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Internet on your mobile the way it works on your PC.
Launch of T- Mobile web’n’walk

Web’n’walk™Open internet access. Not walled garden. Fast, simple, affordable.

  • The full internet on your mobile working as it does on your PC

  • Google on home page. Open access. Links to popular sites

  • Faster access and download than most home internet

  • Email. Instant messaging. Surfing. On-line buying

  • Software familiar to PC users, including MicrosoftÒ Windows Mobileä 5.0.; Email wizard / Opera

Five launch devices. 8 by Christmas.

  • Sidekick II exclusive to T-Mobile. MDA Pro world’s first 2G, 3G, WiFi device

  • Features on different phones include 2G, 3G, Wi-Fi; Tri-band and Quad-band; slot-in data storage cards; MP3 player; 
    video calling; mega-pixel zoom cameras; FM radio; 3D gaming; Bluetooth
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Simple, affordable tariffs.

  • £9 for 40MB of data usage a month---equivalent to around 2,500 average emails / 500 average web pages

  • Bundled with highly competitive Relax voice tariffs

Web’n’walk™ redefines the mobile internet market.

  • T-Mobile now competes with fixed line internet

  • Long term aim to grow total internet usage and displace fixed line internet usage

T-Mobile commits to best high speed mobile data networks.

  • Launch of HSDPA in 2006 to give speeds up to 1.8MB per second. (Average home fixed line broadband speeds---from under 264KB to 1MB)

Unique, free over-the-air software up-dates and patches to be launched 2006

London: Wednesday, October 5th, 2005: At a key presentation today, T-Mobile is launching a new open approach to the internet on mobile web’n’walk™. Over time, it believes this will change the marketplace, lead to a considerable growth in total internet usage and, ultimately, more internet traffic being carried by mobile than by fixed line.

 

Rene Obermann, Group CEO of T- Mobile International, said:

“In the past, mobile has sold a limited form of internet – slow, difficult and expensive to use. It’s asked customers to learn how to use it. It’s then tried to keep customers under control in Walled Gardens.

 

“T-Mobile believes a new approach is needed. Mobile should not try to create a new type of internet. It should give customers the same internet they already have – but mobile – and ensure it works  the same  way it already works on their PC.
 

“That’s what T-Mobile is doing. For personal customers, it’s called web’n’walk.  For business people it’s called “Office in your Pocket”.

 

“Web’n’walk redefines internet on mobile, and it re-defines our competition.  The comparison is no longer with other mobile internet services.  It is with  fixed line internet.

 

“Web’n’Walk today meets or beats the speed of most home internet. Next year, it will meet or beat fixed line DSL speeds- and it will go further. Open internet for an open world –but mobile. Fast, simple, intuitive, affordable.”

 

Brian McBride, Managing Director, T- Mobile UK, said:

Web’n’walk is literally “pick it up and use it”, the same way you already use the internet. It’s a coming of age of internet, because it brings together the three key ingredients for mass adoption: the same internet experience customers are familiar with on their PCs – now mobile; devices that are simple to use and work the same way your PC does; and very affordable tariffs.

 

Web’n’walk is the perfect email, instant messaging and surfing answer for today’s internet generation.  For business people, Office in your Pocket means their data, internet, office systems and communications can always be with  them. We believe both will grow total internet usage and will progressively displace fixed line internet usage.

 

“The parallel already exists with mobile voice.  Mobile voice is now almost  universal. It has grown the total voice market and now has a bigger share than fixed line.  It’s done this because  customers can do what they’ve always wanted to do and are familiar with doing - make and receive telephone calls.  But without being tied to a fixed point. Now, with web’n’walk™, customers can also do what they want and are familiar with on the internet – and do it mobile.

 

“Mobile voice has changed the way we live, work and communicate.  In time, mobile internet will do so more.  And I can see the Sidekick being an instant hit with today’s generation of emailers and instant messagers.”

 

Hamid Akhavan, Group CTO, T-Mobile International, said:

“To deliver web’n’walk, we have changed the phone, the browser, the interface, the software, the network strategy, the customer service and the tariffs.  But the only thing customers will notice is they can now do on
T-Mobile what they’re already used to doing on fixed line---in very much the same way.

 

“Today, our target is to deliver the experience of a PC at home. Next year, our target is to deliver the experience of broadband DSL. In 2007, we will move to speeds that can clearly beat basic DSL.

