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ACS Launches Rev A Technology; Provides Fastest Mobile Data Speeds Available in the Nation

ACS Launches Rev A Technology; Provides Fastest Mobile Data Speeds Available in the Nation ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Jul 31, 2008 -- Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. ("ACS"), announced today that it has launched EV-DO Rev A Mobile Internet technology.

"Rev A is the latest evolution in Mobile Internet. It will enable ACS wireless customers to move data--everything from pictures and spreadsheets to movies and music--at the fastest mobile speeds available in the United States. Rev A is the next step in ACS' commitment to provide customers with the fastest relative speeds and most reliable wireless broadband service they have come to expect," said Connie Dorman, ACS Director of Marketing.

ACS customers can test the speed of Rev A against competitors' technology by stopping by our Dimond Mall store in Anchorage. Additional "Test the Best" sites will be set up at three other Anchorage locations and in Fairbanks during August. Customers can expect to enjoy speeds that are approximately 12 times faster than at&t's EDGE technology.

ACS was the first communications provider to offer Alaska high-speed mobile data through its 3G CDMA network in 2004. The company expects to complete its deployment of Rev A this week. Rev A is currently available on the CDU-680 Mobile Internet Key, and ACS has a number of other Rev A devices planned for the near future. The Mobile Internet Key plugs into any Mac or PC USB port and allows users to surf the Internet from almost anywhere they can receive a cell phone signal. It supports Internet access at true broadband speeds.

ACS roams on Rev A in much of Canada. In the Lower 49, ACS expects to initiate Rev A roaming later this year. This strategic investment positions ACS to continue to lead the wireless market in Alaska and to provide our customers with the latest and best telecommunications services available.

Media Contact:

Director, Corporate Communications Paula Dobbyn, 907-297-3000 Paula.Dobbyn@acsalaska.com or Investor Contact: Director, Investor Relations Melissa Fouts, 907-564-7556 investors@acsalaska.com

Huawei Showcases 'Green' CDMA End-to-End Solution

Huawei Showcases ''Green'' CDMA End-to-End Solution [Mauritius, 31 July 2008] Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. ("Huawei"), a leader in providing next generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, has announced that it showcased its industry-leading ' green' CDMA end-to-end solution at the 3rd Global CDMA Operation and Development Forum, which took place on 17 July 2008 in Mauritius.

In line with the forum' s theme of "future-oriented green evolution", Huawei proposed that by adopting the latest 4th Generation Base Transceiver Stations (BTS' s) and ALL IP technology into the CDMA development area and by using ' green' BTS' s, core networks with multi-network convergence design, green site accessory facilities solutions, and environment protecting energy solutions, operators are able to reduce CO2 emissions and the environmental impact of their CDMA systems.

Huawei' s innovative CDMA solution uses 30% less BTS sites. The low power consumption of this latest CDMA green solution not only contributes to environment protection but also generates significant total cost of ownership (TCO) savings for operators.

"Huawei' s 4th Generation base station platform supports CDMA, GSM, WCDMA, and WiMAX simultaneously and can easily be upgraded to support UMB or LTE, further protecting operators' existing investments and enabling smooth network evolution in the future." said Kevin Li, analyst from In-Stat during the forum. "Huawei has showed outstanding performance in core green technologies, especially in unified platform solutions."

"Creating ' green' mobile broadband networks that allow for smooth network evolution is key to the development of the CDMA industry," said Wu Hui, Vice President of Huawei Global CDMA & WiMAX Solution Sales Department, during his keynote speech at the forum. "As a leading telecom provider, which is concerned about the state of the environment, Huawei is dedicated to building a healthy CDMA ecosystem through continuous investment and innovation. Our industry-leading CDMA end-to-end ' green' solution shows that operators can enjoy a much greener CDMA mobile network while also realizing TCO savings."

Hitachi Communication Technologies And Airvana Enter Development Agreement For CDMA Femtocell Solutions

Hitachi Communication Technologies And Airvana Enter Development Agreement For CDMA Femtocell Solutions Chelmsford, MA. and Tokyo, July 29, 2008 — Airvana, Inc. today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Hitachi Communication Technologies, Ltd. (“Hitachi Com”) to create and deliver customized versions of Airvana Femtocell products to inter-work with Hitachi Com core network products, for the Japanese market. The Airvana-Hitachi Com joint solution will enable rapid deployment of femtocells by integrating femtocells with the existing voice and packet data core networks.

Airvana’s contribution to the solution includes its HubBub CDMA femtocell, which is unique in the industry for its support of both 1x-RTT and EV-DO services; its Universal Access Gateway, a carrier-class femtocell network gateway; and its Femtocell Service Manager, a scalable auto-configuration and remote management system. Hitachi Com brings its carrier-grade Femtocell Convergence Server that allows operators to connect femtocells to an existing mobile switching core, leveraging features and supplementary services that operators have developed over the years to provide service parity between the macro-cellular and femto-cellular networks. Under the agreement, Airvana will customize its femtocell products to support the advanced features of Hitachi Com’s convergence server.

“Femtocells will not only improve the customer experience, but also must deliver service parity with the macro-cellular network. Hitachi Com and Airvana’s solution enables that,” said Mr. Setsuo Takahashi, Corporate Officer EVP, Carrier Networks Division, Hitachi Com. “Airvana is a leader in the femtocell market and the only company with a CDMA femtocell that supports both 1xRTT and 1xEV-DO Rev-0 and Rev-A. Hitachi Com’s Convergence Server enables service parity by leveraging the existing voice and packet data core.”

“Hitachi Com has deep expertise in CDMA technology,” said Sanjeev Verma, Vice President of Corporate Development and Femtocell Business. “In addition, they have world-class systems integration expertise with which to deliver our joint femtocell solution to leading CDMA operators.”

Airvana Investor Contact: David Reichman Sharon Merrill Associates (617) 542-5300 airv@investorrelations.com

Airvana Contact: Rob Morton Davies Murphy Group rmorton@daviesmurphy.com (781) 418-2460

G’zOne Boulder Rolls Onto The Verizon Wireless Network

G’zOne Boulder Rolls Onto The Verizon Wireless Network BASKING RIDGE, NJ — July 29, 2008 — The company with the nation’s most reliable wireless network today introduced the G’zOne Boulder™ – the newest Push to Talk phone that is exclusively available through Verizon Wireless. This rough and tough phone is built to military specifications to withstand shock, water and dust environments. The G’zOne Boulder provides customers with access to Verizon Wireless’ Push to Talk service that uses the company’s Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) network to ensure customers can get their jobs done quickly and efficiently. Packaged in two smart-looking finishes – black and silver or orange – the G’zOne Boulder is now available online at www.verizonwireless.com and through business sales channels. The phone will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores in mid-August.

Leveraging EV-DO Rev. A technology, Push to Talk from Verizon Wireless provides customers with fast two-way communication – all with the assurance of a reliable network so customers can instantly connect to colleagues and friends. Additionally, the G’zOne Boulder supports a number of productivity tools and entertainment services from Verizon Wireless including VZ Navigator(SM), Field Force Manager, V CAST Music with Rhapsody and V CAST Video. The G’zOne Boulder comes with the following features and capabilities:

• Rugged design that meets military specifications – 810F standards for water, shock and dust resistance; immersion; vibration, salt fog; humidity; solar radiation; altitude; and low and high temperature storage

• Flashlight

• Electronic compass

• VZ Navigator-capable – audible maps, turn-by-turn directions and location information to more than 14 million points of interest that customers can share with others

• Field Force Manager-capable – a resource management tool that provides businesses with the ability to locate, monitor and communicate with their mobile field workers

• 1.3 megapixel camera to conveniently capture an afternoon hike or a night on the town

• V CAST Music with Rhapsody-capable – download music directly to the phone from a library of more than 5 million songs and get the master copy of the song on a PC free of digital rights management software that restricts how and where music can be played. Customers can also sync favorite tracks, albums and playlists from a PC.

• Music player for .mp3, .wma, unprotected .aac and unprotected .aac+ formats

• Create and manage playlists and sync music from a PC to the G’zOne Boulder

• Carry music on an optional microSD™ card up to 8 GB (microSD card sold separately)

• Supports the following Bluetooth® profiles – headset, hands-free (car kits), dial-up networking, advanced audio distribution profile (stereo), audio/visual remote control profile, object push profile for vCard, object exchange profiles for phonebook access profiles, generic audio/video distribution profile, audio/visual distribution protocol, and audio/visual control transport protocol

• Advanced speech recognition with dedicated voice dial key

• Alarm clock, calculator, calendar, stop watch, countdown, timer, world clock, electronic compass • Voice commands

• Speakerphone with dedicated speakerphone key

• Bilingual interface – English and Spanish language

• Phonebook with up to 500 entries with multiple contacts

• TTY compatible

• Hearing aid compatibility = M4/T4

• Display:

o Main: 2.0” 240 x 320 TFT display with up to 65K colors

o External: 1.2” 96 x 96 Mono STN display

• Dimensions: 3.9” x 2.0” x 0.9”

• Weight: 4.9 ounces

• SAR:

o Head: 1.04 W/kg

o Body: 0.489 W/kg

• Usage time: up to 214 minutes or

• Standby time: up to 63 hours

The G’zOne Boulder is available for $129.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and a new two-year customer agreement. Corporate discount pricing is available. In addition, customers may choose to purchase the G’zOne Boulder without a camera in silver and black, available today through business sales channels and through the company’s online store.

Verizon Wireless customers can add Unlimited Push to Talk to their G’zOne Boulder for $5 per month, per line to any Nationwide voice plan.

For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com. Business customers should call 1-800-VZW-4BIZ or contact their Verizon Wireless Business Sales Representative.

Media Contact Info

Brenda RaneyBrenda.Raney@VerizonWireless.com908-559-7518

Alcatel-Lucent And Airvana To Develop An Integrated IMS-Femtocell Solution For CDMA Network Operators

Alcatel-Lucent And Airvana To Develop An Integrated IMS-Femtocell Solution For CDMA Network Operators Paris and Chelmsford, MA, July 28, 2008 – Airvana, Inc. and Alcatel-Lucent today announced that the two companies will develop an integrated solution – incorporating IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and CDMA/EV-DO femtocell technology - to support more effective delivery of mobile voice and multimedia services inside homes and offices. This initiative will ensure that CDMA/EV-DO network operators are able to make use of femtocells to improve the in-building wireless experience for their subscribers, while ensuring that these new network elements work seamlessly with the broader mobile network.

Femtocells are small – about the size of a book - cellular access points that use a subscriber’s existing broadband connection to provide enhanced voice, video and data services, especially in the home, using existing mobile devices. Femtocells help operators meet the growing demand for mobile voice and data services by cost-effectively increasing network coverage and capacity, particularly in difficult-to-serve indoor environments.

Under a new development agreement, Airvana will enhance its femtocell offerings with new interfaces to enable smooth integration with Alcatel-Lucent’s IMS core. This agreement builds on demonstrations of combined, femto-based, in-building solutions by Alcatel-Lucent and Airvana at the CTIA Wireless 2008 trade show and exhibition in Las Vegas earlier this year.

