Well, it looks like we missed Starcomms’ announcement of its WAP service back in December 2008. But its better late than never:
Starcomms Plc, Nigeria’s 4th largest telecommunications operator, has introduced the Starcomms WAP service. The Starcomms WAP service offers value added data applications, Ringtone, Games, Wallpaper, Truetones, MP3 tones, Animations etc to Starcomms CDMA Mobile subscribers through their WAP and data enabled handsets. With this new product, a Starcomms subscriber can access these services by launching the WAP Client in their WAP and data enabled handset, which will take the user to default WAP homepage – Starcomms WAP. This homepage will carry the link to the value added data application.
The customers will have access to a whole lot of features and functionalities like Downloads; which enables users to Download Content like Polyphonic Ringtones, Wallpapers and Games onto his Handset, Surf; which gives the customer the ability to Surf other WAP sites like Yahoo, Rediff etc. Other exciting content would be introduced from time to time.
According to the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Maher Qubain, the service will be available to all Starcomms subscribers whose handsets currently support WAP, such handsets include; Haier D1200, Nokia 6275, Moto K1, Motorola W385, Coolpad C288. The Company shall launch a wider varieties of handsets in the nearest future that shall also support the WAP application. Customers who currently have any of these handsets may access the service through the WAP browser on their handset.They however have to visit the nearest Starcomms shop for registration and update of their handset in order to be able to access the WAP service.
The Marketing Director, Starcomms, Manoj Vashisht equally promised a whole lot of other exciting contents on the Starcomms WAP portal. These includes special categories of contents ranging from Wallpapers, Animations, True tones, MP3 tones, Polytones, Video, Games, Cartoons, News, Themes, Monotones, Picture Message, Religious Content etc. The prices for the downloadable contents are expected to be highly competitive and affordable to all.
As introductory offer during the launch period, Starcomms intends to offer customers Free downloads on the Free Zone category. This will enable customers to understand the new application, and enjoy the new service.
Mr. Vashisht added that customers would be notified of the applicable charges whilst downloading the content to enable customers decide their choice of downloads. On the quality of content, efforts have been made to ensure that there are adequate local contents by creating special categories such as Nigerian Zone, African zone that incorporates contents such as Wallpapers, Truetones, Polytones etc. There are other categories like Hollywood, Soccer and Racing Zone, that also contain the top downloads.
You can download the complete press release (in PDF format): Starcomms Launches WAP