 

“Our networks combine 2G as well as 3G and Wi-Fi. Today, 2G is universal, so any mobile internet service must work on 2G---and must work fast on 2G. “Over time, though, 2G will phase out and 3G will become the workhorse technology of mobile. T-Mobile is committed to delivering the best high speed mobile data networks, and we will do so. We will radically increase 3G capacity and speeds.  Next year, we will launch HSDPA to deliver speeds over four times faster than today’s 3G – up to a theoretical 1.8MB a second. Then faster. And we are already the leading mobile Wi-Fi operator in the Western world with over 13,000 HotSpots.

 

“Our focus is on the customer experience. We all know that software up-dates arrive on a continuing basis. We all know, try as everyone might, there can be system bugs. The PC world deals with this through downloading up-dates and patches. So will we. Next year, we will be the first mobile operator to deliver up-dates and patches over the air, and we’ll do it free of charge.

 

“The move from mobile voice to mobile data is like the move from the typewriter to the PC. Its effect will be transformational – if the industry provides customers with what they want and are familiar with.”p

 

Details of web’n’walkTM are set out below. Full product specifications sheets are available. Impartial studies of UK mobile network performance – 2G and 3G – undertaken by leading, independent authorities are also available.

The web’n’walkTM presentation and demonstration is being held at 10.30am today at the City Presentation Centre, 4 Chiswell Street, London, EC1.

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Media Enquiries:

T-Mobile UK
Robin O'Kelly      Tel:      +44-(0)7017 150 150
                         Mobile: +44-(0)7786 702 526

Citigate Dewe Rogerson 
Anthony Carlisle  Tel:      +44-(0)20 7638 9571
                         Mobile: +44-(0)7973 611 888

 

T- Mobile launches web’n’walk

Web’n’walk™

Web‘n’walk™ provides simple, open internet access. All web‘n’walk™ handsets are pre-configured to connect immediately to the internet. Google is on the start page together with T-Mobile Favourites, linking to many of the websites most popular amongst UK surfers, including Amazon, Sky, lastminute.com, BBC, Argos, Yell.com, Multimap, BAA, and the RAC.

There is no limitation or restriction on the web sites that customers can access – other than that, by default, the content lock is switched on, in order to protect minors from inappropriate content. The content lock can be switched-off on request by adults aged 18 or over.

Unlike other propositions, web‘n’walk™ is designed so that it can access essentially all existing web sites, without the need for the sites to be modified, and so that web sites are presented on the mobile phone as they would be presented on the PC screen. A small number of web sites contain programming or features that are currently incompatible with web‘n’walk™.

The MDA range of devices use Microsoft Internet Explorer™ to access the internet. The SDA and Nokia phones use the Opera browser. Both pieces of software have been optimised to ensure that downloading and page building speeds are optimised to improve the customer experience. The service runs on T- Mobile’s GPRS and 3G networks. T- Mobile’s Wi-Fi network automatically connects to full PC internet access.

All web‘n’walk™ devices come with an email set-up solution, to allow the customer quickly and easily to configure the email client on the device. For the MDA and SDA range of devices, an Email Wizard has been installed to automate set-up for existing email accounts with providers including AOL, BT, Gmail, Yahoo, BT, Wanadoo and NTL World. The Nokia devices include an OTA (over the air) tool for setting up email accounts. All of the web‘n’walk™ devices are compatible with other POP/IMAP email systems. Where these systems are not supported by the set-up solutions, details of accounts can be input manually.

Web‘n’walk™ supports virtually all web mail services. Customers who prefer not to set-up their device for automatic mail retrieval, as an alternative, can simply log in to their web mail service provider via web‘n’walk™ and read/send email from there.

Tariffs
There are three simple tariff bands. Each provides 40MB of data usage a month and bundles this with voice minutes. The difference in monthly tariff reflects the number of voice minutes. Voice minutes are to any mobile or UK fixed line phones, any time, any day. Contracts are for 18 months.

For voice calls made additional to the inclusive minutes, calls to any UK landlines, local or national, and to other T-Mobile phones are 10p per minute, any time of the day or week. Calls to other mobile networks are 25p per minute, any time, any day. Additional internet and text bundles are available.
 

