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MOKO.mobi now has 2-million users in RP

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MANILA, Philippines - Chikka Asia, creators of the popular Chikka Text Messenger revealed that MOKO.mobi, a mobile website that facilitates chat, media sharing and social networking over the mobile phone, had reached its two millionth user in the Philippines. 

The popular service is also generating hundreds of thousands of multi-media service (MMS) uploads a month.

Chikka Asia partnered with MOKO.mobi Limited, the developers of MOKO, to launch the service across the leading mobile network operators in the Philippines last year. MOKO is currently available to subscribers of Globe Telecom and Smart Communications.

MOKO.mobi is also available across mobile networks in the US, UK, Australia, Malaysia, India, and Brazil, and will soon be launching in Spain.

“MOKO was one of the first services to bring the power of social networking to the mobile phone when it launched in Australia in 2005, and we are glad to be playing a part in bringing one of the most exciting global mobile services to Philippine mobile subscribers,” Chikka chief executive officer Chito Bustamante said.

“We have always believed the mobile web would be very compelling, especially for Filipinos, who have rapidly embraced social networking not only on the web, but now from their mobile phones,” Bustamante added. 

According to Ian Rodwell, CEO of Sydney-based MOKO.mobi Limited,” MOKO is emerging as an alternative to Facebook and Twitter on the mobile phone, because you can do everything from your mobile, meet new people and make friends, while at the same time protect your privacy. You don’t need a PC to create and manage your account or to upload your own content, and this is very important in Asian markets where mobile web use continues to outpace PC web use.” 

He added that MOKO is also chat focused, making it very immediate and easy for people to connect and have fun straight away. 

Providing various wireless applications to over 30 mobile operators in 17 countries including the US, UK, Italy, Spain, Hong Kong and India, Chikka has also diversified, developing applications for mobile content, commerce, and corporate solutions. 

According to the company, with over 62 million users, its own Chikka Messenger is probably the most widely-used and viewed Internet and mobile-based communications tool by Filipinos worldwide.

CHIKKA

CHIKKA ASIA

CHIKKA MESSENGER

CHIKKA TEXT MESSENGER

CHITO BUSTAMANTE

FACEBOOK AND TWITTER

GLOBE TELECOM AND SMART COMMUNICATIONS

HONG KONG AND INDIA

IAN RODWELL

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