VimpelCom to offer free mobile Wikipedia access

Friday 25 January 2013 | 07:56 CET | News
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VimpelCom has signed a partnership agreement with the Wikimedia Foundation, operator of web-based encyclopedia project Wikipedia. VimpelCom customers will now have free Wikipedia access. Via Wikipedia Zero, VimpelCom's mobile customers will have free access to the mobile version of Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, along with a text-only fast version of the site. Locally-relevant articles in local language versions of Wikipedia will be available along with the English version.

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Companies: Vimpelcom / Wikimedia Foundation
Countries: World
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