Vodafone Group PLC, one of the world’s largest mobile telephony operators, launched its Vodafone live mobile Internet service in six European countries on Thursday.

The service, which operates on Vodafone’s GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) networks, is entertainment-oriented with such features as chat, downloadable ring tones and games, but also offers access to e-mail and information services such as financial news, through content partners, Vodafone said in a statement.

“Vodafone live is targeted at the consumer,” said Andr