|Fast facts on the Tectoy Mega Net|
|Made for: Sega Mega Drive|
|Size of program ROM: 256kB|
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Mega Net was an online service for Brazilian owners of the Sega Mega Drive, in the vein of Japan's Sega Meganet service. As with most Brazilian products with a relation to Sega, the service was started and maintained by Sega's Brazilian distributor Tectoy, and as such, it did not exist outside of Brazil.
Tectoy's Mega Net service began in late 1995, and required a proprietary Mega Net modem accessory to be inserted into the Mega Drive's cartridge slot. Unlike similar services across the world such as North America's Sega Channel, the Mega Net service allowed users to send and receive emails, fax messages and access an electronic magazine ("Revista Eletrônica"), produced in partnership with the publishing house Abril Jovem, about comics and RPGs. Users also had access to the "Tectoy News" regarding new products, promotions and game hints.
The Mega Net service was free of charge on the first two months, after that period the user had to pay a monthly fee of R$5 for 30 connections or R$9 (around 5 and 9 USD, respectively, at the time) for unlimited access.
It was designed to be used in conjunction with the Mega Drive Keyboard, released a few months later.
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