Rosh Ha'ayin, Israel - July 6, 2000 - Partner Communications Company Ltd. (NASDAQ: PTNR) today announced the launch of WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) cellular Internet services for orangeTM subscribers.
The new services launched today enable orangeTM customers to surf the net through their cellular handsets, and to access a wide range of sites and services which have been specially adapted for cellular users.
The services are menu guided, so that access to sites is easy and convenient, and does not require typing information, or memorizing any access codes. Users of the WAP services, using at this time specially offered Ericsson and Motorola handsets, can directly access a dedicated server, enabling approach to a variety of Internet services These services include information (news, sports, entertainment, leisure, etc.); an index of sites adapted for cellular surfing; an ability to send e-mails and SMSs; a bill update application; "my menu" - the ability to personalize and customize a list of site most suitable to the customers' needs; a range of "help" facilities; and information about the unique orangeTM services both in Israel and abroad.
"The WAP services introduced today, can be accessed from Israel or while roaming abroad on most foreign GSM networks, so that the information and personalized access systems will provide easy and convenient services for orangeTM subscribers anytime anywhere", said Amikam Cohen, Partner Communications' CEO. "Partner is again leading the cellular market in Israel with the most innovative services, using the most advanced technology, and providing best values to our subscribers", Mr. Cohen Added.
Partner Communications Company Ltd. is the only Global System for Mobile Communications, or GSM, mobile telephone network operator in Israel. The Company commenced full commercial operations in January 1999 under the international Orange Brand name and, through its network, provides quality of service and a range of features to over half a million subscribers in Israel. Partner provides its subscribers with international roaming services with 170 operators in 72 countries. The Company's shares are quoted on NASDAQ under the symbol PTNR and on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol PCCD. (For further information: http://investors.partner.co.il)
Dr. Dan Eldar
Partner Communications Company Ltd.
V.P. Carrier, Investor and International Relations
Tel: +972 3 905 4151
Fax: +972 3 905 4161
Rachel Levine/Marilena Michaelidou
The Anne McBride Co.
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