“Alcatel-Lucent’s leadership and innovation in CDMA and IMS, as well as our end-to-end engineering, integration and delivery capabilities nicely complement the work Airvana is doing in developing the femto air interface and gateway,” said Mike Iandolo, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s CDMA Network activities. “We look forward to using the respective strengths of our two companies to deliver a high-quality solution that will demonstrate the benefits of the femto deployment model and unlock the value of converged services for their customers.”

The combined solution – which integrates IMS core network elements from Alcatel-Lucent with Airvana’s HubBub™ femtocell access point - can support seamless inter-working between the CDMA macro network and the IMS-supported femtocells, and will help minimize any impact on the existing network in terms of performance, complexity and the costs associated with managing the network.

“The successful deployment of femtocell solutions by operators requires tight integration and interoperability between all the components that make up a femtocell network,” said Sanjeev Verma, vice president, Femtocell Business and Corporate Development, Airvana. “Alcatel-Lucent and Airvana continue to work together to create the advanced, IMS-based, end-to-end femtocell solution that CDMA operators demand.”

Contact the Alcatel-Lucent Press Office: press@alcatel-lucent.com

Sprint Makes It Easier For Customers To Navigate The Internet, Find The Content They Want On Sprint Phones With Sprint Web

Sprint Makes It Easier For Customers To Navigate The Internet, Find The Content They Want On Sprint Phones With Sprint Web OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jul 28, 2008 -- As customers increasingly count on their wireless phones for on-the-go Internet access, Sprint is making it easier for them to get the content they want with today's launch of Sprint Web, a next-generation mobile Web browsing experience on popular Sprint phones. Sprint Web offers an adaptive home page that delivers content based on the customer's previous usage, along with direct access to search from Google Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG). This enhancement is automatic for Sprint customers who currently access the mobile Web on these phones and requires no additional action on their part.

"Sprint customers have always been able to access the Internet on data-capable Sprint phones, and with Sprint Web we've made it even easier for them to quickly find the information that they need," said Kevin Packingham, senior vice president of product and technology development for Sprint. "Sprint Web automatically learns what content the customer likes and puts it on their home page, along with Google search of the full Internet. This allows Sprint customers to get the most from the Internet on their phones even faster, when and where they want to, with the Now Network(TM)."

The new Sprint Web home page uses technology by ChangingWorlds, a global expert in mobile Internet personalization and content discovery technologies, to provide each customer with dynamic, relevant content and information as a result of their past usage. This makes each customer's Sprint Web home page unique, depending on their interests. For example, if a customer continually goes to sports links, the top sports stories will be featured. This allows customers to quickly get relevant information based on what they use most, making it easier to navigate the Internet on their phones and reducing the time they spend looking for content. To access Sprint Web, customers simply click the Web icon on the main menu of their phone.

Sprint Web also gives customers direct access from the home page to Google search, so users can get relevant open Internet results quickly and easily, in a format they're used to seeing on their computer screens. Google is now the default mobile search provider for open Internet search on Sprint phones with Sprint Web. To access Google search on these phones, customers simply click the Web icon on the main menu of their phone and enter a term into the search box on the new Sprint Web homepage.

Sprint Web is available today on 40+ popular Sprint phones, including RAZR2 by Motorola, Centro by Palm, Rumor by LG, Upstage by Samsung, and Katana DLX by Sanyo. Sprint plans to make Sprint Web available on virtually all Web-capable Sprint feature phones over the coming weeks. The introduction of Sprint Web follows Sprint's launch earlier this year of a more PC-like open Internet browsing experience on its phones, which provides more user-friendly renderings of Internet sites, even those not optimized for mobile devices.

Sprint Web and Google search are available at no additional charge to Sprint data subscribers, including customers subscribing to Everything plans such as the $99 Simply Everything(SM) plan, Talk/Message/Data Share plans and data packs. Standard data usage charges apply for customers without a data subscription.

Sprint is committed to offering its customers an enhanced mobile Internet experience, along with mobile content and applications, when, where and how they want them:

* Sprint has employed an open Internet approach since first launching the Wireless Web on its phones in 2001.

* Through relationships with third parties, dozens of non-Sprint branded applications, games and other digital media operate on the Sprint network. * Sprint will hold its eighth annual Application Developer Conference later this year to provide third-party developers with tools and resources for creating innovative products and services for Sprint customers.

* Sprint is a member of the Open Handset Alliance, along with more than 30 other participating companies, to support the free and open mobile applications platform named Android.

Sprint Media: Emmy Anderson, 913-707-0618 emmy.anderson@sprint.com

Alltel Wireless Rolls Out Faster Broadband Network In Research Triangle

Alltel Wireless Rolls Out Faster Broadband Network In Research Triangle RALEIGH, N.C. - July 25, 2008 - Alltel Wireless today announced that it will continue expanding its wireless broadband network in 2008 with the launch of EVDO (evolution data optimized) Revision A technology in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and nearby communities, enabling customers to upload files five to 10 times faster than before.

“Alltel Wireless is committed to bringing our customers the fast wireless broadband service they expect in their business and personal lives,” said Ron Senchak, vice president of business solutions for Alltel in North Carolina. “This network upgrade will give our customers secure, reliable access to the latest wireless technology.”

Alltel’s Rev. A coverage also extends along U.S. Highway 64 from Wendell to Rocky Mount, along U.S. Highway 264 from Wendell to Greenville, and along Interstate 95 from Wilson to Roanoke Rapids.

Alltel’s existing broadband Wireless Internet service enables remote access to corporate intranets, productivity enhancing applications and a variety of consumer products, such as Alltel TV. Rev. A will enhance the performance of all of those services.

Customers using Rev. A will experience average upload speeds of 500-800 Kbps with bursts up to 1.8 Mbps. Upload speeds on the company’s existing broadband network average 50-70 Kbps, with bursts up to 144 Kbps, so the enhanced network will be five to 10 times faster.

Download speeds also will increase. Rev. A download speeds average 600 Kbps to 1.4 Mbps, with bursts up to 3.1 Mbps. By comparison, downloads on the existing broadband network average 400-700 Kbps with bursts up to 2.4 Mbps.

Using Rev. A, customers can expect to download a 1 Megabyte e-mail file attachment – the equivalent of a small Power Point® presentation or a large PDF file – in less than 15 seconds and upload the same file in less than 25 seconds.

Alltel Wireless customers will need a Rev. A-capable device to access the company’s enhanced broadband network. Rev. A-capable Wireless Internet cards for laptops include the Kyocera KPC680, the Huawei EC228 USB and the UTStarcom UM 150. Customers with an HTC PPC6800 or the HTC Touch smartphone can make their phones Rev. A-capable by visiting www.htc.com/us/ and downloading the appropriate software. The software is free.

Alltel Wireless has one of the largest EVDO footprints of any U.S. carrier, covering cities such as Cleveland, Charlotte and Tampa, as well as many smaller communities. In addition to the extensive coverage provided by its own network, Alltel’s roaming agreements give its customers with data-card equipped laptops Wireless Internet access in all of the nation’s major metropolitan areas, including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.

Both versions of Alltel’s Wireless Internet service – EVDO and Rev. A – are available for $59.99 a month and do not require a voice plan in order to qualify.

Customers also can add unlimited access to 25,000 Wi-Fi hotspots to any Alltel Wireless Internet plan for $9.99 per month by visiting http://wifi.alltel.com/.

Alltel Wireless continues to provide choice and control to the customer’s wireless experience. Alltel offers its exclusive “My Circle” feature, giving customers unlimited calling to and from any five, 10 or 20 numbers on any network for free. Alltel Wireless was also the first to offer Anytime Plan Changes, giving customers the flexibility to change their calling plans at any time, without extending their current contract.

Alltel is owner and operator of the nation’s largest wireless network and has more than 13 million wireless customers. For more information about Alltel, please visit www.alltel.com.

For additional information contact:

Andrew Moreau501-905-7962Vice President – Corporate Communicationsandrew.moreau@alltel.com

Scott Morris501-905-4094Manager – Corporate Communicationsscott.l.morris@alltel.com

ETC Finalizes Preparation To Launch CDMA Pre-Paid Service

ETC Finalizes Preparation To Launch CDMA Pre-Paid Service July 24, 2008 - Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation (ETC) has completed the installation of the first phase of CDMA 2000 network infrastructure with 625,000-network capacity through vendor financing agreement with the Chinese ZTE Company and has finalized preparation to make CDMA pre-paid service available to potential customers soon.

CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) Project, which is a modern wireless air interface standard and which is the first phase of the project, will have 250,000 network capacity for Addis Ababa and 375,000 network capacity for regional towns.

Among the various services CDMA2000 modern technology offers voice service and related value added services such as short message service (SMS), Call diverting, Call waiting, etc will be accessed to the market soon through the Corporation’s sales centers.

CDMA2000 technology offers two kinds of services namely: fixed wireless pre-paid service and mobile telephone pre-paid service operating with SIM card. Customers need to have special telephone apparatus that are compatible with the technology as per the Ethiopian Telecommunication Agency’s set standard from suppliers in order to get their preferred services.

Concerning the CDMA tariff rates, the wireless pre-paid service will have the same tariff rates as the fixed line while the mobile telephone will have the same tariff as the GSM mobile telephone. For other related value added services such as SMS, call diverting and call waiting, tariff will be charged as per the consumption of the customer, while registration for such services is free. In the same manner, customership criteria will remain the same for CDMA service like those of other services of the Corporation.

Currently, the CDMA network will be used only for pre-paid services. Both SIM crads and Voucher cards of CDMA services are available now in sufficient number.

The first phase of CDMA network, which is now completed, will firstly be accessible for Addis Ababa through different telecom service centers.

When the overall CDMA project is fully completed, the country will have a network capacity that can entertain 2.4 million customers. The budget allotted for the realization of this project is 73.6 million Ethiopian Birr and 59.5 million USA dollars, the sum of which worth a total of 644.8 million Ethiopian Birr.

Telecom And TVNZ Agreement Means Armchair Olympians Can Get Off The Couch

Telecom And TVNZ Agreement Means Armchair Olympians Can Get Off The Couch July 23, 2008 -- Kiwi sports fans will be able to keep tabs on our Olympians via video clips streamed direct to their mobile phones free of charge, thanks to a partnership between Television New Zealand and Telecom.

In what is a first for New Zealand, Telecom customers with video-enabled mobiles will be able to view the best of TVNZ’s Olympic coverage from almost anywhere.

The TVNZ clips will be up to three minutes long, and will feature the best of the broadcaster’s Games coverage including Kiwi performances, athlete interviews, and key events of the day from Beijing. Telecom customers will be able to stream up to 20 clips per day free of charge.

“Our customers will be able to get Olympic action over our 3G network direct to the palm of their hands - right from the opening ceremony,” says Telecom GM of Consumer Marketing, David Craig.

“This is yet another example of the prevalence of mobile technology and the demand we’re seeing for customers to have it all in one device, says Mr Craig.”

Telecom and TVNZ have been working on the technical side of the arrangement for a number of months to ensure it is ready for 8 August, 2008.

"Mobile is the perfect device for short form content like the clips we are providing from Beijing. This will allow Telecom mobile users to have access to the Olympics, wherever they are," says Thor Bayer, GM Content Licensing at TVNZ.

