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GSM advance removes all limits

June 17, 2011

Latest "GSM Unlimited Social Network by AIS Opera Mini" package allows customers to connect to the unlimited social network on every segment of handsets

Bangkok, Thailand and Oslo, Norway - June 17, 2011

GSM advance has extended its concept of "Smart Mix & Match", introducing its latest add-on package, "GSM Unlimited Social Network by AIS Opera Mini" which removes all limits and delivers the best experience to social networkers using Facebook, Twitter, hi5 and MySpace. Stay connected to all online activity without limits at a better price and higher speed through the intelligent technology of the top-notched Opera Mini browser, which supports every segment of handsets. Apply today simply by dialing *678.

Mr.Titipong Khiewpaisal, Senior Vice President - Marketing of Advanced Info Service (Public) Company Limited (AIS), explained, "Today the trend of social-network use in Thailand has experienced a significant growth rate, demonstrated by over 9.8 million Facebook users with the ongoing uptrend. According to a study of usage behavior, only 4 million social-network users connect to social-network portals via their smartphones. As a result, there still exist a great number of social networkers who wish to follow online activity via their mobile phones but do not possess a smartphone, restricting their access.

In order to meet the demands of every consumer group and segment, not merely smartphones, to follow online activity, especially Facebook, on mobile phones without limits, GSM advance has joined forces with Opera Software. The intelligent technology of Opera's popular Opera Mini browser, trusted worldwide, combined with the "GSM Unlimited Social Network by AIS Opera Mini" package provides customers with great value and the best social-network experience available on mobile phones without limitations.

Unlimited handset, compatible with the full line of handset segments including Smart Phone, Feature Phone and Basic Phone amounting to over 10 million units at present. The web pages are designed to perfectly fit handset screen. Customers will have new experience from the convenient use and easy-to-read screen.

Unlimited usage volume, unlimited connect to Social Network anywhere and anytime.In addition, Opera Mini's technology offers a special feature-its servers compress data by up to 90% before sending it to the phone, which speeds up data downloads.

This package will satisfy social networkers from every group and segment, as they will be able to access social networks on their mobile phones, without limitations. This underlines AIS's Quality DNAs concept that focuses on quality development in all service dimensions, bringing its customers the highest benefits.

The package is available for customers to mix & match and specify to their requirements for the unlimited Thai-smash social networks, including Facebook, Twitter, hi5 and MySpace. GSM advance has tailored the package into 5 selections: unlimited Facebook, unlimited Twitter, unlimited hi5 and unlimited MySpace for 99 Baht per package per month, and the combined unlimited Facebook and unlimited Twitter for 129 Baht per month.

"These days, people love to stay connected with their friends to share stories, or photos and have begun to realize the importance of staying connected using this channels. With the use of social networks increasing dramatically in Thailand, this partnership has created an innovative solution for faster mobile browsing, helping AIS promote a value-added, customized service to more of its customers using the Opera Mini browser, " said Lars Boilesen, Chief Executive Officer, Opera Software. "I use my mobile for almost everything, such as checking out new movie trailers, socializing with my friends and staying in touch with my networks. With Opera Mini I can do that faster and at a lower cost in every device"

Social networkers can apply starting today. Just press *678 to apply for free. Download from the link provided in the SMS reply or visit AIS Shop, Telewiz every branch nationwide and AIS Call Center 1175. AIS is preparing to launch this package for prepaid customers in the next phase.

About GSM advance

GSM advance is a postpaid brand of AIS with strong reputations in providing superior services and best network quality in Thailand. GSM advance has the most popular postpaid price plan in Thailand, "Smart Mix & Match" with over 1.5 million subscribers trusted since launched. Moreover, AIS has been the most reliable brand who always gave additional values to its customers through the consistent AIS Plus campaign. For more information, please visit www.gsmadvance.ais.co.th

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.