Re-branded from “Mero Mobile” in 12 March 2010, Ncell is privately owned GSM mobile operator in Nepal. Almost every couple of month, Ncell comes up with some new schemes and offers for their customers. On Feb 6 2014 Ncell brought Unlimited Internet Packages to their users and on March 05 2014, Ncell allowed their prepaid users to transfer their balance. And now Ncell has another interesting product for their users. From today (May 7 2014) , Ncell users can explore Wikipedia from their internet enable devices for FREE. Ncell is calling their new product as Wikipedia Zero. Wikipedia is the world’s largest online encyclopedia, visited by 500 million people each month, according to Comscore. Wikipedia contains more than 30 million articles in 287 languages, contributed by a global community of 80,000 volunteers. The Wikimedia Foundation is the non-profit organization that operates Wikipedia and supports the local communities. In a partnership with Wikipedia foundation, Ncell is offering Wikipedia for Ncell customers completely free of cost. Ncell users don’t have to activate any kind of services or to pay any kind of fee to use this service but with some few criteria:
This service is not available on BlackBerry, Opera mini and other proxy browser handsets and data charges will apply. Mobile browsers (for example Nokia Xpress) on some handsets are proxy browsers. Accessing Wikipedia via these browsers may result in data charging.
Customer may get charged in background for other mobile phone applications which consumes data. This can be controlled by turning off such applications.
Some interesting facts about Wikipedia:
The name is combination of the words “wiki” meaning shared website, and “pedia” which is a shortened form of encyclopedia.
Wikipedia was founded in 2001 by Jimmy Wales and Laary Sanger.
Languages currently supported: 260
Sex is one of the most popular Wikipedia articles in every language expect French and Spanish.
Wikipedia’s mission is to make all of the information in the world available in every language.