Pokemon Go Comes To India In Partnership With Reliance Jio

Pokemon Go, the hugely successful augmented reality enabled game, finally comes to India thanks to Reliance Jio The company has forged a strategic partnership with the game’s developer and publisher Niantic in this regard. The hugely successful game will be available from 14 December on Reliance Jio services.

“With this partnership, thousands of Reliance Digital Stores and select partner premises in India will appear as ‘PokeStops’ or ‘Gyms’ in the Pokemon GO game beginning Wednesday, December 14, 2016,” Jio said in a statement.

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

“We are delighted to partner with Jio to launch Pokemon 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.

“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 broadband network.”

Reliance Jio services including the Pokemon Go app can be availed free on Jio network till 31 March, 2017 under its Happy New Year Offer.

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