Reliance Jio Infocomm brings Augmented Reality game ‘PokÃ©mon GO’ to India in a partnership Â with Niantic, Inc. â€“ publisher and developer of PokÃ©mon GO in association with The PokÃ©mon Company. With this partnership, thousands of Reliance Digital Stores and select partner premises in India will appear as ‘PokÃ©Stops’ or ‘Gyms’ in the PokÃ©mon 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 ‘PokÃ©mon GO,’ the leading app in the gaming category.
“We are delighted to partner with Jio to launch PokÃ©mon GO in India.” said John Hanke, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Niantic. “It’s exciting to see PokÃ©mon fans in India step out and explore their neighbourhoods in search of PokÃ©mon 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 PokÃ©mon GO, including activating Jio retail locations and charging stations as PokÃ©Stops 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, PokÃ©mon players have access to an exclusive PokÃ©mon Go Channel. The PokÃ©mon Go Channel will enable PokÃ©mon Go players to collaborate and be part of an exciting community of players with daily tips, contests, clues, and special events. The PokÃ©mon 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 PokÃ©mon 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 PokÃ©mon 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.”
The partnership puts PokÃ©mon 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 PokÃ©mon GO without incurring data charges, like any other apps and content, till 31st March 2017.
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