Google to Provide AT&T Wireless Subscribers Mobile Access to More Than 1.6 Billion Web Pages
AT&T Digital PocketNet® Service Premium Plan Customers Gain Access to World’s Largest Search Engine
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – October 15, 2001 – In an ongoing effort to broaden its availability to users of wireless devices, Google Inc. today announced an agreement with AT&T Wireless to provide subscribers with Internet-ready mobile phones direct access to Google’s award-winning search engine. Under the agreement, AT&T Wireless customers now can access more than 1.6 billion Internet web pages and five million WAP-ready pages on their mobile phones.
Available now, customers who subscribe to AT&T Digital PocketNet® Service Premium Plan can quickly access the Google search engine under the "Other Sites" menu screen. Google’s advanced software automatically converts HTML web pages on the fly and optimizes content for WAP devices.
"AT&T Wireless users now have access to the world’s information from the palm of their hands," said Larry Page, co-founder and president of Products at Google. "Our intelligent, easy-to-use search technology quickly returns the information users are looking for."
"By providing easy access to even more Internet sites, the Google search engine broadens our ability to meet the evolving needs of our customers,"said Andy Willett, vice president of business and content development for AT&T Wireless.
The alliance with AT&T Wireless marks the latest in a string of successful Google ventures with wireless providers, including market leaders such as Sprint PCS, Cingular, Handspring, Palm, Vodafone, Yahoo! Everywhere and Malaysia-based E-Chilipadi. In addition, Google has developed wireless search technologies for use on Japanese i-mode, J-Sky, and EZWeb mobile phones.
About Google Inc.
With the largest index of websites available on the World Wide Web and the industry’s most advanced search technology, Google Inc. delivers the fastest and easiest way to find relevant information on the Internet. Google’s technological innovations have earned the company numerous industry awards and citations, including two Webby Awards; WIRED magazine’s Readers Raves Award; Best Internet Innovation and Technical Excellence Award from PC Magazine; Best Search Engine on the Internet from Yahoo! Internet Life; Top Ten Best Cybertech from TIME magazine; and Editor’s Pick from CNET. A growing number of companies worldwide, including Yahoo!, AOL/Netscape, and Cisco Systems, rely on Google to power search on their websites. A privately held company based in Mountain View, Calif., Google’s investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sequoia Capital. More information about Google can be found at www.google.com.
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