Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Cingular Enhances its Wireless Internet Interface

Cingular Wireless today announced a significant upgrade to its MEdia Net wireless Internet service that simplifies the interface to online content and adds personalization features.

The new interface provides access to news and entertainment headlines, sports scores, financial quotes, local weather, and other content from a personal "phone page" with just one or two clicks on the phone's keypad.

Cingular's more than 30 million customers with data-capable handsets will be automatically migrated to the new MEdia Net over the next several weeks.

InfoSpace, a long-time Cingular partner and leading provider of mobile content and search on mobile devices and the Web, is powering the new MEdia Net.

Cingular is also introducing a MEdia Net Live Ticker that delivers pre-selected content, such as breaking news, weather and sports information, directly to consumers' phone displays without the need to touch a button or incur any charge for accessing the initial information. MEdia Net Live Ticker provides zero-click access to specific personalized headlines and content. Information rolling across the "ticker" at the bottom of the phone display is updated automatically several times daily to keep consumers current with their favorite news, weather, sports and entertainment content.

MEdia Net services can be purchased on a pay-as-you-go basis ($0.01 per KB), or included in a MEdia Net or MEdia Bundle package. These packages range in price from $4.99 for 1MB of data usage to $19.99 for unlimited data usage.

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