Opera introduces pay-as-you-go mobile Web access


Opera Software launched Web Pass, enabling operator partners to offer subscribers pay-as-you-go access to the mobile Internet.

Opera - Web Pass

Users can pay for access for Facebook or the entire Web.

Designed for consumers in emerging markets, Opera Web Pass works in concert with the Opera Mini mobile browser: Users open the browser, select a Web Pass option and immediately begin surfing the Internet, with the Mini client server routing traffic for as long as the subscription package is valid. Carriers determine the pricing and duration of each Web Pass offering available to their subscribers, as well as whether access spans the entire Internet or specific sites such as social networking platforms Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and Google+ (NASDAQ:GOOG). Operators also control how purchases are billed.

Malaysian operator DiGi Telecommunications is the first mobile operator to roll out Opera Web Pass. Opera partners with more than 100 operators worldwide.

More than 200 million users worldwide access the Web via Opera's mobile browsers. In addition to Opera Mini, which compresses up to 90 percent of data to improve speed and reduce costs, the firm offers the full-featured Opera Mobile.

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