For further media information, please contact:

Rebecca Earl PR Manager Telecom Mob: 027 437 7517 rebecca.earl@telecom.co.nz

Or

Amy Todd Publicist – Digital and Emerging Business TVNZ Mob: 027 271 5765 amy.todd@tvnz.co.nz

Online Video In American Sign Language Showcases Verizon Wireless’ Nationwide Messaging Plan

Online Video In American Sign Language Showcases Verizon Wireless’ Nationwide Messaging Plan BASKING RIDGE, NJ — July 21, 2008 — Verizon Wireless, the wireless industry leader in customer-friendly policies, announced that the company now offers information about its Nationwide Messaging plans in online videos in American Sign Language (ASL) to better serve customers who are deaf or hard of hearing.

The videos feature Tom Boudrow of the Marlboro, Mass.-based Verizon Center for Customers with Disabilities, using American Sign Language to answer frequently asked questions about Verizon Wireless’ Nationwide Messaging plans. The video clips can be viewed here.

“Verizon Wireless is always seeking new and innovative ways to use technology to make it easier for customers to do business with us,” said Jack Plating, chief operating officer of Verizon Wireless. “We are pleased to offer this important customer community an alternative and accessible way to learn more about a plan designed to serve their needs.”

The Nationwide Messaging plans from Verizon Wireless are available for use with most consumer handsets, select personal digital assistants (PDAs) and smartphones, including BlackBerry® devices. For $34.99 monthly access, the new Nationwide Messaging plans on consumer devices include unlimited text, picture, video and instant messaging; unlimited Mobile Web access and unlimited data usage. Customers can also make voice calls for an additional 40 cents per minute. Customers who sign up for the $34.99 monthly access plan have the option of adding Mobile Email to their accounts for an additional $5 per month.

Customers with BlackBerry devices or PDAs can sign up for the BlackBerry or PDA/Smartphone Nationwide Messaging Plan for $54.99 monthly access, which includes unlimited text, picture, video and instant messaging; unlimited e-mail; unlimited Web browsing and unlimited data usage. Customers can also make voice calls for an additional 25 cents per minute. The Nationwide Messaging plans are available for all BlackBerry devices, the Verizon Wireless SMT5800, the Verizon Wireless XV6800 and the MOTO™ Q 9c.

Other Services Available

Verizon Wireless offers customers with disabilities a number of other services. The Verizon Center for Customers with Disabilities – with offices in Marlboro, Mass., and Oxnard, Calif. – provides customers with disabilities tools and support specifically designed to meet their communications needs. In addition, Verizon Wireless provides 411 (directory assistance) free of charge to legally eligible customers with disabilities, as defined by federal law. The company also regularly enhances its corporate Web site to create a more user-friendly experience for visually- and physically-impaired individuals. Recent updates include improved global navigation, accessible online forms, and link and image descriptions – all making it easier for screen readers widely used by customers with disabilities to navigate the site.

For more information about the Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

Media Contact Info Tom Pica Thomas.Pica@VerizonWireless.com 908-559-7516

Brenda Raney Brenda.Raney@VerizonWireless.com 908-559-7518

Sprint Brings Enhanced Mobile Experience To Users Of Touch And Mogul By HTC

Sprint Brings Enhanced Mobile Experience To Users Of Touch And Mogul By HTC OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--July 21, 2008--Today Sprint announced key enhancements, including support for EV-DO Rev. A data speeds, as part of a software upgrade available for the Touch(TM) by HTC. The Mogul(TM) by HTC software upgrade will now support Windows Mobile 6.1.

Introduced in October 2007, the Touch combines the familiarity of Windows Mobile with advanced multimedia features for accessing business and personal essentials. The new software, along with downloading instructions, is available at www.america.htc.com/touchupdate. It enables:

* EV-DO Rev. A - wherever EV-DO Rev. A coverage is available, average download speeds will increase from 400-700 kbps to 600 kbps-1.4 mbps and average upload speeds will increase from 50-70 kbps to 350-500 kbps. These increased data speeds provide customers the instant gratification of the ability to quickly download large e-mail files on their phone while in a taxicab, finish and send a sales report before their plane takes off, and wirelessly download music to listen to directly from a Sprint handset. * Enhanced GPS Capabilities - provides advanced GPS functionality allowing support of popular applications such as Sprint Navigation. Sprint Navigation provides audio and visual turn-by-turn directions, more than 10 million local listings, and one-click traffic rerouting, similar to an in-vehicle GPS system.

* Opera Browser - Opera brings full Internet content and images to mobile phones and offers several new features for functionality, security, usability, customization, searching, saving, taking shortcuts and accessing Web content. Whether users are going to work, working from home, developing Web sites, or just looking for a quick, solid browser that can help users access the Internet, Opera delivers a superior Web experience for every aspect of your online life, with lots of tech tools for power users.

* Onscreen 40-key QWERTY Keyboard - A new virtual QWERTY keyboard gives customers another option for easily responding to emails, text messages and inputting other information.

Introduced in June 2007, the Mogul is a premium Windows Mobile device and was the first EVDO Rev. A-capable handset. The new software, along with downloading instructions, is available at www.america.htc.com/mogulupdate. It enables:

# Sprint TV - Watch live TV and video-on-demand with full-motion video and vivid sound. Catch the latest news, sports, weather, entertainment and movie trailers on the go. Sprint TV provides more than 50 channels of live and on-demand video content

The updates on both the Touch and the Mogul include:

* Windows Mobile 6.1 - brings new time-saving features, easier phone navigation and management, and stronger security safeguards. Users can get their phone set up and running easier than ever before and with mobile versions of the familiar Windows desktop applications such as Microsoft Office and Live Search, they'll have information they need, anytime, anywhere. Threaded text messaging enhances the messaging experience.

"Sprint is committed to matching customer needs with the technology that gives them the freedom to access and download the content they want and have a PC-like experience," said Michael Hahn, vice president of customer equipment for Sprint. "Whether it's simplicity in setting up the handset, getting turn-by-turn driving directions, sending emails with large attachments or having a better Web experience, the Touch(TM) and the Mogul(TM) by HTC deliver all of that so customers can have what they want in an instant, from virtually anywhere."

The enhanced capabilities of the Touch and the Mogul, combined with Sprint's $99.99 Simply Everything pricing plan, deliver undeniable value to Sprint customers. The $99.99 Simply Everything plan offers customers unlimited voice and data and is available for any Sprint or Nextel handset. For families / group plan, "Simply Everything" includes an incremental $5 discount per line, up to five lines. Pricing complexity and concerns about overage charges are virtually eliminated, letting customers think more about how they can use their wireless device for work and play, and less about their bill. Existing Sprint customers can switch to the "Simply Everything" plan without extending their current contracts. New line activations require a two-year agreement.

The Touch and the Mogul continue to be premium multimedia handsets in the Sprint portfolio, integrating the familiar Windows Mobile experience with TouchFLO(TM) technology on the Touch, a QWERTY keyboard on the Mogul, an easy-to-use interface and exclusive Sprint content like Sprint Music Store and Sprint TV. The Touch(TM) and the Mogul(TM) by HTC are available in Sprint stores, online at www.sprint.com and in Sprint business sales channels for $99.99 for the Touch and $299.99 for the Mogul, with a two-year service agreement and a $100 mail-in-rebate.

CONTACT: Sprint Ashley Hahn, 913-794-1065 Ashley.hahn@sprint.com

Alltel Rolls Out Faster Broadband In Cleveland, Akron And Canton

Alltel Rolls Out Faster Broadband In Cleveland, Akron And Canton CLEVELAND – July 18, 2008 - Alltel Wireless today announced that it has expanded its wireless broadband network with the launch of EVDO (evolution data optimized) Revision A technology in Cleveland, Akron, Canton and neighboring areas, enabling customers to upload files five to 10 times faster than before.

“Alltel Wireless is committed to bringing our customers the fast wireless broadband service they expect in their business and personal lives,” said Karen DelSignore, vice president of business solutions for Alltel. “This network upgrade will give our customers secure, reliable access to the latest wireless technology.”

In addition to the entire Cleveland metropolitan area, Alltel’s Rev. A coverage extends south along Interstate 77 through Akron to Canton, where it includes the NFL Hall of Fame. Coverage also runs east along Interstate 80 from Vermilion to Windham, and extends northeast to Lake County, southeast to the town of Deerfield and southwest to the town of Lodi.

Cleveland State University, Kent State University and Akron University all are covered by Alltel’s Rev. A network. Also covered are Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Burke Lakefront Airport and Akron-Canton Airport.

Alltel’s existing broadband Wireless Internet service enables remote access to corporate intranets, productivity enhancing applications and a variety of consumer products, such as Alltel TV. Rev. A will enhance the performance of all of those services.

Customers using Rev. A will experience average upload speeds of 500-800 Kbps with bursts up to 1.8 Mbps. Upload speeds on the company’s existing broadband network average 50-70 Kbps, with bursts up to 144 Kbps, so the enhanced network will be five to 10 times faster.

Download speeds also will increase. Rev. A download speeds average 600 Kbps to 1.4 Mbps, with bursts up to 3.1 Mbps. By comparison, downloads on the existing broadband network average 400-700 Kbps with bursts up to 2.4 Mbps.

Using Rev. A, customers can expect to download a 1 Megabyte e-mail file attachment – the equivalent of a small Power Point® presentation or a large PDF file – in less than 15 seconds and upload the same file in less than 25 seconds.

Alltel Wireless customers will need a Rev. A-capable device to access the company’s enhanced broadband network. Rev. A-capable Wireless Internet cards for laptops include the Huawei EC228 USB and the UTStarcom UM 150. Customers with an HTC PPC6800 or the HTC Touch smartphone can make their phones Rev. A-capable by visiting www.htc.com/us/ and downloading the appropriate software for free.

Alltel Wireless has one of the largest EVDO footprints of any U.S. carrier, covering cities such as Cleveland, Charlotte and Tampa, as well as many smaller communities. In addition to the extensive coverage provided by its own network, Alltel’s roaming agreements give its customers with data-card equipped laptops Wireless Internet access in all of the nation’s major metropolitan areas, including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.

Both versions of Alltel’s Wireless Internet service – EVDO and Rev. A – are available for $59.99 a month and do not require a voice plan in order to qualify.

Customers also can add unlimited access to 25,000 Wi-Fi hotspots to any Alltel Wireless Internet plan for $9.99 per month.

Alltel Wireless continues to provide choice and control to the customer’s wireless experience. Alltel offers its exclusive “My Circle” feature, giving customers unlimited calling to and from any five, 10 or 20 numbers on any network for free. Alltel Wireless was also the first to offer Anytime Plan Changes, giving customers the flexibility to change their calling plans at any time, without extending their current contract.

Alltel is owner and operator of the nation’s largest wireless network and has more than 13 million wireless customers. For more information about Alltel, please visit www.alltel.com.

