The users sending e-mail, photograph and sound packets via their phones pays very low price by the means of the software. The ones downloaded the free software to their mobile phones can send 50 thousand messages or 10 thousand e-mails or 20 photographs for only 1.2 million TL with the recent tariffs of Turkcell, Aria and Aycell. Osman Çelik, The President of Mobinex Project and Work Development, introduced their project in the University of Bosphorus to the media said that subscribers of the other operators would also use Chatin since there is no dependence of any operators. The new software, following the presentation meeting held yesterday, is opened to the free use of mobile phone subscribers.
The users accessing internet with GPRS technology providing connection to the virtual world via their mobile phones, send e-mail, photograph, audio, text files to other uses. Instead of push to talk technology reducing the costs of messaging and speaking, users of the new software are almost speaking free of charge since it is charged through GPRS connection providing internet access via mobile phones. The software works with the telephone models of Nokia 7650, 3650, N-gage, 6600 and Siemens SX1. The number of users of the mobile phone having this technology is approximately 300 thousand. Most of the intelligent telephones entered to the market recently with photograph device, GPRS feature, is going to have the technology enabling the use of Chatin software.
Despite the fact that its introduction was not done yet, 6 thousand people reached the Chatin software from the company’s internet pages within 2 weeks downloading it to their mobile phones have started talking at low costs. Chatin functioning independently from mobile phone operators, enables mobile phone users to send audio messages by using their phones like a wireless device, and also while doing this, to send text messages and images. When Chatin used, users are being communicated much cheaper since there is no payment to the mobile phone operator for calling or messaging. The charge of 1-minute sound, picture and text communication done via Chatin, approximately equals to 25th of 1 of the 1 minute-calling fee.
The pricing of GPRS(General Radio Packet Service) for the mobile phones is not substantiated through the duration in contrast to calling fees, but through the amount of data sent. The price of GPRS of the recent operators is 1 million 200 thousand TL for 1 MB. The users downloaded Chatin program to their mobile phones are able to talk for hours with 1 MB data capacity even if they remain connected to GPRS for whole day. The software can be downloaded for free of charge from the address wap.chatinonline.com via mobile phones or from the address www.chatinonline.com through the internet.
Working at the Bosphorus University Technology Development Center, Mobinex, had presented beforehand softwares that bring TV images to the mobile phone (broadcaster) and that enable calling for prayer all around the world by the application of mobile call for prayer by developing to the market.
Osman Celik, Coordinator of Mobinex Project and Work Development, explaining that the Chatin software ofwhich the cost of R&D Project amounted up to 250 thousand dollars had been developed in 20 months says that, “That will be particulary attract young mobile phone users. Chatin would be the new choice of the ones who continously like to keep in contact with others, however talk about whatever (s)he wants doing it at low prices”.
Celik remarked that Chatin enabled the provision of a similar version of chatting through MSN Messenger, ICQ, Yahoo programs (chat), but via the mobile phone adding sound and image packages. Director of Mobinex Sales Marketing, Murat Bahar, pointing out that the software has been created as a result of the efforts of 10 R&D engineers working within the body of Mobinex for months, declared that the whole of 1 billion mobile phone users take place within their target customers. Bahar, remarking that they present the software free of charge temporarily for the purpose of introducing and promoting it, stated that subsequent to its getting widespread sufficiently
they will be in the situation of ‘exporting software’, have customers from the whole world.
Selim Sarper, Turkey Technology Development Foundation’s (TTGV) Technology Awards Executive Council President, who gives support for the projects of the original technology development underlined that new software which was produced by Mobinet is a significant success in the sector of the mobile phone communication. Sarper said “This software which provides the opportunity of having using push to talk technologies to all users without any difference in operators and at the cheaper rates, takes the interests of young people who prefer the entertainment and cheap communication”.
Mobinex had had the Mobile Applications Award at Interpro Informatics Awards with the broadcaster project which was realized before.
Chatin software has been prepared by Mobinex company which develops the software for intelligent phones and other mobile terminals. Established in the year 2001 with 100% domestic capital, Mobinex is one of the first companies that carries out research and development on intelligent phones and mobile technologies. Osman Çelik who is the Coordinator of Mobinex Project and Business Development, is 26 years old and a graduate of Computer Engineering at Yıldız Technical University. Murat Bahar, Executive of the Sales and Marketing who is of the same age, is a graduate of Physics Engineering at Koç University. Between the customers of Mobinex which renders service in İstanbul and Utrech (Netherlands) offices,there are GSM operators in Turkey and Europe.
WHAT CHATIN MAKES EARN TO THE MOBILE PHONE USERS?
- Chatin is being used in Nokia’s 7650, 3650, N-gage, 6600 and Siemens SX1 models. Most of the recent mobile phone technologies are supporting that platform.
- Users should be download the program from the web addresses wap.chatonline.com or ChatOnline.com to their mobile phones chat with the other users who have the same software via mobile phone.
- Chatin provides cheaper rates than GPRS for the short message (SMS) and the multimedia message (MMS) features that are still used in mobile phones.
- It works not only over Turkish mobile operator networks, but it also works with all operators of the world. To download the software is enough to use.
- Mobile phone operators are pricing the calls and GPRS connections differently. While the prices of the phone calls are determined based on time, GPRS prices meaning the mobile phone connects to internet are determined based on the amount of data transported.
- Sending a 1 Megabyte datum is approximately 0.8 cents to 1 dollar in the GPRS price list of the operators in the world and in Turkey.
- 1 Megabyte data transfer by setting up a GPRS connection means to be able to send 50 thousand messages,10 thousand e-mails and 20 photos from the mobile phone.