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Opera drives around ‘web-on-wheels’ in Indian cities; offers free WiFi access
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Opera drives around ‘web-on-wheels’ in Indian cities; offers free WiFi access

If you spot this peppy, colorful car in your city, experience free WiFi access at its vicinity.

Opera is celebrating its 20th anniversary riding around this car around 20 Indian cities and offering free mobile internet access.  The Web on Wheels (WOW) aims to encourage new users to get into the digital highway and experience the internet on their devices.

The makers of the Opera mini  and Opera Max browsers would be driving the specially painted and equipped car to provide free WiFi covering around 20 cities over the next 10 months. The long journey begins at Agra, the city that houses the monument of love where it would be parked at multiple locations such as Raja Mundi, Paliwal Park, Sadar Bazar, St. John’s College etc Then the WOW car will drive around North India covering cities like Kanpur, Varanasi, Allahabad and then will hit the roads to other parts of India.

So if you spot the car at your locality, turn the WiFi settings to On and look for Opera Mini Free WiFi from the WiFi network options. Sign-in and enter the details on the browser and a one-time password. Once signed in, the user can access 20 minutes of free internet access on their mobile phones daily.

Opera mini browser is one of the popular browser and it saves data consumption and thereby their mobile data charges with their data compression technology. The company claims to have more than 55 million users in India.

“At Opera, we strive to bring the web to everyone. This year marks our 20th anniversary. With Web on Wheels, we want to give something back to our users and hope to help more people see how fun and educational it is to be on the web,” said Sunil Kamath, Vice President for South Asia & South East Asia at Opera Software.


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