For additional information contact:

Andrew Moreau 501-905-7962 Vice President – Corporate Communications andrew.moreau@alltel.com

Scott Morris 501-905-4094 Manager – Corporate Communications scott.l.morris@alltel.com

BlackBerry Customers Can Now Pay Bills, Transfer Funds And View Account Information While On-The-Go With Mobile Banking From Verizon Wireless

BlackBerry Customers Can Now Pay Bills, Transfer Funds And View Account Information While On-The-Go With Mobile Banking From Verizon Wireless BASKING RIDGE, NJ — July 17, 2008 — Verizon Wireless customers with the BlackBerry® Curve™ 8330, BlackBerry® Pearl™ 8130 and BlackBerry® 8830 World Edition smartphones can now stay connected to their financial information while away from home with Verizon Wireless’ Mobile Banking application. Also available on a number of popular Get It Now®-capable phones, Mobile Banking offers customers the following capabilities and features on their handsets:

• Account Balance and Transaction History – Get account balances and account transaction history.

• Transfers – Transfer funds between eligible accounts at the same financial institution.

• Bill Payment – View and pay bills when enrolled in their financial institution’s Bill Pay service.

• Mobile History – View the last five transactions successfully completed on their mobile devices.

Verizon Wireless customers must be account holders of a financial institution that offers Mobile Banking to enroll in the application. Currently Wachovia, Regions, SunTrust, USAA, Synovus, America First Credit Union (AFCU), Arvest, Bancorp South, FirstBank, South Financial and BECU offer the service. Once customers sign up for Mobile Banking through their financial institutions’ online banking site, they will receive an eight digit secure initialization code that will allow them to access the Mobile Banking application on their phones.

Mobile Banking is a safe and secure application, offering customers the following security measures: multi-factor authentication including initialization codes and six-digit PIN requirements; lock out after three invalid PIN entries; use of account nicknames instead of account numbers; encrypted transactions; time out of application after two minutes on Choose PIN screen and 10 minutes on other screens; and lost device functionality, which disables the application. In addition, funds can only be transferred between accounts that are set up with online access, and Bill Pay payees cannot be set up or edited on the phone. To get Mobile Banking, Verizon Wireless customers with the BlackBerry Curve 8330, BlackBerry Pearl 8130 and the BlackBerry 8830 World Edition can go to the Home screen on their handsets and select the BlackBerry® Browser icon to go to the VZ Start home page. Once there, click on the Mobile Banking link to download the application. VZ Start home page can also be accessed by going to https://mobile.vzw.com from the browser. There is no monthly charge for the application, although data charges may apply.

Mobile Banking is also available on a number of Get It Now-capable phones in the Tools on the Go shopping aisle of the Get It Now virtual store for no additional monthly charge. Mobile Banking-capable phones include the Voyager™ by LG, Venus™ by LG and LG VX9400; MOTORAZR™ maxx Ve and MOTORAZR2 V9m; and Verizon Wireless FlipShot™ by Samsung, Verizon Wireless Juke by Samsung and Alias™ by Samsung. Airtime or megabyte charges apply for sending and receiving data using Get It Now, depending on the plan. Customers need a Get It Now-enabled phone and Verizon Wireless digital service to access the Get It Now virtual store.

For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

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Alltel Wireless First Carrier To Launch MyShow

Alltel Wireless First Carrier To Launch MyShow LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - July 17, 2008 - When customers want to share their camera phone photos with the world, Alltel Wireless, America’s largest network, has provided the solution with the launch of MyShow, the first user-generated mobile slideshow application. MyShow, enables customers the ability to become social media publishers with a few simple clicks to create custom slideshows that showcase their phone’s photos of choice. Alltel is the first North American wireless carrier to offer the MyShow application.

MyShow delivers end-to-end integration between the mobile device and the Web, allowing customers to browse, create and instantly share all the special moments captured on their phone’s camera. The application automatically composes slideshows that can be personalized with text and background music. Users can upload their slideshows to MyShow’s companion Web site http://myshow.funmo.com as well as embed the MyShow “widget” and broadcast slideshows on popular social networking sites. MyShow also allows users to view, rate and comment on slideshows created by other subscribers. The application is now available through Alltel Shop for $3.99 per month.

“For customers looking for an easy way to share their photos with friends and family, MyShow delivers the ultimate slideshow tool,” said Kristi Crum, director of multimedia content for Alltel Wireless. “MyShow is another example of Alltel delivering tools and applications that enable our customers to get the most out of their phone and personalize their wireless experience.”

The launch of MyShow is a great addition to Alltel’s extensive photo product portfolio. Earlier this year, Alltel launched Alltel Pic Transfer, formally known as PhotoCopter, an application that automatically uploads photos taken on the phone to the customers’ PC or their favorite social media sites. Alltel also offers Kodak Mobile Link, enabling wireless customers to see photos on their phone and upload to their personal online Kodak Gallery; and Fujifilm Mobile Postcards, which allows users to share a personal photo greeting and message with anyone through the U.S. mail.

Alltel Wireless continues to provide choice and control to the customer’s wireless experience with its exclusive “My Circle” feature, giving customers unlimited calling to and from any five, 10 or 20 numbers on any network for free. Alltel Wireless was also the first to offer Anytime Plan Changes, giving customers the flexibility to change their calling plans at any time, without extending their current contract.

Alltel is owner and operator of the nation’s largest wireless network and has more than 13 million customers. For more information about Alltel, please visit www.alltel.com.

To access the multimedia content associated with this release, please visit www.thenewsmarket.com/alltel. Registered members will find broadcast quality video for their purposes, free of charge.

For additional information contact:

Scott Morris 501-905-4094 Manager – Corporate Communications scott.l.morris@alltel.com

Lucie Pathmann 501-905-5553 Director – Marketing Communications Alltel Wireless lucie.r.pathmann@alltel.com

KDDI Announces Expansion of GLOBAL PASSPORT CDMA International Roaming Services; Voice Roaming Services Begin in the Bahamas and Data Roaming Services to be Added in Mexico

KDDI Announces Expansion of GLOBAL PASSPORT CDMA International Roaming Services; Voice Roaming Services Begin in the Bahamas and Data Roaming Services to be Added in Mexico July 17, 2008 - KDDI and Okinawa Cellular are pleased to announce the July 23 addition of voice roaming services to the Bahamas and data roaming services to Mexico for users of GLOBAL PASSPORT CDMA, the international roaming service offered by KDDI that enables au mobile handsets used in Japan to be used without modification overseas.

Voice communication services will be provided in the Bahamas in cooperation with The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited ('BTC'), a local mobile communications carrier. Service will be available locally within the BTC service area.

Data roaming services, including receiving and sending emails, accessing the Internet, and receiving cmail, will be introduced in Mexico, in addition to the voice communication service s that is presently available, in cooperation with IUSACELL S.A. DE C.V., a local mobile communications carrier.

With these services, customers with compatible models do not need to submit a special application or have a special fee plan, and the au mobile phone number used in Japan can be used overseas as is. With this expansion of services, GLOBAL PASSPORT CDMA voice roaming services will now be available in 25 countries and regions, while data roaming services will now be available in 14 of these countries and regions.

* Customers using W63SA, A5527SA, A5514SA, and A5505SA models should update the roaming area information stored in their mobile phones by downloading the overseas carrier PRL (roaming area information) from EZweb and saving the information before leaving Japan.

* The PRL (Preferred Roaming List) contains information on roaming areas of overseas partner providers. The latest PRL is necessary for users to roam in an area where a new roaming service is introduced. Users should download and update information stored on their handsets before they leave Japan.

For details on updating the information, please refer to the au website, http://www.au.kddi.com/english/global/gp/prl.html.

Subscription to the EZweb service is required for using this function.

* Available services may vary depending on the mobile phone model.

Field Force Manager From Verizon Wireless Now Available On The BlackBerry Curve 8330

Field Force Manager From Verizon Wireless Now Available On The BlackBerry Curve 8330 BASKING RIDGE, NJ — July 17, 2008 — In the face of soaring gas prices and other expenses, Verizon Wireless’ business customers can reduce operational costs and increase efficiencies with Field Force Manager. A comprehensive mobile resource management solution, Field Force Manager runs on the most reliable wireless network in the country and is now available on the BlackBerry® Curve™ 8330, with other BlackBerry smartphone models to follow.

Field Force Manager is a turnkey wireless solution that combines powerful Web-based applications with handsets to provide businesses management control over workers in the field. Through the Web application, a business’ main office can map locations of employees, jobs and other activities in real-time; schedule and dispatch jobs; and receive fleet, job and employee reports. Field Force Manager also allows remote employees to submit timecards, customer and job completion information to the business office, plus get turn-by-turn driving directions to new jobs – right from their BlackBerry Curve smartphone. The application gives managers the ability to capture customer service requests, dispatch field personnel and track job progress in near real-time.

“Field Force Manager helps businesses be more responsive to their customers,” said Rob Miller, vice president of marketing for Verizon Wireless. “The availability of this application on the BlackBerry Curve equips mobile workers with everything they need to stay connected to their counterparts in the field and in the office.”

Starting at $15 per month, Field Force Manager from Verizon Wireless is available with unlimited e-mail on a BlackBerry® Internet Service only plan. Verizon Wireless offers a host of business applications and solutions for a variety of industries – from distribution, construction, manufacturing, and healthcare to retail, professional services, government, and public safety. To learn more about Verizon Wireless’ offerings for business customers, visit www.verizonwireless.com or contact their Verizon Wireless Sales Representative at 1-800-VZW-4BIZ.

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Aircell Selects LTE as 4G Wireless Standard for Inflight Connectivity

Aircell Selects LTE as 4G Wireless Standard for Inflight Connectivity ITASCA, Ill., July 16, 2008 -- Aircell®, the world's leading provider of airborne communications, today announced its intention to base its fourth generation (4G) mobile broadband network on Long Term Evolution (LTE), the emerging standard for advanced mobile broadband networks and services. Having pioneered the first commercial Inflight Internet service in North America, Aircell plans to deploy LTE to enable the next generation ultra-high bandwidth mobile services such as hi-definition and interactive TV and multi- player immersive gaming that passengers will come to expect. As Aircell migrates toward full LTE deployment, planned network and technology developments will enable Aircell to serve North American airlines with state- of-the-art mobile broadband technology.

Aircell's LTE announcement expands on the company's vision and leadership in the airborne communications market. With a 16-year history in airborne communications, Aircell's continuing innovation and leadership were confirmed recently by the company's demonstration of the first and only air-to-ground mobile broadband Inflight Internet solution for commercial airlines, Gogo™. Gogo turns a commercial airplane into a Wi-Fi hotspot, providing full Internet access - including Web, personal IM and email accounts and VPN access to corporate email and systems - to passengers with Wi-Fi enabled personal devices such as laptops, smartphones and PDAs.

Aircell is working with the standards organizations that support Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) and its global membership of networking, device and technology partners to advance the LTE standard that will enable Gogo to deliver unprecedented wireless broadband services. Aircell joins wireless giants AT&T, Verizon and Alltel in selecting LTE as the choice for 4G network technology. LTE will enable networks to deliver mobile data with greater speed, better throughput performance and lower latency. The end result is the availability of the ultra-high bandwidth mobile services and pervasive Internet that consumers are coming to expect.

