong network, and during the Happy New Year Offer, Jio SIM customers will be able to download and play Pokémon GO without incurring data charges, like any other apps and content, till 31st March 2017.

From Zee News

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