Watch out for the PokeStops as Reliance Jio brings Pokemon Go in India

Watch out for the PokeStops as Reliance Jio brings Pokemon Go in India

Remember what a craze Pokemon Go was and how you coul'nt wait to play the game, so if you are still waiting then Reliance Jio is bringing the uber popular Augmented Reality game ‘Pokémon GO’ to India in a partnership with the developer of Pokémon GO, Niantic Inc. So from tomorrow, get set to hunt down Pikachu and friends at ‘PokéStops’ or ‘Gyms’.

“We are delighted to partner with Jio to launch Pokémon GO in India.” said John Hanke, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Niantic. “It’s exciting to see Pokémon fans in India step out and explore their neighbourhoods in search of Pokémon and Jio’s disruptive high speed 4G LTE Network will be an excellent way to experience the game.”

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The two companies are looking to work together to bring Indians a richer and more enjoyable mobile entertainment experience for Pokémon GO, including activating Jio retail locations and charging stations as PokéStops 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, Pokémon players have access to an exclusive Pokémon Go Channel. The Pokémon Go Channel will enable Pokémon Go players to collaborate and be part of an exciting community of players with daily tips, contests, clues, and special events. The Pokémon 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 Pokémon 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 Pokémon 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.”

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And as you know Jio customers are currently enjoying the Happy New Year Offer where all services are free, which means that Jio SIM customers will be able to download and play Pokémon GO without incurring data charges, like any other apps and content, till 31st March 2017.