"The 4G market is still evolving but one thing is for sure, passengers will want the same mobile broadband services in the air that they have on the ground," stated Joe Cruz, CTO, Aircell. "Aircell's choice of LTE ensures that our network will continue to support the services customers demand today and in the future. With LTE, Aircell's Air-to-Ground (ATG) Inflight Internet technology is future-proofed."

In addition, airline operations will benefit directly and significantly from Aircell's deployment of 4G technology, which will enable a wide array of powerful operational applications such as high-resolution weather-to-the- cockpit.

Aircell has pioneered ATG technology to deliver its mobile broadband service, Gogo, to the airplane cabin. Using an exclusive FCC frequency license, CDMA Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Rev A protocol and network optimization and acceleration technology, Aircell is able to deliver an effective data rate of more than 12 Mbps peak to Gogo-equipped aircraft. By the end of 2009, further advances in existing technologies will enable Aircell to deliver a raw data rate of up to 22.7 Mbps to aircraft. By the beginning of 2011, Aircell expects to deploy its 4G LTE network, which will enable a throughput of up to 300 Mbps to aircraft.

"The unique advantage of ATG inflight connectivity is its rapid scalability," continued Cruz. "Unlike satellite-based systems, which must contend with significant technology hurdles and a slow technology evolution path, ATG benefits from every ground-based advance in wireless technology. The result is a highly scalable, rapidly advancing inflight connectivity technology."

CONTACT:

Brenda Chroniak of RF Binder for Aircell, +1-781-455-8250, Aircell@rfbinder.com, Web Site: http://www.www.aircell.com/, http://www.gogoinflight.com/

Palm and Sprint Introduce The Treo 800w Smartphone

Palm and Sprint Introduce The Treo 800w Smartphone SUNNYVALE, Calif. and OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 14, 2008 - Palm, Inc. and Sprint today introduced the Palm® Treo™ 800w, Sprint's newest smartphone with Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional. Designed for business users who depend on their smartphones for high-speed productivity on the go, the Palm Treo 800w operates on the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network(1) and comes out of the box with support for EV-DO Rev. A data speeds, WiFi for data and GPS capabilities.(2)

The Treo 800w is Palm's most business-friendly phone yet. IT departments can simplify infrastructure and lower costs with a direct connection to Microsoft Exchange Server, giving users up-to-date email, contacts, calendars and access to other productivity applications. Palm designed the Treo 800w for easy-to-use mobility with a full QWERTY keyboard, five-way navigation and one-touch buttons to the most-used applications, making it a smartphone people want to use.

As Sprint's first smartphone to ship immediately with EV-DO Rev. A network support, the Treo 800w offers customers the ability to quickly browse the web and send and receive emails - even those with large attachments - at broadband speeds. The vast majority of Sprint's Mobile Broadband Network has been upgraded to EV-DO Rev. A technology, providing Treo 800w users blazing-fast speeds on the nation's largest mobile broadband network (based on covered square miles). The Sprint Mobile Broadband Network (inclusive of data roaming) reaches more than 246 million people, 16,022 cities and 1,506 airports and brings customers instant gratification so they can work fast and on the go. With EV-DO Rev. A, peak network download data rates increase to 3.1 Mbps and peak upload data rates increase to 1.8 Mbps; average download speeds improve to 600 kbps to 1.4 mbps and average uplink speeds increase to 350-500 kbps.

Palm's WiFi hardware and software innovations make it easy to get online fast and manage network connections and power usage. The one-touch WiFi button provides a clean, uncluttered WiFi experience that gets Treo 800w users rapidly connected at home, in the office or in WiFi hotspots.(2) It includes 802.11b/g WiFi and built-in Internet Explorer Mobile, which means faster, more secure access to web-based data.

With integrated GPS and Palm software enhancements, the Treo 800w smartphone offers maps, point-to-point directions and point-of-interest (POI) searches for locations such as restaurants or stores.(3) POI search is available directly from the Today Screen and is integrated with contacts, giving customers one-touch access to the places they want to go. Treo 800w also supports Sprint Navigation for turn-by-turn directions as well as other popular third-party location-based services applications.

Robust Business Productivity Features

Companies looking for more control, centralization and security will find the Treo 800w an attractive choice. It connects directly with Exchange Server 2003 SP2 or 2007 and works within a company's existing Microsoft infrastructure, eliminating costly middleware or the maintenance of additional servers. The Treo 800w extends business capabilities by providing a familiar Microsoft Windows experience while on the go to keep employees productive. With thousands of applications available for Windows Mobile, businesses can extend mobility beyond email to optimize business processes whether in sales or out in field.

The Treo 800w comes fully equipped with easy-to-use professional email. Microsoft Direct Push Technology is available out of the box and gives users connected to a Microsoft Exchange Server fast, automatic wireless updates from their email, calendar, contacts and tasks.(4) Users can download email attachments to view and edit Microsoft Word and Excel files, view PowerPoint and PDF files, and open ZIP files.

The Treo 800w is compatible with Microsoft's System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008, which delivers increased security and easier smartphone management as well as access to information on the corporate network via mobile VPN. IT professionals can confidently manage large Treo 800w deployments the same way they would expect to manage PCs with a low-cost, reliable solution that fits seamlessly with their existing IT infrastructures.

The Palm Experience on Windows Mobile 6.1

"Palm is adding a unique stamp to the Windows Mobile experience with the Treo 800w," said Stephane Maes, vice president, product marketing, Palm, Inc. "It's an easy-to-use feature-packed smartphone that will keep users happy, empowered and productive."

In addition to Palm's WiFi and GPS enhancements, Palm innovations on top of Windows Mobile include:

* Today Screen enhancements -- call, text, email, perform a web search and map a contact's address, all directly from the Today Screen;(5) * Dial from the Today Screen -- enter the contact name, select the number and dial. Add text or picture speed dials for one-touch calls to family and friends, or use the physical or touch screen number keys to dial the number directly; * Voicemail controls -- VCR-like icons, such as rewind, delete and fast-forward, for easy navigation; * Ignore with text -- ignore a call quickly by sending a text message, such as "In a meeting" or "Can't talk right now"; * Superior phone and call management -- dedicated mute, speakerphone, conference calling icons, or dial any number in an email or webpage, all with just one touch; and * Palm ease-of-use features -- hard buttons for email and calendar, a five-way navigation button and on/off ringer switch.

Exclusive Sprint Content and Services

"Sprint recognizes that businesses must stay productive and competitive with quick, always-accessible information and assistance for their own customers," said Michael Hahn, vice president of device operations for Sprint. "With instant access to email, messaging services and the web on the nation's largest Mobile Broadband Network, Sprint provides its customers the mobile tools they need to increase productivity and improve competitiveness now."

In addition to the valuable business-friendly features delivered through Palm and Windows Mobile 6.1, new business applications are being created through Sprint's newly launched Professional Developer Program and with tools such as the Titan platform for Windows Mobile 6.1 devices. A growing community of application developers who may previously have focused on desktop services are now finding it easier to generate services that can perform on both the desktop and mobile devices.

Treo 800w customers can leverage the speed of the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network to access Sprint content, including:

* Sprint TV® allowing users to watch live TV or video-on-demand with full-motion video or catch the latest news, sports, weather, entertainment and movie trailers on the go.(5) Choose from more than 50 live television channels and watch programs such as CNN mobile, FOX sports and E! Entertainment; access NFL Network and special programming via Sprint Exclusive Entertainment. * Sprint Navigation delivers turn-by-turn voice-guided and on-screen driving directions, 3-D moving maps similar to an in-car navigation system or personal navigation device, as well as local search, intelligent traffic alerts and one-click rerouting. * Pocket Express to retrieve customized, up-to-date web content such as sports, weather, news, money and movie information with the push of a button. * Sprint IM extends instant messaging to the Treo 800w with access to Yahoo! Messenger, AOL's AIM® service and MSN Messenger.(5)

Pricing and Availability

The Treo 800w is available today for consumers and businesses at Sprint Stores, online at www.sprint.com or www.palm.com, and through Sprint or Palm's B2B sales organizations. It will be available for $249.99 after discounts and rebates with a two-year contract.

To receive the best value and experience the full capabilities of the device, customers must subscribe to a pricing plan offering unlimited data. Customers can choose from Everything plans for individuals ranging from $69.99 per month for 450 voice minutes and unlimited data or the Talk/Message/Data Share plans for families starting at $129.99 per month for 1,500 voice minutes (shared between two lines) and unlimited data. Sprint also offers its signature Simply Everything plan offering both unlimited nationwide voice and data services for just $99.99 per month. Customers may also choose one of Sprint's Individual Talk Plans and add on the $30 per month Pro Pack to take advantage of data capabilities.

Jonas Brothers Are “Burning Up” With Verizon Wireless For The Teen Sensation’s U.S. Tour

Jonas Brothers Are “Burning Up” With Verizon Wireless For The Teen Sensation’s U.S. Tour BASKING RIDGE, NJ — July 14, 2008 — Pop-rock sensation, Jonas Brothers, are connecting with fans through mobile technology by teaming up with Verizon Wireless for the 41-city “Burning Up” tour, produced by Live Nation, that kicked off in Clarkston, Michigan. Verizon Wireless customers who download Jonas Brothers’ songs, purchase ringtones or ringback tones from their V CAST-capable phones will be entered to win a pair of mobile tickets to see Jonas Brothers in concert.

“We are totally excited to kick off our ‘Burning Up’ tour with Verizon Wireless,” said Kevin Jonas. “We look forward to connecting with our fans in cool, new ways through their mobile phones and, of course, in person at our shows very soon.”

“We are honored to team up with the Jonas Brothers again, this time not only to connect them with their incredible fan base in fun and innovative ways using their wireless phones, but also to offer our customers a chance to win one of the toughest tickets in town,” said Ed Ruth, director of digital music for Verizon. “Jonas Brothers’ youthful exuberance brings a fresh new spirit to pop music, and we look forward to delivering exclusive opportunities for their fans and our customers throughout this tour.”

Verizon Wireless provides fans with access to the Jonas Brothers during the “Burning Up” tour, including exclusive music and video on V CAST, mobile tickets and a chance to meet the Jonas Brothers.

Exclusive Jonas Brothers Music and Video on V CAST

Verizon Wireless customers can download exclusive songs and video from the Jonas Brothers through V CAST Music and Video. With V CAST Music, fans can now download the live versions of the previously unreleased songs from the Jonas Brothers’ anxiously awaited album, “A Little Bit Longer,” including “Shelf,” “Burnin’ Up,” “A Little Bit Longer” and “Pushing Me Away.” The songs can be downloaded over-the-air directly to fans’ mobile phones with V CAST Music.

In addition, Verizon Wireless customers can use V CAST Video to view 10 exclusive episodes of “Band in a Bus” – short mobisodes that capture the raw energy and excitement of the Jonas Brothers recording their new album, set against the backdrop of the band’s explosion onto the music scene. Each episode is two to three minutes and follows the band at work and at play, capturing the band’s creative process and special relationship to their millions of fans and the family of people who support and nurture their dream.

Mobile Tickets

Fans in each of the tour cities who have downloaded Jonas Brothers mobile content, including ringtones, ringback tones and full-song downloads through their Verizon Wireless phones will be automatically entered for a chance to win a pair of mobile tickets to the show. These customers and fans will receive a mobile ticket with a unique barcode on their Verizon Wireless phones. The ticket is good for two seats to the hottest show in town and will be scanned at the door when the winners attend the show.

