MSN, Motorola and Arch Wireless Deliver New Motorola Talkabout T900 With MSN Hotmail at a Breakthrough Price

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REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 5, 2001 — The MSN® network of Internet services, the most popular destination on the World Wide Web, with Motorola Inc. and Arch Wireless Inc., today announced the availability of a new wireless communication device in the United States: the Motorola Talkabout® T900 2way with Arch Wireless service featuring MSN Hotmail®
Web-based e-mail service. The Talkabout T900 2way with MSN Hotmail features all of the two-way messaging capabilities available in the original Talkabout T900 2way and adds support for MSN Hotmail, the No. 1 Web-based e-mail service with more than 118 million unique users worldwide. The Talkabout T900 2way with MSN Hotmail will use Arch Wireless’ nationwide two-way data network. It is available for as low as $59.99 with mail-in rebate* and with monthly service beginning at $14.95.

“MSN is thrilled to team with Motorola and Arch Wireless to deliver the Talkabout T900 2way with MSN Hotmail to anyone who wants to stay connected with their friends and family while on the go,” said Richard Bray, vice president of MSN at Microsoft. “The Talkabout T900 2way with MSN Hotmail offers an extremely affordable and effortless way for active individuals and families to communicate with others and is the perfect gift idea for the upcoming holiday season.”

Designed for Those on the Go Who Want to Be in the Know

The Talkabout T900 2way with MSN Hotmail is a compact, keyboard-based device that enables users to send and receive wireless Internet e-mail and text messages, and receive customized information from the Internet, such as news, market, sports and weather information. With its four-line, 80-character QWERTY keyboard and illuminated display, the Talkabout T900 2way with MSN Hotmail makes it easy to send messages and receive them from others, whether they are using a two-way device, other mobile device or a PC. The Talkabout T900 2way with MSN Hotmail weighs less than 4 ounces. It is about the size of a large pack of gum and is available in three colors: Razberry Ice, Mystic Blue and Opaque Black.

“The Talkabout T900 2way was designed to complement today’s active, social, on-the-go lifestyle and brings the world of wireless communications to everyday conversations in an affordable and fun way,” said Miguel Pellon, vice president and general manager of the Wireless Messaging Division at Motorola. “Over 1 million people are already using the Talkabout T900 2way for two-way communications, and this new version with support for MSN Hotmail is even more appealing to anyone who wants to stay up to date from the palm of his hand.”

The Talkabout T900 2way with MSN Hotmail enables consumers to wirelessly send, receive and reply to e-mail from their Hotmail account, and provides them with options to customize their service. Consumers can prioritize which Hotmail messages they want to receive and streamline any unwanted communications through new Hotmail alerts and filters. Consumers can also sign up for the MSN Mobile alert service to get customized updates for local news and weather, stock quotes, sports scores, calendar reminders, their horoscope and one-way pages from MSN Messenger Service.

First-Rate Coverage at an Affordable Price

Users of Talkabout T900 2way with MSN Hotmail can choose from a variety of service plans from Arch Wireless, which operates one of the most advanced two-way wireless data networks in the United States, offering exceptional coverage from coast to coast. Arch Wireless already serves more than 9 million wireless customers nationwide.

“We are delighted to join with such a widely recognized and respected service provider as MSN to launch this exciting new wireless communication device,” said C. Edward Baker Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Arch Wireless. “With this simple and useful device, users of MSN Hotmail can now stay in touch wirelessly with friends, family and other important people in their life whenever they want. Arch’s two-way messaging network, one of the most ubiquitous and reliable networks in the country for data communications, gives users of MSN Hotmail the ability to communicate wirelessly any time and from virtually anywhere.”

The Talkabout T900 2waywith MSN Hotmail is available online at or from leading retailers.

About Motorola

Motorola Inc. (NYSE “MOT”) is a global leader in providing integrated communications and embedded electronic solutions. Sales in 2000 were $37.6 billion. More information can be found at Motorola’s company Web site: .

About Arch Wireless

Arch Wireless Inc. (OTCBB: Arch), headquartered in Westborough, Mass., is a leading two-way wireless Internet messaging and mobile information company with operations throughout the United States. The company offers a full range of wireless messaging services, including wireless e-mail, two-way mobile data and paging. It provides wireless services to customers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Additional information on Arch is available on the Internet at .

About MSN

MSN attracts more than 270 million visitors per month. Available in 34 markets and 18 languages, MSN provides consumers with their home on the Web — where they can get everything they need from the Web and make the most of their time online. MSN is a world leader in delivering Web services to consumers and digital marketing solutions to businesses worldwide. MSN is located on the Web at .

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software — any time, any place and on any device.

*Rebate requires a minimum service plan with Arch Wireless of $19.95 per month or higher. Rebate offer requires a one-year service contract and payment by credit card with automatic monthly charge or a single annual payment. Offer is available to individual customers only, limit two per household. No claims from resellers, dealers or commercial accounts will be honored or acknowledged.

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