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Pokemon GO to officially launch in India following Niantic partnership with Reliance Jio

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December 13th, 2016 partnership Niantic Not disclosed
Pokemon GO to officially launch in India following Niantic partnership with Reliance Jio

Niantic Labs has partnered with mobile network Reliance Jio to officially launch Pokemon GO in India on December 14th 2016.

As part of the launch, Jio users will be able to download and play the game without incurring data charges until March 31st 2017.

An exclusive Pokemon GO channel will also be established in Jio's chat app JioChat for players to communicate and collaborate.

Spreading out

"We are delighted to partner with Jio to launch Pokemon GO in India," said Niantic CEO John Hanke.

"It's exciting to see Pokemon fans in India step out and explore their neighbourhoods in search of Pokemon and Jio's disruptive high speed 4G LTE Network will be an excellent way to experience the game."

Pokemon GO has already caused some controversy in India. In September 2016 it was caught up in a lawsuit attempting to ban the game from the region on religious grounds.

[Source: Android Central]


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