Meet the Jonas Brothers

Verizon Wireless customers will also have a chance to meet Kevin, Joe and Nick in person before the show. The winners will enjoy a special session with Jonas Brothers, complete with group photos and autographed memorabilia, an exclusive backstage tour, as well as a tour of Verizon’s Mobile Recording Studio Bus. Winners will be selected through various local promotions in each participating tour city.

Demi Lovato In-Store Appearances

The “Burning Up” tour includes support from their Disney Channel “Camp Rock” cast-mate and friend, Demi Lovato, who will be making special appearances at participating Verizon Wireless Communications Stores:

• 7/15 - 2240 El Camino Real - Santa Clara, CA 95050

• 7/21 - 7215 Dodge Street - Omaha, NE 68114

• 7/22 - 1600 Mid Rivers Mall - St. Peters, MO 63376

• 7/23 - 6633 E 82nd Street - Indianapolis, IN 46250

• 7/29 - 8603 Concord Mills Blvd. - Concord, NC 28027

• 8/7 - 280 School Street - Mansfield, MA 02048

• 8/15 - 530 Greece Ridge Mall Ctr. Dr. - Rochester, NY 14626

• 8/20 - TBD - Atlanta, GA

Fans can get Jonas Brothers songs, including their latest single, “Burnin’ Up,” as full-song downloads, ringtones or ringback tones, both over-the-air and on their PCs. Customers who subscribe to V CAST Music with Rhapsody, Verizon Wireless’ music subscription service that includes a library of more than 5 million songs, and purchase full-song Jonas Brothers’ titles over-the-air are able to download the master copy of the songs to their PCs free of digital rights management (DRM) software that restricts how and where music can be played.

The tour name, “Burning Up,” comes from the band’s first single, “Burnin’ Up,” on their highly- anticipated new album, “A Little Bit Longer,” which will be released on August 12. Due to their major success with Disney and Hollywood Records, Jonas Brothers have been signed to a movie (“Camp Rock”), which premieres June 20 and also features Demi Lovato, two Disney Channel Original Series, a 3D concert movie, and a behind-the-scenes book. Their previous album, “Jonas Brothers,” made them a teen phenomenon by selling over 1.5 million units in addition to their undeniable success on stage and screen.

Demi Lovato is an actress and singer/songwriter best known for her role as Mitchie Torres in the Disney Channel Original Movie “Camp Rock.” She has been playing guitar and piano since the age of 11. She attended the Disney Channel Games 2008, which is set to air summer 2008 on Disney Channel. She recently was in Puerto Rico filming a new Disney Channel Original Movie titled “Princess Protection Program” with Selena Gomez and recording her debut CD in Miami. Her good friends, the Jonas Brothers, have helped her write 11 songs for her debut album, which is due this fall. Demi Lovato is proud to be opening up for the Jonas Brothers on their summer 2008 “Burning Up” tour.

For more information on mobile music from Verizon Wireless, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or visit www.verizonwireless.com/music. For information on Jonas Brothers, visit www.JBConcerts.com. Ticket details and tour information on the Jonas Brothers’ Verizon VIP Tour is available at www.JBConcerts.com.

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V CAST Music With Rhapsody Gets Even Sweeter With LG Chocolate 3 From Verizon Wireless

V CAST Music With Rhapsody Gets Even Sweeter With LG Chocolate 3 From Verizon Wireless BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and SAN DIEGO — July 11, 2008 — The latest eye candy from Verizon Wireless and LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. (LG Mobile Phones) will make its debut on the nation’s most reliable wireless network on Sunday, July 13. The new flip style LG Chocolate™ 3, the third-generation of the iconic Chocolate music phones, supports all of the latest features in mobile music technology including Verizon Wireless’ V CAST Music with Rhapsody subscription music service. The LG Chocolate 3 will be available in black or light blue beginning Sunday in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores, including those in Circuit City, and through the company’s online store at www.verizonwireless.com.

The marquee music phone for the new V CAST Music with Rhapsody service, LG Chocolate 3 allows Verizon Wireless customers to access more than 5 million songs, create playlists and load hundreds of songs on their phones to take with them wherever they go. Designed to be a powerhouse music player, the LG Chocolate 3 sports a built-in FM transmitter so customers can play music through a car or other stereo system, dual speakers, Bluetooth® headset for wireless stereo sound, and multitasking capabilities while listening to music. An easy-to-use external front navigation wheel and center select key makes music navigation easy, and the phone will satisfy music appetites with its optional expandable memory using a large 8 GB microSD™ card.

“We are proud of the success and popularity of the Chocolate series of handsets, and are excited about the upgrades made with this new edition,” said Mr. Ehtisham Rabbani, vice president of product strategy and marketing for LG Mobile Phones. “The LG Chocolate 3 helps Verizon Wireless customers minimize the number of electronic devices they need to carry at one time, allowing for a large capacity of music storage and connection to a car stereo without any wires.”

Entertainment doesn’t end with music on the LG Chocolate 3; this feature rich flip phone also packs a 2.0 megapixel camera and camcorder and supports V CAST Video and ESPN MVP, giving customers an on-demand link to news, scores and more. The LG Chocolate 3 can be charged via a computer with its micro USB charging port.

The LG Chocolate 3 is the first Verizon Wireless phone to feature Dashboard, a graphically rich portal powered by Adobe Flash® Cast™ technology, which delivers personalized multimedia information and entertainment services directly to the phone. Dashboard features 13 channels – Mobile Web, VZW Showcase, Get Channels and Search, as well nine more to customize the wireless experience. Verizon Wireless customers can select from News, Community, Comedy Central, MTV News, IGN.COM, FOX Sport, Tones & Extras, Sports, ESPN, Music, Entertainment, Weather, Business, and Games channels to appear on their phones.

Additional features and capabilities of the LG Chocolate 3 include:

• Additional Music Features o Music player that supports .mp3, .wma, unprotected .aac and unprotected .aac+ files o Dedicated music key and preset sound effect equalizer o Create and manage playlists o Music library – organized by artist, genre, album o Music only mode (RF off except Bluetooth) – supports up to 24 hours of music playback

• 2.0 Megapixel Camera/Camcorder Features o Camera resolutions: 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480, 320 x 240 pixels o Zoom: up to 2x o Image editor – zoom, rotate and crop images o Video resolutions: 320 x 240, 176 x 144 pixels o Video recording time – 30 seconds (for sending) or up to 1 hour (for saving) depending on available memory o Video player for WMV, MP4, 3GP, 3G2 formats o Customizable brightness, white balance, shutter sound, night, photometry o Self-timer: off, three, five or 10 seconds o Color effects: normal, negative, aqua, sepia, black and white o Self portrait/video recording capability with flip closed

• Mobile Web-capable – customizable, enhanced wireless access to the latest in news, sports, weather and more

• Mobile Email – access MSN® Hotmail®, America Online® and Yahoo!® accounts to exchange e-mail

• VZ Navigator(SM)-capable – get visual and audible directions to thousands of destinations, locate businesses and other points of interest, get maps of a location and share directions with others

• Media Center-capable – downloadable games, ringtones, wallpapers, location-based services and more

• Mobile IM capabilities

• Chaperone® Child-capable – allows the LG Chocolate 3 to have its location shared with family members via the Chaperone Web site, the Chaperone® Parent application or Child Zone® SMS alerts

• Bluetooth Version 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) o Save up to 20 Bluetooth pairings o Supported profiles: headset, hands-free, dial-up networking, advanced audio distribution (stereo), phone book access, basic printing, object push for vCard and vCalendar, file transfer and basic imaging o Send all contacts and calendar events via Bluetooth o Print and send user generated pictures (JPEG) via Bluetooth

• One-touch speakerphone

• Speaker-independent voice commands

• Voice-activated dialing up to 1,000 entries

• Voice recording – 1 minute or 1 hour (standby) up to 1,500 memos

• .mp3 music ringer support (clips from hit songs)

• 27 unique ringtones as well as vibrate and silent modes

• Text, picture, video and voice messaging

• Phone book with 1,000 contacts – each entry stores five numbers, two e-mail addresses and a Picture ID

• Speed dial – 999 entries; one voicemail default

• Calendar, calculator, EZ tip calculator, alarm clock, stopwatch, world clock and notepad

• Flash® user-interface for clear images, text and fun animations

• Simultaneous GPS for enhanced location accuracy

• Standalone mode (RF off)

• TTY/TDD support

• Hearing aid compatible = M3

• Headset jack: 3.5 mm

• Technology: CDMA

• Frequency: 1.9 GHz CDMA PCS, 800 MHz CDMA (Digital Dual-Band)

• Data transmission: EV-DO

• SAR: head 1.26 W/kg; body 0.367 W/kg

• Dimensions: 3.87” (h) x 1.94” (w) x 0.64” (d)

• Weight: 3.36 ounces

• Display: o Internal LCD: 260K Color TFT, 320 x 240 pixels, 2.2” o External LCD: 260K Color TFT, 176 x 220 pixels, 1.76”

• Standard battery: 800 mAh

• Usage time: up to 270 minutes

• Standby time: up to 350 hours

The LG Chocolate 3 will be available for $129.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers can get the most out of their LG Chocolate 3 with Verizon Wireless’ Nationwide Premium calling plan. Starting at $79.99 monthly access, the Nationwide Premium calling plan includes unlimited messaging, VZ Navigator, Mobile Email and V CAST VPak, plus unlimited megabytes for Mobile Web and Media Center.

LG Chocolate 3 customers who want to manage or buy music from their phones can download V CAST Music with Rhapsody software for free at www.verizonwireless.com/music. Customers interested in a monthly subscription at $14.99 monthly access, may sign up online or by visiting a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, including those in Circuit City, or by calling Customer Service at 1-800-2 JOIN IN.

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Brenda RaneyBrenda.Raney@VerizonWireless.com908-559-7518

Demetra KavadelesLG Mobile Phonesdkavadeles@lge.com858-635-5232

Lana RushingOgilvy PR for LG Mobile Phoneslana.rushing@ogilvypr.com310-248-6183

3G In More Places: Verizon Wireless Offers The Nation’s Largest And Most Reliable High-Speed Broadband Network

3G In More Places: Verizon Wireless Offers The Nation’s Largest And Most Reliable High-Speed Broadband Network BASKING RIDGE, NJ — July 11, 2008 — Verizon Wireless’ 3G high-speed data network covers 80 percent of the U.S. population – the most people of any wireless service provider – allowing customers to browse the Internet, download music, send e-mail and picture and video messages faster, in more places.

“Our high-speed network is the biggest and the best in the wireless industry, covering more Americans than any other wireless service provider, and with its size, scope and reliability gives our customers the best wireless experience in the industry,” said Jack Plating, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Verizon Wireless. “Our dedication to investing in and expanding our voice and data network is the bedrock of what we do – both for our customers and as a business.”

Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network and is a leader in building advanced wireless networks. In 2003, the company was the first to offer 3G wireless broadband service and has continued to build out and enhance its coast-to-coast wireless broadband network ever since. Last summer, it upgraded this national wireless broadband network to CDMA 1x Evolution-Data Optimized Revision A technology, allowing for faster uploads.

