Rednano Mobile uses breakthrough technology to point shoppers to best deals nearby | MMA Global
December 3, 2009

Singapore, 2 December 2009 – Why pay normal prices? It is now possible for the best deals in town to come to the palm of your hand.

Rednano Mobile is using a breakthrough in location-based technology to alert you to the promotions and discounts right in your vicinity, no matter where you are and whether you are standing still or on the move.

The information is available through Rednano LOCATE, an award-winning location-based information service for mobile phones.

For instance, if you are in Isetan Scotts looking out for promotions on handbags or on the latest fashion wear, you can use Rednano LOCATE to direct you to the nearby retailers offering them at special prices or deals.

It currently lists more than 650 merchants with promotional offers up to 80% discount! These are partners of DBS Bank’s Christmas campaign for their Credit and Debit Cardholders. DBS’ Managing Director & Regional Head for Cards & Unsecured Loans, Mr Subba Vaidyanathan said, “At DBS, we are always thinking of new and innovative ways to provide convenience at our customers’ fingertips. With Rednano LOCATE, our cardholders will be able to find the best deals on DBS cards wherever they are on the island, making their Christmas shopping more convenient and enjoyable.”

Rednano’s Business Development Director Ms Shirley Tan said, “We launched this for the festive season with DBS Bank which is always looking for better ways to serve its customers and promote its partners.”

This comes barely a month since Rednano Mobile teamed up with local telcos StarHub and MobileOne to offer food directory service Makan through Rednano LOCATE, giving users food reviews, images, ratings of good eating spots and pinpointing the ones closest to their location.

Rednano’s CEO Mr Paul Jansen said, “We are continually searching for the right partners who can help us give our users practical value from using Rednano LOCATE. We are now talking to other potential partners.”

From now till 31 December 2009, Rednano LOCATE’s latest offering, Promo, will feature more than 650 Christmas promotional deals, exclusive only to DBS Credit and Debit Cardholders. Organised in six key categories such as Fashion & Accessories, Beauty & Wellness, Dining, Home & Lifestyle, IT & Electronics and Travel, the listing boasts of established brands like Agnès b., ALESSI, CRABTREE & EVELYN and Epicentre. Users of Rednano LOCATE have the luxury of being able to choose from a wide range of such brands and the promotional offers located nearest to them.

Rednano LOCATE is currently supported on mobile phones with operating systems such as Symbian, Windows Mobile 6.0/6.1/6.5 (latest version), BlackBerry, Java J2ME and iPhone. Users who do not have Rednano LOCATE installed in their phones can get it by sending the word “locate” to SMS shortcode 33333. They will receive a link to download the free application. There are no data charges for downloading or using Rednano LOCATE.

Officially launched in December 2008, Rednano LOCATE is well-received by users for its rich localised information. It garnered endorsements from local telcos and handset manufacturers who now preload it into their latest top-line mobile devices. In June this year, Global Telecom Business, a Euromoney publication for top managers in the telco industry, honoured Rednano LOCATE with the ‘Best Consumer Service Innovation’ prize, an international award for consumer innovation.

Brands and advertisers who wish to explore innovative ways of reaching out to online and/or mobile users especially for upcoming festive seasons such as Valentine's Day and Chinese New Year, can call the Rednano sales hotline at 6319 8383, email [email protected] or visit

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