New Delhi: Bharti Airtel in association with Google today announced the launch of Free Zone powered by Google, which will give Airtel mobile customers access to mobile web search and feature-phone-friendly versions of Gmail and Google+ in India. The first page of a website linked from search results is provided at no data cost.
Free Zone aims to put the web in the hands of more people and empower first time Internet users with useful services of the Internet. Airtel mobile customers can access the service by visiting www.airtel.in/freezone and start using the Internet without having to sign in to the service.
The set of internet services available via Airtel includes Google Search, Gmail and Google+. While Airtel subscribers will not incur any data charges to access these services on Free Zone, access to more advanced services such as Attachment Download or browse through to web sites from the ones accessed in the Free Zone would be enabled through the subscription to a standard data package.
When users leave the Free Zone to navigate deeper into a website or download an attachment they are informed about the data charges and given the option to purchase an appropriate data package.