In November, the company announced plans to launch a 4G network. Beginning in the 2010 timeframe, the company will launch a 4G network, using LTE – Long Term Evolution – technology and the nationwide 700 MHz spectrum it recently purchased. LTE will enable customers to access data at even faster speeds, plus provide a common wireless technology platform with true global scale that is compatible with existing network technologies of both Verizon and Vodafone – joint owners of Verizon Wireless.

Verizon Wireless' most reliable network claims are based on tests conducted by the company's real-life test men and women, who monitor and test the network every day to help deliver a great customer experience. The quality testing teams drive specially equipped test vehicles to test network performance, call quality and data network performance on the Verizon Wireless network and the networks of up to seven other wireless carriers.

Verizon Wireless invests more in its network than any other wireless service provider. Verizon Wireless has invested more than $45 billion since it was formed – $5.5 billion on average every year – to increase the coverage and capacity of its national network and to add new services. In each of the last three years, Verizon Wireless has invested $6.5 billion or more to expand and advance its network for customers nationwide.

For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

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Tom Pica Thomas.Pica@VerizonWireless.com 908-559-7516

Alltel Wireless Rolls Out Faster Broadband Network In Statesboro

Alltel Wireless Rolls Out Faster Broadband Network In Statesboro STATESBORO, Ga. - July 9, 2008 - Alltel Wireless today announced that it will continue expanding its wireless broadband network in 2008 with the launch of EVDO (evolution data optimized) Revision A technology in Statesboro, enabling customers to upload files five to 10 times faster than before.

“Alltel Wireless is committed to bringing our customers the fast wireless broadband service they expect in their business and personal lives,” said Tony Alfonso, vice president of business solutions for Alltel. “This network upgrade in Statesboro, which includes Georgia Southern University, will give our customers secure, reliable access to the latest wireless technology.”

Alltel’s existing broadband Wireless Internet service enables remote access to corporate intranets, productivity enhancing applications and a variety of consumer products, such as Alltel TV. Rev. A will enhance the performance of all of those services.

Customers using Rev. A will experience average upload speeds of 500-800 Kbps with bursts up to 1.8 Mbps. Upload speeds on the company’s existing broadband network average 50-70 Kbps, with bursts up to 144 Kbps, so the enhanced network will be five to 10 times faster.

Download speeds also will increase. Rev. A download speeds average 600 Kbps to 1.4 Mbps, with bursts up to 3.1 Mbps. By comparison, downloads on the existing broadband network average 400-700 Kbps with bursts up to 2.4 Mbps.

Using Rev. A, customers can expect to download a 1 Megabyte e-mail file attachment – the equivalent of a small Power Point® presentation or a large PDF file – in less than 15 seconds and upload the same file in less than 25 seconds.

Alltel Wireless customers will need a Rev. A-capable device to access the company’s enhanced broadband network. Rev. A-capable Wireless Internet cards for laptops include the Huawei EC228 USB and the UTStarcom UM 150. Customers with an HTC PPC6800 or the HTC Touch smartphone can make their phones Rev. A-capable by visiting www.htc.com/us/ and downloading the appropriate software. The software is free.

Alltel Wireless has one of the largest EVDO footprints of any U.S. carrier, covering cities such as Cleveland, Charlotte and Tampa, as well as many smaller communities. In addition to the extensive coverage provided by its own network, Alltel’s roaming agreements give its customers with data-card equipped laptops Wireless Internet access in all of the nation’s major metropolitan areas, including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.

Both versions of Alltel’s Wireless Internet service – EVDO and Rev. A - are available for $59.99 a month and do not require a voice plan in order to qualify.

Customers also can add unlimited access to 25,000 Wi-Fi hotspots to any Alltel Wireless Internet plan for $9.99 per month.

Alltel Wireless continues to provide choice and control to the customer’s wireless experience. Alltel offers its exclusive “My Circle” feature, giving customers unlimited calling to and from any five, 10 or 20 numbers on any network for free. Alltel Wireless was also the first to offer Anytime Plan Changes, giving customers the flexibility to change their calling plans at any time, without extending their current contract.

Alltel is owner and operator of the nation’s largest wireless network and has more than 13 million wireless customers. For more information about Alltel, please visit www.alltel.com.

For additional information contact:

Andrew Moreau 501-905-7962 Vice President – Corporate Communications andrew.moreau@alltel.com

Scott Morris 501-905-4094 Manager – Corporate Communications scott.l.morris@alltel.com

Broadband In Your Pocket - Telecom Launches The 8CM Modem

Broadband In Your Pocket - Telecom Launches The 8CM Modem July 9, 2008 -- New Zealand’s smallest 3G broadband modem has arrived with Telecom’s launch of the T-Stick.

At just under 8cm long and 1cm thick the T-Stick is smaller than a lip gloss, as thin as a pack of gum and shorter than a credit card.

The T-Stick will be an accessible price of $49.00 on a 24 month 1GB+ Plan* and provide connection to Telecom’s 3G mobile broadband network, covering 80 percent of the places New Zealanders live and work.

Telecom GM Mobile, Martin Butler says the T-Stick will make broadband on the move easier and more affordable than ever.

“The T-Stick is entirely plug and play. It doesn’t require an installation disk, just take it out of the box, plug it into your laptop USB port and it will automatically start the install process.

“This little gadget also has a memory card slot and comes with a 1GB Micro SD memory card for ultra-portable file storage. The T-Stick works on both PCs and Apple Macs®.

“And for less than $1 a day or $28.20 a month for their first six months of monthly plan charges*, Telecom’s mobile broadband increases New Zealanders’ ability to stay connected in most places their work or play takes them.”

To prevent unwanted surprise bills customers signing up for the T-Stick are registered for usage alerts that will let them know how much data they have used and when they are getting close to their data cap.

If new customers find that the T-Sick and mobile broadband is not best for their needs, they can take advantage of a 30 day money back guarantee offer.

Telecom’s 3G mobile broadband network was upgraded with rev a technology last year which means Telecom’s cell sites now have the ability to deliver average download speeds of 800Kbps and 300Kbps upload, resulting in an experience much closer to DSL broadband on customers’ mobile devices.

The T-Stick has been designed and manufactured by Sierra Wireless, and Telecom is second only to US provider Sprint to launch the USB modem.

* Offer available from July 13, 2008 until August 31, 2008 on the 24 month1GB+ plan, after that, customers can pay less than $2 a day or $56.19 amonth for monthly plan charges. Once customers have used their 1GB monthly allowance they can get an additional 1GB for $11.25. Beyond this, overage charges of $0.57 per MB apply.

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For more information and print ready images of the T-Stick please contact:

Julia BellPR Manager - BusinessPh 09 358 6919Mob 027 449 2797julia.bell@telecom.co.nz

Airvana Releases New EV-DO Software Products To Address Rapidly Growing Demand For Mobile Data Services

Airvana Releases New EV-DO Software Products To Address Rapidly Growing Demand For Mobile Data Services Chelmsford, MA, July 7, 2008 — Airvana, Inc., the company transforming the mobile experience, today announced the release of the company’s latest CDMA 1xEV-DO Rev. A software. This release, which was delivered in June, enables mobile operators to more efficiently increase capacity and accelerate the roll-out of next-generation multimedia services. EV-DO is the wireless technology providing the engine of growth for CDMA operators around the world by enabling high-speed mobile Internet, multimedia and entertainment applications.

The release of Airvana’s new EV-DO technology enables operators to prepare their networks to support the continuing growth in mobile broadband usage and deliver the services and consistent user experience demanded by subscribers. Specifically, the latest release implements an important upgrade to Airvana’s pioneering and patent-pending RNC clustering technology which significantly increases the number of sites that can be incorporated into a cluster. The RNC is a critical network element that manages subscriber sessions, connects users to an operator’s IP network and maintains connectivity as users move across cell boundaries. With Airvana’s RNC clustering, operators can deploy multiple RNCs without introducing any RNC borders that can cause service interruptions as subscribers cross them. This benefit is especially important for delay-sensitive applications such as push-to-talk and push-to-video. The result is that multiple RNCs behave like a single, virtual RNC that can serve a very large number of subscribers across a large geographic area with an improved mobile broadband experience.

Additionally, Airvana has introduced two important capabilities in the latest release: tiered service levels and multi-carrier load balancing (MCLB). Tiered service levels allow operators to differentiate data service levels based on specified business rules. For example, an operator might choose to offer priority service to subscribers over roamers. MCLB enables operators to use their cell sites more efficiently, and provide more consistent user experience, especially during peak hours. Both features will improve the quality of subscriber sessions for increasingly popular mobile services such as GPS navigation and media streaming.

“Providing a quality user experience is critical to an operator’s success in driving the adoption of new services and generating new revenue streams,” said David Nowicki, vice president of marketing and product management, Airvana. “We address that with the latest release of our EV-DO technology, which is designed specifically to give operators the technology foundation required to provide services with the most consistent, reliable experience possible.”

Airvana has demonstrated consistent success in delivering EV-DO equipment for operators’ macro-cellular networks worldwide. The company’s award-winning IP-based radio network technology is deployed in over 70 operator networks with access to hundreds of millions of CDMA subscribers worldwide.

Airvana Contact:

Rob Morton Davies Murphy Group rmorton@daviesmurphy.com (781) 418-2460

Alltel Wireless Rolls Out Faster Broadband Network In Wichita

Alltel Wireless Rolls Out Faster Broadband Network In Wichita WICHITA, Kan. - July 7, 20078 - Alltel Wireless today announced that it will continue expanding its wireless broadband network in 2008 with the launch of EVDO (evolution data optimized) Revision A technology in Wichita and surrounding areas enabling customers to upload files five to 10 times faster than before.

“Alltel Wireless is committed to bringing our customers the fast wireless broadband service they expect in their business and personal lives,” said Jay Ortman, vice president of business solutions for Alltel. “This network upgrade in Wichita will give our customers secure, reliable access to the latest wireless technology.”

In addition to Wichita-area communities such as Park City, Andover, Derby and Haysville, the new technology is available in Augusta, Hutchinson, Newton and El Dorado.

Alltel’s existing broadband Wireless Internet service enables remote access to corporate intranets, productivity enhancing applications and a variety of consumer products, such as Alltel TV. Rev. A will enhance the performance of all of those services.

Customers using Rev. A will experience average upload speeds of 500-800 Kbps with bursts up to 1.8 Mbps. Upload speeds on the company’s existing broadband network average 50-70 Kbps, with bursts up to 144 Kbps, so the enhanced network will be five to 10 times faster.

Download speeds also will increase. Rev. A download speeds average 600 Kbps to 1.4 Mbps, with bursts up to 3.1 Mbps. By comparison, downloads on the existing broadband network average 400-700 Kbps with bursts up to 2.4 Mbps.

Using Rev. A, customers can expect to download a 1 Megabyte e-mail file attachment – the equivalent of a small Power Point® presentation or a large PDF file – in less than 15 seconds and upload the same file in less than 25 seconds.

