Cingular Wireless Brings the Internet to Wireless Phones in Indiana

Personalized Internet Information, Shopping and E-mail Now Available Through

Wireless Internet Service



Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from Cingular Wireless

    INDIANA, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Making it easier for people to get
 relevant information while "on the go," Cingular Wireless today introduced
 Wireless Internet service and the "My Wireless Window" portal that enables
 customers to access on-demand, personalized information, including shopping
 and e-mail, through their wireless phones.
     "This introduction represents a significant and meaningful step in the
 convergence of Internet and wireless communications for the individual," said
 Mike Orchard, vice president and general manager of Cingular in Indiana.
 "People are looking for new and simple ways to communicate with others and
 receive valuable information without being tied to their computers.  Cingular
 is pleased to offer advanced solutions to meet these needs."
     Cingular Wireless Internet uses WAP technology (Wireless Application
 Protocol), which enables wireless devices to transform into Internet portals
 that deliver streamlined, graphic-free content, tailored to the smaller
 display screens of wireless phones -- empowering people with information "on
 the fly."  Using My Wireless Window, customers can:
 
     -- Personalize the information they access on their phones
     -- Send and receive emails with their own '@mycingular.com' email address
        or using an existing email address that is compatible
     -- Send instant messages to other wireless devices in real time
     -- Receive automatic alerts with the latest information on stocks, sports,
        weather, news, lottery, horoscopes and more
     -- Shop online safely through the phone or desktop PC using their stored
        credit card information
     -- Get directions while on the road
     -- Access Yellow Pages and White Pages information including local or
        national entertainment
     -- Create a calendar and address book to access "on the go"
     -- Use a desktop toolbar to help manage and personalize their information
 
     "With My Wireless Window and Wireless Internet, customers can access
 valuable information whenever they want it -- without any of the clutter and
 confusion commonly associated with other wireless services," said Orchard.
 "Everyone can benefit from it -- especially people who regularly use the
 Internet, check email often, work out of the office at times, and need
 immediate access to news or information."
     Wireless Internet can be added to customers' rate plans for $6.99 per
 month. The Web minutes used are billed as regular airtime with normal rates
 applying for minutes used outside of package.
     Customers need a compatible digital handset to access the Wireless
 Internet and can activate Wireless Internet service at select Cingular stores
 and by calling customer service at 1-866-CINGULAR.  For more information,
 customers can visit www.cingular.com .
 
     ABOUT CINGULAR
     Cingular Wireless is the second largest wireless carrier in the U.S., and
 is dedicated to self-expression and customer-friendly service. As a leader in
 mobile voice and data communications, Cingular, a joint venture between SBC
 Communications and BellSouth, currently serves more than 20 million customers
 nationwide. Cingular offers customers advanced technologies in simple, cost-
 effective ways that permit them to tap the creative potential of wireless
 through their own self-expression. Details of the company are available at
 www.cingular.com .
 
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    INDIANA, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Making it easier for people to get
 relevant information while "on the go," Cingular Wireless today introduced
 Wireless Internet service and the "My Wireless Window" portal that enables
 customers to access on-demand, personalized information, including shopping
 and e-mail, through their wireless phones.
     "This introduction represents a significant and meaningful step in the
 convergence of Internet and wireless communications for the individual," said
 Mike Orchard, vice president and general manager of Cingular in Indiana.
 "People are looking for new and simple ways to communicate with others and
 receive valuable information without being tied to their computers.  Cingular
 is pleased to offer advanced solutions to meet these needs."
     Cingular Wireless Internet uses WAP technology (Wireless Application
 Protocol), which enables wireless devices to transform into Internet portals
 that deliver streamlined, graphic-free content, tailored to the smaller
 display screens of wireless phones -- empowering people with information "on
 the fly."  Using My Wireless Window, customers can:
 
     -- Personalize the information they access on their phones
     -- Send and receive emails with their own '@mycingular.com' email address
        or using an existing email address that is compatible
     -- Send instant messages to other wireless devices in real time
     -- Receive automatic alerts with the latest information on stocks, sports,
        weather, news, lottery, horoscopes and more
     -- Shop online safely through the phone or desktop PC using their stored
        credit card information
     -- Get directions while on the road
     -- Access Yellow Pages and White Pages information including local or
        national entertainment
     -- Create a calendar and address book to access "on the go"
     -- Use a desktop toolbar to help manage and personalize their information
 
     "With My Wireless Window and Wireless Internet, customers can access
 valuable information whenever they want it -- without any of the clutter and
 confusion commonly associated with other wireless services," said Orchard.
 "Everyone can benefit from it -- especially people who regularly use the
 Internet, check email often, work out of the office at times, and need
 immediate access to news or information."
     Wireless Internet can be added to customers' rate plans for $6.99 per
 month. The Web minutes used are billed as regular airtime with normal rates
 applying for minutes used outside of package.
     Customers need a compatible digital handset to access the Wireless
 Internet and can activate Wireless Internet service at select Cingular stores
 and by calling customer service at 1-866-CINGULAR.  For more information,
 customers can visit www.cingular.com .
 
     ABOUT CINGULAR
     Cingular Wireless is the second largest wireless carrier in the U.S., and
 is dedicated to self-expression and customer-friendly service. As a leader in
 mobile voice and data communications, Cingular, a joint venture between SBC
 Communications and BellSouth, currently serves more than 20 million customers
 nationwide. Cingular offers customers advanced technologies in simple, cost-
 effective ways that permit them to tap the creative potential of wireless
 through their own self-expression. Details of the company are available at
 www.cingular.com .
 
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