NEW YORK, June 22, 1999 — GoAmerica Communications Corp., the nation’s leading wireless Internet service provider, announced today at PC Expo that it is working with Microsoft Corp. to reach an agreement to provide wireless access to MSN TM Mobile (http://mobile.MSN.com/). GoAmerica plans to feature MSN Mobile content for Go.Web Internet service customers.
Under the terms of the proposed agreement, subscribers to GoAmerica’s Web@Hand TM portfolio of wireless Internet-based services, including Go.Web TM , will have instant access to information services from MSN Mobile. Using a Microsoft® Windows® CE-based device or a RIM Inter@ctive Pager from Research In Motion, GoAmerica customers will be able to receive and send e-mail messages using the MSN Hotmail TM Web-based e-mail service, access their online financial data from the MSN MoneyCentral TM personal finance online service, and view other personalized information from the MSN network of Internet services such as news, sports and weather from MSNBC.
When launched later this year, the Go.Web service featuring MSN Mobile will be available for as little as $9.95 per month. A free trial of the service is also planned.
“Today’s Web portal has become an important gateway for consumers needing to access information,” said Joe Korb, executive vice president of GoAmerica Communications Corp. “By introducing MSN Mobile to the rapidly growing population of wireless device users, we believe the convenience of mobile access to online information will become a way of life.”
On June 14, MSN became the first of the major Internet portal sites to offer wireless information services when it launched MSN Mobile, a wireless portal that provides highly customizable news, sports, weather, stock quotes, horoscopes and personal alerts to pagers and cellular phones.
“As the first wireless Internet portal, we are making the Internet accessible for consumers any time, anywhere and on any device,” said Sung Rhee, general manager of MSN Wireless Services at Microsoft. “Working with GoAmerica allows MSN Mobile to reach an even broader audience.”
Consumers can subscribe to the Go.Web service by contacting GoAmerica at (888) 462-4600 or by accessing the GoAmerica Web site at http://www.goamerica.net/ . For a live demonstration of Go.Web or MSN Mobile, visit GoAmerica’s show pavilion at PC Expo (Booth 2348) in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, June 22-24.
About GoAmerica Communications
GoAmerica Communications Corp., based in Hackensack, N.J., is the nation’s leading wireless ISP. Supporting mobile work-force expansion, GoAmerica optimizes multiple data networks and spans a wide array of portable devices, such as handhelds, two-way pagers and smartphones. The GoAmerica Web@Hand portfolio for corporations, carriers and mobile professionals offers intelligent e-mail, Web content, intranet access and customized programs for specific industries, such as financial, transportation and workgroup collaboration. For more information, call (888) 462-4600 or visit http://www.goamerica.net/ .
About MSN and Microsoft
MSN is the network of Internet services from Microsoft that helps people better organize the Web around what’s important to them. The network of MSN services, located on the Web at MSN.com ( http://MSN.com/ ), helps people easily stay in touch with friends and colleagues, make smart and secure purchasing decisions, and get more done. MSN offers award-winning e-mail functionality; personal communications services; customizable access to news; popular sites for travel, investing, automotive services, shopping and more; an online community; a Web search engine and directories; and top-rated Internet access.
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software for personal computers. The company offers a wide range of products and services for business and personal use, each designed with the mission of making it easier and more enjoyable for people to take advantage of the full power of personal computing every day.
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