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OSKAR OFFERS INFORMATION AND FUN IN NEW SIM Plus CARD

09. September 2002

Info & Entertainment service converts your mobile into a smart and reliable source of useful information Oskar is introducing the new SIM plus card, which is the market leader in terms for capacity and performance Effective September 9th, Oskar offers Info & Entertainment services to its customers with the new SIM Plus card. The New SIM Plus card allows customers to use a great variety of information sources, to communicate in with friends in SMS Chat and set up Oskar’s services via My Oskar anywhere and anytime. The control is extremely intuitive and the price for use is so affordable that Info & Entertainment services via the new SIM Plus card will become an everyday assistant to everyone. How does the new service work? As soon as you insert the new SIM Plus card in your phone a new Oskar menu will appear. Under the Info & Entertainment option you can find five main options: SMS Info – information SMS to your order OskarKompas – navigation and search for the nearest ATMs, restaurants etc.

  • Info & Entertainment service converts your mobile into a smart and reliable source of useful information
  • Oskar is introducing the new SIM plus card, which is the market leader in terms for capacity and performance

    Effective September 9th, Oskar offers Info & Entertainment services to its customers with the new SIM Plus card. The New SIM Plus card allows customers to use a great variety of information sources, to communicate in with friends in SMS Chat and set up Oskar’s services via My Oskar anywhere and anytime. The control is extremely intuitive and the price for use is so affordable that Info & Entertainment services via the new SIM Plus card will become an everyday assistant to everyone.

    How does the new service work? As soon as you insert the new SIM Plus card in your phone a new Oskar menu will appear. Under the Info & Entertainment option you can find five main options:

    • SMS Info – information SMS to your order
    • OskarKompas – navigation and search for the nearest ATMs, restaurants etc.
    • SMS Chat – communication with a group of friends via online chat,
    • SMS E-mail – send and receive SMS to and from mail boxes
    • My Oskar – set Oskar’s services according to your needs

      In SMS Info you can order information, which will be delivered to you by SMS. You can choose whether to get one-shot messages or repeated messages during one day or for the long-term. You choose the information to be sent from 7 main categories:

      • News (local, foreign, economic, tabloid, society),
      • Sport (football, hockey, tennis, basketball, volleyball, motoring...),
      • Weather (today, tomorrow, day after tomorrow, long-term in the Czech republic),
      • Travel (timetables, traffic info, distance counter, help abroad),
      • Entertainment (jokes, horoscopes, TV programs, cinemas, theatres, games),
      • Practical (dictionaries, encyclopedias, lotteries, international phone numbers),
      • Business (exchange rates, commercial register, VAT payers, trade register)

        Accessing information from local, foreign, economic or sports news costs you a mere 1 CZK (CZK 1.05 excl. VAT). Information on weather incurs a CZK 1.50 charge, while timetables and most entertainment services cost CZK 2. Unlike the competition, at Oskar the price includes all of the information sent as well, even if it should take more than one SMS. The SMS, by which you order the information, is charged as a normal SMS sent to Oskar’s network according to your tariff. A complete price list is available at www.oskarmobil.cz.

        To support this service, Oskar is introducing the new SIM plus card, which is the market leader in terms for capacity and performance. The card has the largest storage capacity on the market (64KB) and supports advanced SIM Toolkit, navigation and encryption technologies.

        Info & Entertainment is one of several services brought to customers by the new SIM Plus card. The card incorporates a brand new Oskar menu, containing three main entries - M-Bank, M-Payments and Info & Entertainment. M-Bank is the most advanced GSM Banking system through which you can administer your account in eBanka or GE Capital Bank. M-Payments service’s are based on the previously introduced Mobile Payments service allowing customers to replenish their Oskarta comfortably and quickly or make a payment for Oskar services.

        Existing as well as new customers can obtain SIM Plus card with M-Bank via Internet Selfcare at www.oskarmobil.cz, at the *077 line or in Oskar’s stores. New customers can also order through OskarKontakt by dialing toll-free (0)800 77 77 77. The fee for SIM Plus activation is CZK 300 and there is no need for existing customers to change their number.

        Cesky Mobil became the first dual-band (GSM 900/1800) network operator in the Czech Republic after being granted its license in October 1999. It launched commercial operation of its leading edge GSM network on March 1, 2000 under the brand name Oskar. By June 2002 Oskar acquired over 1,070,000 subscribers becoming one of the fastest growing third license operators in Europe! At present, Oskar is the only operator in the Czech Republic to constantly increase its market share.

        Through the ClearWave holding, Český Mobil a.s. is a member of the telecommunications group of Canadian-based Telesystem International Wireless (TIW).