Sun Cellular and Opera Mini join forces to democratize internet access for Filipinos

As the industry gears up to welcome more smartphone brands and embrace emerging digital technologies, mobile network operator and Sun Cellular and mobile web browser Opera Software join forces to democratize internet access and provide best-value internet experience to Filipinos.

Sun Cellular Opera Mini Browser
Sun Cellular Opera Mini Browser

“We acknowledge the growing penetration of the internet across all age and social groups, and how it is becoming deeply incorporated into the lifestyle of the average Filipino,” says Michele Curran, Vice President for Data Services of Sun Cellular.

“And now, we embark on this thrust with Opera to offer Filipinos not just an affordable access to the internet but also lead them to the experience of a fast and efficient mobile web browser through the seamless technology of Opera Mini,” she adds.

Sealing this partnership is the recently launched Browse On: Opera 15 specialized mobile internet subscription which allows Sun Cellular subscribers to enjoy unlimited mobile internet browsing through the Opera Mini software for just P15 per day.

Compatible with around 3,000 types of handsets, Opera Software Chief Executive Officer Lars Boilseen said that the content-efficient technology of Opera Mini allows users to experience up to six (6) times faster browsing capabilities than other mobile internet browsers.

“Opera Mini is a perfect supplement to Sun Cellular’s affordable and high-speed third generation connectivity. Regardless of the smartphone platform of users, they will find this a value-added experience to mobile internet browsing even without having to spend much,” Boilseen explains.

Further noting the growing relevance of the internet, Curran is positive that this partnership will work to let even more Filipinos embrace mobile browsing and let them enjoy the experience better.

To begin using Sun Cellular Opera Mini browser, users may log-on to http://wap.suncellular.com.ph to download the software to their smartphones. To avail the Browse On: Opera 15 subscription, they will just have to send the keyword Opera15 to 247. This may be availed for seven (7) days via Opera 80, fifteen (15) days via Opera 160 and thirty (30) days through the Opera 299.

About Sun Cellular

Sun Cellular, a member of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company Group, is one of the Philippines’ leading mobile telecommunications companies. It offers a wide range of service innovations for mobile telephony from voice, messaging and international roaming services, to wireless broadband and value-added services for consumers and businesses alike. As a renowned frontrunner in the industry, Sun Cellular has been notable for significant breakthroughs like unlimited services and the Anti-Bill Shock charging system which continue to encourage the market to embrace mobile technology. It has received accolades over the years with awards such as the Philippines’ Mobile Service Provider of the Year for 2011 and 2012 by the esteemed Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Best Practices Awards in Singapore.

About Opera

Opera products enable more than 350 million internet consumers worldwide to discover and connect with the content and services that matter most to them, no matter what device, network or location. In turn, we help advertisers reach the audiences that build value for their businesses. Opera also delivers products and services to more than 120 mobile operators around the world, enabling them to provide a faster, more economical and better network experience to their subscribers.

From family photos and funny videos to business ideas that change the world economy, the internet has always been about discovery. Whether you are a consumer getting online for the first time, or a multinational corporation trying to reach the right audience, Opera can help you discover more online.

Opera Software ASA is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol OPERA. ‘Opera’, ‘Opera Software’, ‘Opera Mini’ and the ‘O’ logo are trademarks of Opera Software ASA. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Learn more about Opera at www.opera.com.