On May 24, Smart Axiata announced a partnership with Earth Networks, a global leader in weather forecasting and reporting, to introduce a new weather intelligence service called “Smart Weather” – another first-of-its-kind digital service for Cambodia.
Smart Weather is designed to accommodate both individual users and intuitional customers such as businesses in sectors like aviation, agriculture or tourism, as well as government institutions and NGOs. Smart Weather can give information to mobile users even if they are not connected to the internet or using a smartphone. Smart Weather can also provide users with weather alerts for rain, storms, lightning; a highly accurate weather forecast; and other key weather-related information through SMS and in future Interactive Voice Recording. At only 15 cents per month, individual users will receive a weather update via SMS every morning, which provides them with a 10-day advanced forecast. Mobile users also receive SMS storm alerts two hours before a thunderstorm is expected to happen around their area. Users can also dial *559# or call 559 for an instant report on current weather conditions. Photos supplied
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