Couple weeks ago we mentioned that China Telecom was beta testing its mobile IM Yiliao that lets users sending SMS/MMS/audio messages for free after China Mobile and China Unicom had cautiously adapted to the trends by releasing their Kik-like free messaging tools.

Today the second largest Chinese operator officially launched the mobile IM with its vice president Yang Xiaowei and Xiao Jinxue general manager of Innovation Division attending the launch event.

Yiliao which supports iOS and Android bases its services on cellphone’s contact list and allows users to send text/audio messages to anyone who also installs the client, regardless of mobile OS and operators, meaning China Mobile or China Unicom subscribers can also enjoy the benefits of it.

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