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Take your mobile browsing to the max

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - August 29, 2013

VinaPhone introduces unlimited web browsing via Opera Mini for VND 2,000 a day

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Browsing the web on your mobile device in Vietnam has now become more flexible. VinaPhone today launched its first unlimited daily web-browsing data plan in Vietnam.

Subscribers can pay as low as VND 2,000 a day to maximize their browsing experience with this plan, enjoying the unlimited web browsing via Opera Mini browser and free data for file downloading and video streaming under 15 MB. This enables VinaPhone users to access the web on their phones with total control over spending for mobile browsing. They can choose to get online whenever they want, without committing to a monthly data plan.

Opera Mini is a fast, compact mobile browser, attracting more than 230 million people worldwide to get online, whether from their basic phones or high-end smartphones and tablets. With its state-of-the-art compression technology, Opera Mini reduces the size of webpages to as little as 10% before they are downloaded to users' phones. Opera Mini can also make web browsing on the phone smarter. This small but powerful browser features the Smart Page, providing instant updates of the user's favorite sites. The Smart Page is available on Android, BlackBerry and more than 3,000 other mobile phone models, and it allows people on the move to read social and news updates easily.

VinaPhone has partnered with Opera Software, developer of Opera Mini browser, to make the web more available to more Vietnamese users.

VinaPhone launched its first unlimited web browsing for as low as VND 2,000 a day. This helps lower the barriers to mobile-internet entry and get more Vietnamese users online.

"For many users, who have never accessed the web via their phones, this data plan provides the ideal opportunity to enter the world of the mobile internet and stay connected," says Nguyen Hoang Hai, Manager of Business Department – VAS Center, VinaPhone. "VinaPhone always provides smarter and better solutions to improve the mobile internet experience for its customers. Browsing with Opera Mini makes people surf the web easier and faster on their phones. That's why we came up with this data plan, offering the most flexible pay-as-you-go service in Vietnam. We believe this will attract more people to try web surfing on their mobile devices through VinaPhone's network."

"More and more people in Vietnam are discovering the convenience of accessing information online through their mobile phones," says Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software. "Partnering with VinaPhone has allowed us to empower more users to enjoy the mobile internet."

Follow these simple steps to activate the daily data plan service with Opera Mini:

  1. Download and install the VinaPhone/Opera Mini browser from http://m.opera.com
  2. Send a text message "DK<space>OPERA" to 1554 to register.
  3. Start browsing.

For service support, VinaPhone subscribers can dial 9191 (VND 200 per minute) directly on their phone.

To learn more about the daily data plan with Opera Mini delivered by VinaPhone, customers can visit http://vinaphone.com.vn

About VinaPhone

A subsidiary company of Viet Nam Posts and Telecommunications Group, Vinaphone was officially established on June 26, 1996 as a nationwide mobile phone network using next generation and modern GSM technology, with an eye towards creating healthy competition in Viet Nam's mobile communication market. By the end of 2000, Vinaphone had completed its coverage of nearly all residential areas, industrial zones, highways, tourism spots, and border-gates throughout the country. In 2009, VinaPhone was the first operator to launch 3G services and has won two most excellent awards- award for the best post-paid services providing and award for the best new services given by Vietnam's Ministry of Information and Communications.

About Opera

Opera enables more than 350 million internet consumers worldwide to connect with the content and services that matter most to them. Opera also helps publishers monetize their content through advertising and advertisers reach the audiences that build value for their businesses, capitalizing on a global consumer audience reach that exceeds 1 billion.

Opera is a trademark of Opera Software AS.