 

web‘n’walk 100

web‘n’walk 200

web‘n’walk 400

Monthly line rental

£30

£38

£55

Inclusive minutes

100

200

400

Inclusive MB

40MB

40MB

40MB

Data run-on rate per MB

£1/MB

£1/MB

£1/MB

 

Devices
 
Web’n’walk™ launches with five devices, and the range will increase to 8 before Christmas. Web‘n’walk™ devices have large, colour screens, capable of displaying content in both portrait and landscape format. Typically, all have an integrated camera, with at least 1.3 mega-pixel resolution and offer Bluetooth™ connectivity for use with headsets and for connection to other devices.
All offer USB cable connection to the PC, so that data and settings can be backed up and stored securely. The MDA Compact II, MDA Vario and Sidekick II launch pre Christmas.
 

Launch Devices

 

MDA Pro

MDA Compact

SDA II

Nokia N70

Nokia 6630

Bearers

GSM / GPRS3G, WLAN

GSM / GPRS

GSM / GPRS

GSM / GPRS
3G

GSM / GPRS
3G

Bands

 

Triband
900, 1800,
1900MHz

Triband
900,1800,
1900MHz

Triband
900,1800,
1900MHz

Triband
900,1800,
1900MHz

Quadband
850,900,1800,
1900MHz

Talk time

Up to
3 hours

Up to 3 hours

Up to
5 hours

Up to
3.5 hours

Up to
6 hours

Standby

Up to
200 hours

Up to
200 hours

Up to
200 hours

Up to
260 hours

Up to
300 hours

Weight

210g

150g

107g

126g

127g

Dimensions

132x79x22mm

108x58x18mm

108x47x19mm

109x53x22mm

110x60x21mm

Camera

1.3 mega pixel plus CIF camera for video calling

1.3 mega-pixel

1.3mega-pixel

2 mega-pixel stills cameras

1.3 mega-pixel 6xdigital zoom

Bluetooth

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

USB

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Special Features

Full QWERTY keyboard
CIF camera for video calling
Flip/rotate screen Stereo headset
SD card and card slot
MS/OS

Touch screen
Video capture
Stereo headset
SD card and card slot
MS/OS

Stereo headset
SD card and card slot
MS/OS

FM Radio
MP3 player
Stereo headphones
Flash
Video
MMC card slot

Enhanced video recording
CMM card slot and 64MB MMC card

 

Devices Coming Soon

 

MDA Compact II

MDA Vario

Sidekick II

Bearers

GSM / GPRS

GSM / GPRS
WLAN

GSM / GPRS

Bands

 

Triband
900, 1800, 1900MHz

 

Quadband
850,900,1800,
1900MHz

Triband
900, 1800, 1900MHz

Talk time

Up to
3 hours

Up to
3 hours

Up to
4.5 hours

Standby

Up to

200 hours

Up to

200 hours

Up to

2.5 days

Weight

150g

150g

198g

Dimensions

108x58x18mm

108x58x24mm

129x66x23mm

Camera

1.3 mega-pixel
Video capture

1.3 mega-pixel
Video capture

VGA camera & flash

Bluetooth

Yes

Yes

No

USB

Yes

Yes

Yes

Special Features

Graphite or metallic pink
2.8” screen
SD Card slot
MS/OS

Slide-out
QWERTY keypad
Touch screen
SD Card slot
MS/OS

Unique rotating screen
Full QWERTY keypad
IM Client
Camera with flash
Push e-mail

 

Handset Prices

Handset prices vary depending on the chosen tariff. Prices for the Sidekick II, MDA
Compact II and MDA Vario will be announced prior to their introduction to the stores. (Note pricing based on T- Mobile retail stores).

 

 

web‘n’walk
100

web‘n’walk
200

web‘n’walk
400

RRP
MDA Pro £199.99 £149.99 £99.99 £399.99
SDA II Free Free Free £109.99
MDA Compact Free Free Free £149.99
Nokia N70 £69.99 £29.99 Free £179.99
Nokia 6630 Free Free Free £99.99


About T-Mobile
T-Mobile International is one of the world’s leading companies in mobile communications. By Q3 of 2004, more than 109 million people were using the mobile communications services provided by companies in which T-Mobile or Deutsche Telekom have a majority or minority stake. And all that over a common technology platform based on GSM, the world’s most successful digital wireless standard. This also makes T-Mobile the only mobile communications provider with a seamless transatlantic service.

T-Mobile also is partner of FreeMove, an alliance formed by four of Europe’s leading mobile companies - Orange, Telefónica Móviles, TIM (Telecom Italia Mobile) and T-Mobile – to help their customers communicate as easily while travelling abroad as they do at home.
For more information about T-Mobile International, please visit www.t-mobile.net

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