WeROK. Do You?
ROK Entertainment Group, the mobile technology, applications and services company, and WeFi, creator of the first open, community-based global wi-fi network, has announced the launch of WeROK, a wi-fi powered mobile portal enabling Internet access for mobile phones, and including low-cost texting and free mobile phone services.
WeROK combines WeFis global wi-fi network with ROKs unique portfolio of mobile services. These include low-cost SMS, mobile email services, free, streamed Mobile TV and mobile social networking services. WeROK is free to download here, and is currently accessible on any wi-fi enabled Symbian S60 mobile phone, as well as PCs.
WeROKs mobile service suite is powered by WeFi, which provides an open, global broadband wireless network by combining a community-generated database, a smart connection manager and a dynamic Access Point/Hotspot directory. WeFi connects users to wi-fi access points where Internet access has already been verified by other WeFi-enabled devices dubbed community-verified spots - in a growing network of over 20 million access points.
WeROK is a unique development and a giant leap forward in mobile and web convergence, says ROK Chairman and CEO, Jonathan Kendrick. Its an advertising-funded mobile services application which enables handsets to automatically and seamlessly access wi-fi zones in order to route mobile activities via the Internet.
In our testing of WeROK, we have seen savings of up to 85% being made on text services compared to the cost of using traditional network-based texting and through combining WeFis highly innovative wi-fi technologies with our suite of web-enabled mobile services.