Alltel Wireless customers will need a Rev. A-capable device to access the company’s enhanced broadband network. Rev. A-capable Wireless Internet cards for laptops include the Huawei EC228 USB and the UTStarcom UM 150. Customers with an HTC PPC6800 or the HTC Touch smartphone can make their phones Rev. A-capable by visiting www.htc.com/us/ and downloading the appropriate software. The software is free.

Alltel Wireless has one of the largest EVDO footprints of any U.S. carrier, covering cities such as Cleveland, Charlotte and Tampa, as well as many smaller communities. In addition to the extensive coverage provided by its own network, Alltel’s roaming agreements give its customers with data-card equipped laptops Wireless Internet access in all of the nation’s major metropolitan areas, including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.

Both versions of Alltel’s Wireless Internet service – EVDO and Rev. A – are available for $59.99 a month and do not require a voice plan in order to qualify.

Customers also can add unlimited access to 25,000 Wi-Fi hotspots to any Alltel Wireless Internet plan for $9.99 per month.

For additional information contact:

Andrew Moreau501-905-7962Vice President – Corporate Communicationsandrew.moreau@alltel.com

Scott Morris501-905-4094Manager – Corporate Communicationsscott.l.morris@alltel.com

Bell Launches The Exclusive Samsung m530 Canadian Olympic Team Edition Phone

Bell Launches The Exclusive Samsung m530 Canadian Olympic Team Edition Phone TORONTO, Ontario, July 4 2008 -- Bell, the exclusive Telecommunications Partner of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, today announced the availability of the Samsung m530 Canadian Olympic Team phone. With this phone, Canadians can connect with the Canadian Olympic Team, share in the Olympic experience, and show support leading up to and during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

"This phone delivers the ultimate sports and entertainment experience for Canadian Olympic fans," said Loring Phinney, Vice President, Olympic and Corporate Marketing for Bell. "The exclusive content and interactive functions of this one-of-a kind, limited edition Canadian Olympic Team branded phone will enable fans to connect to athletes any time and anywhere."

The Samsung m530 is the ideal phone to watch CBC Olympic Games' live coverage from Beijing and video clips of the Games' highlights; check Canada's medal standings; view exclusive interviews with athletes and text in votes for top Bell Olympic Moments on CBC. Bell Mobility's Beijing 2008 video bundle is available for a one time fee of $8, and will offer ongoing coverage of the Olympic Games from August 8 to August 24.

"This feature-rich, multi-media phone supports a variety of our most popular multimedia and messaging services, all powered by the fastest and largest network across Canada," said Adel Bazerghi, Vice President, Products for Bell Mobility. "We are pleased to offer Canadians a phone that lets them so directly demonstrate their Olympic spirit."

Demos of Sega Mobile's Sonic at the Olympic Games and Beijing 2008, the Official Mobile Phone Game of the Olympic Games, two high quality mobile games that feature rich graphics, quality audio and one-thumb controls, are pre-loaded on the phone. The unit itself displays the Canadian Olympic Team logo and the wallpaper, an iconic 2010 Olympic Winter Games logo.

As part of its Olympic Games content, Bell will also offer screensavers of competing countries' flags and ringtones of their national anthems for download.

The Samsung m530 includes a camera/camcorder, speakerphone and expandable memory. It features the Bell User Experience, a customized user interface that allows clients to create shortcuts to their favourite applications and services, directly on the home screen. The Samsung m530 supports services including:

- GPS Nav turn-by-turn navigation - Full Track Music - SIRIUS Satellite Radio - Windows Live Hotmail(R) and Windows Live Messenger(TM) - Picture and video messaging

The Samsung m530 is offered in white and is available for as little as $49.95 on a three-year contract with a Fun Bundle.

For more information on the Samsung m530 and Bell Mobility's Olympic Games content, please visit bell.ca/wireless.

For further information: Media inquiries: Allison Johnson, Bell Media Relations, (604) 678-7514, allison.johnson@bell.ca

Bell Launches Exclusive Novatel Wireless U727 USB Modem

Bell Launches Exclusive Novatel Wireless U727 USB Modem TORONTO, Ontario, July 4 2008 -- Bell today launched the exclusive Novatel Wireless(TM) U727 USB modem, the first mobile data device available in Canada that features a USB key design with a removable memory slot. The U727 also doubles as a data storage device, capable of housing a MicroSD card(*) with up to 8 GB of memory.

Wireless modems provide high-speed access to the Internet, email, network applications and corporate VPNs, without requiring any wires, cables or phone jacks. An alternative to relying on vulnerable public Wi-Fi hotspots, the U727, operating on Bell's high speed mobile network, allows clients to remain connected on the go, while maintaining a high level of security. The network supports peak upload speeds of up to 1.8 megabits per second (Mbps) and peak download speeds of up to 3.1 Mbps.

"The Novatel Wireless U727 is the newest and most compact addition to Bell's extensive wireless connection card line-up", said Adel Bazerghi, Vice President, Products for Bell Mobility. "Clients will enjoy the simplicity of using the device to access the Internet and the convenience of its memory slot."

The Novatel Wireless U727 stores documents, presentations, multimedia files and more. With dimensions of 70 mm by 25 mm, it is only slightly longer than a standard memory stick. Compatible with Windows(R) XP(TM), Windows(R) Vista(TM) and Macintosh(R) operating systems, the U727 integrates Mobile Connect Basic software, allowing clients to easily install and configure their connections and to review and manage their usage.

"Mobile professionals require not only remote access to online corporate resources, but also the ability to store and transport important data on the fly," said Peter Leparulo, CEO of Novatel Wireless." Based on extensive feedback from enterprise customers worldwide, Novatel Wireless designed the U727 as the ultimate USB device for the mobile worker."

Bell offers a variety of data plans for wireless modems, for every type of use. For more information, please visit: bell.ca/connectioncardplans.

The Novatel Wireless U727 USB modem is available for as little as $99.95 on a three-year contract. For details, please visit bell.ca/wirelessmodem.

For further information: media inquiries: Jason Laszlo, Bell Media Relations, (416) 581-3311, 1-888-482-0809, jason.laszlo@bell.ca

Alltel Wireless Rolls Out Faster Broadband Network In Midland

Alltel Wireless Rolls Out Faster Broadband Network In Midland MIDLAND, Texas – July 3, 2008 - Alltel Wireless today announced that it will continue expanding its wireless broadband network in 2008 with the launch of EVDO (evolution data optimized) Revision A technology in Midland and Odessa, enabling customers to upload files five to 10 times faster than before.

“Alltel Wireless is committed to bringing our customers the fast wireless broadband service they expect in their business and personal lives,” said Terri Larson, vice president of business solutions for Alltel. “This network upgrade in the Midland-Odessa area will give our customers secure, reliable access to the latest wireless technology.”

Alltel’s existing broadband Wireless Internet service enables remote access to corporate intranets, productivity enhancing applications and a variety of consumer products, such as Alltel TV. Rev. A will enhance the performance of all of those services.

Customers using Rev. A will experience average upload speeds of 500-800 Kbps with bursts up to 1.8 Mbps. Upload speeds on the company’s existing broadband network average 50-70 Kbps, with bursts up to 144 Kbps, so the enhanced network will be five to 10 times faster.

Download speeds also will increase. Rev. A download speeds average 600 Kbps to 1.4 Mbps, with bursts up to 3.1 Mbps. By comparison, downloads on the existing broadband network average 400-700 Kbps with bursts up to 2.4 Mbps.

Using Rev. A, customers can expect to download a 1 Megabyte e-mail file attachment – the equivalent of a small Power Point® presentation or a large PDF file – in less than 15 seconds and upload the same file in less than 25 seconds.

Alltel Wireless customers will need a Rev. A-capable device to access the company’s enhanced broadband network. Rev. A-capable Wireless Internet cards for laptops include the Huawei EC228 USB and the UTStarcom UM 150. Customers with an HTC PPC6800 or the HTC Touch smartphone can make their phones Rev. A-capable by visiting www.htc.com/us/ and downloading the appropriate software. The software is free.

Alltel Wireless has one of the largest EVDO footprints of any U.S. carrier, covering cities such as Cleveland, Charlotte and Tampa, as well as many smaller communities. In addition to the extensive coverage provided by its own network, Alltel’s roaming agreements give its customers with data-card equipped laptops Wireless Internet access in all of the nation’s major metropolitan areas, including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.

Both versions of Alltel’s Wireless Internet service – EVDO and Rev. A – are available for $59.99 a month and do not require a voice plan in order to qualify.

Customers also can add unlimited access to 25,000 Wi-Fi hotspots to any Alltel Wireless Internet plan for $9.99 per month.

For additional information contact:

Andrew Moreau 501-905-7962 Vice President – Corporate Communications andrew.moreau@alltel.com

Scott Morris 501-905-4094 Manager – Corporate Communications scott.l.morris@alltel.com

Bell First In Canada To Launch The Hot Samsung Instinct (TM)

Bell First In Canada To Launch The Hot Samsung Instinct (TM) TORONTO, Ontario, July 3 2008 -- Bell today announced it will introduce the Samsung Instinct(TM), a stylish and highly intelligent touch-screen mobile phone, to Canada on August 8.

Already a hot seller in the United States since its introduction there last month, the sleek and slender Samsung Instinct offers easy touch or stylus navigation on its full QWERTY touch-screen keyboard and extra-large high-resolution display.

The Samsung Instinct will also be available with a wide range of voice and data plans, including the $10 Unlimited Mobile Browser add-on data plan that allows unlimited Internet access.

"We are thrilled to offer Canadians this beautifully designed and intelligent device. Accessing the Internet, listening to downloaded music or satellite radio, watching TV or using it as a GPS system, it's all a real pleasure with the Samsung Instinct thanks to its powerful touch screen and easy interface," said Adel Bazerghi, Vice President, Products for Bell Mobility. "Data pricing plans available with the Samsung Instinct will offer also exceptional value and let clients take full advantage of Bell Mobility's wide range of data services."

Multimedia data services from Bell

Bell offers access to the fastest and largest high-speed mobile data network across North America, making Internet browsing on the Samsung Instinct quick and easy. Bell also delivers a range of multimedia and other data services that are perfect for the powerful device:

- GPS Nav turn-by-turn navigation with audio directions and live traffic updates - Messaging services such as Windows Live Messenger(TM) and Windows Live Hotmail(R) - With more than two million songs, Bell's Full Track Music service is the largest mobile music catalogue in Canada, and the only one to offer full album downloads, artist bios and music reviews. Bell offers an unlimited subscription service for $15 per month - Mobile television featuring more than 20 popular channels, and exclusive HBO programming - SIRIUS Satellite Radio

The Samsung Instinct includes a 2.0 MP camera/camcorder and supports up to an 8 GB Micro SD card, allowing clients to download and permanently retain content by purchasing additional cards if necessary.

Samsung Instinct pricing

The Samsung Instinct will be available for as little as $149.95 on a three-year contract, $249.95 on a two-year contract or $399.95 on a one-year contract. Clients can buy the Samsung Instinct without a term contract for $449.95.

For more information, please visit bell.ca/instinct.

For further information: media inquiries: Jason Laszlo, Bell Media Relations, (416) 581-3311, 1 888 482-0809, jason.laszlo@bell.ca