RCom offers SMS based mobile conferencing service in Pan India

by CXOtoday Staff    Oct 26, 2010

grouptalkReliance communications (RCom), a telecommunications service provider announced SMS based voice conference calls as an extension to its product Group Talk, a handset independent mobile conferencing service. This service will be made available to all Reliance mobile GSM and CDMA subscribers using any handset through the ‘SMS based Mobile Conferencing’ solution from US based Kodiak Networks, a group communications’ solutions provider. The service will enable Reliance mobile customers to establish a conference call amongst a group of 9 contacts with a single SMS, as informed by the company.

“Our Mobile Conferencing service is a cost-effective, efficient and convenient solution that enhances productivity of small, medium enterprise customers. Introducing the service now on SMS – the preferred mode of communication for youth and young executives today, will lead to popularization of conferencing,” commented Anil Pande, Head, VAS, Reliance Communications.

Group Talk was launched early last year to offer mobile conferencing service on handsets with Java, Brew, Symbian operating systems and Blackberry handsets. Now, the enhanced service offers mobile–centric conferencing facility from any handset.

Kris Patel, EVP and CTO, Kodiak Networks adds, “Introduction of clientless solution will enable Reliance to extend this useful service to all customers across India and thereby increase the adoption.”

Informing about the service, Reliance states that, postpaid subscribers can dial the unique number given at the time of group creation, which in turn will dial all the group members within the group to establish an instant call conference. The service subscription is offered at Rs. 40 per month. Subscribers can also download the Group Talk application from RWorld and install on their handset.