Cingular Customers Can Now Roam In Canada Using Corporate E-mail PLUS and Interactive Messaging PLUS
Roaming Activation and Monthly Fees Waived During Special Introductory Period
WOODBRIDGE, N.J. – August 14, 2001 – Customers of Cingular Interactive, a business unit of Cingular Wireless, can now stay connected wirelessly even when traveling in Canada through Cingular’s new Canadian roaming service, which became commercially available today.
With Canadian roaming, U.S.-based Corporate E-mail PLUS and Interactive Messaging PLUS subscribers can use those services in major metropolitan areas across Canada via the Rogers™ AT&TŪ Wireless Mobitex network. These include Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec, Regina, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, Windsor and Winnipeg. For more detailed coverage information please go to shoprogers.com. Rogers AT&T Wireless offers its subscribers the ability to roam nationwide in the United States via the Cingular Interactive Intelligent Wireless Network(SM).
Through a special introductory offer, activation fees and monthly Canadian roaming charges for Corporate E-mail PLUS and Interactive Messaging PLUS customers will be waived until January 1, 2002.
“Business transcends national boundaries so it is important for our Corporate E-mail PLUS and Interactive Messaging PLUS subscribers to have the flexibility to receive and respond to critical information whether they are across town or across the border,” said Donald Kovalevich, President of Cingular Interactive. “This cooperative international effort with Rogers AT&T Wireless will prove valuable to a cross-section of our customers, from our roster of more than 170 Fortune 1000 companies to the scores of entertainment industry clients who depend on our services to wirelessly communicate.”
Corporate E-mail PLUS and Interactive Messaging PLUS customers who live and work in the U.S. can easily sign up for the Canadian roaming service by sending an e-mail request containing the device MAN number to CI-Activations@cingular.com. Canadian roaming activations generally are completed within 24 business hours. Once they are enabled for the service, subscribers simply change the network roaming setting on their handhelds to “Canada” to begin using their Corporate E-mail PLUS or Interactive Messaging PLUS services when outside the U.S.
The new Corporate E-mail PLUS service became available in May as the only service that gives enterprise employees nationwide wireless access to their Microsoft Exchange- or Lotus Notes-based corporate e-mail along with interactive messaging capabilities via a wireless handheld. Corporate E-mail PLUS, which is available from both the RIM 950 and RIM 957 Wireless Handhelds(TM), uniquely combines the security of wireless corporate e-mail from the BlackBerry™ wireless e-mail solution with the speed of another powerful service, Cingular’s Interactive Messaging PLUS.
Cingular Interactive, headquartered in Woodbridge, N.J., is an expert in providing proven wireless data communications solutions that eliminate the barriers between critical information and mobile users; it also provides telemetry and transactions applications. Cingular Interactive operates its wireless data service throughout the United States, covering more than 93 percent of the urban business population located in 492 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) and non-MSAs with a total population of 200 million people. Recognized as the industry leader, the company was the recipient of several major awards from such entities as Microsoft, Smart Business, FedEx, PC Computing, Frost & Sullivan, Wireless Week and Mobile Insights. Web site address: www.cingularinteractive.com.
Cingular Interactive is a business unit of Cingular Wireless. Cingular Wireless is the second largest wireless carrier in the U. S., and is dedicated to self-expression and customer-friendly service. As a leader in mobile voice and data communications, Cingular, a joint venture between SBC Communications and BellSouth, currently serves more than 21.2 million customers nationwide. Cingular offers customers advanced technologies in simple, cost-effective ways that permit them to tap the creative potential of wireless through their own self-expression. Details of the company are available at www.cingular.com.