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OSKAR’S SMS INFO SERVICE CAN BE ORDERED VIA SMS, WEB AND WAP

09. December 2002

SMS Info will transform your mobile phone into a portable information terminal Beginning on December 9, SMS Info service is available to all Oskar’s customers – including those who don’t have the new SIM Plus. The practical and useful information brought by this popular service can be ordered also via SMSs. As a rule at Oskar, the service is fast, convenient and inexpensive. Rich content What exactly does SMS Info allow? SMS Info transforms a mobile phone into a true information terminal providing new information, entertainment as well as assistance e.g.

  • SMS Info will transform your mobile phone into a portable information terminal

Beginning on December 9, SMS Info service is available to all Oskar’s customers – including those who don’t have the new SIM Plus. The practical and useful information brought by this popular service can be ordered also via SMSs. As a rule at Oskar, the service is fast, convenient and inexpensive.

Rich content
What exactly does SMS Info allow? SMS Info transforms a mobile phone into a true information terminal providing new information, entertainment as well as assistance e.g. during a traffic jam. Upon SMS order, the service will supply the latest home, international and sports news, provide weather forecasts and bring information on timetables and theatre and cinema schedules. For those looking for entertainment, the service offers personal horoscopes and anecdotes. Foreign language dictionaries and the well established OskarKompas navigation service are also available. Customers can request information on a one-shot basis or order news for a particular day or on a daily basis.

Easy controls
Getting started with SMS Info is quite easy. All customers need to do is compose an SMS order containing a key word and other parameters, if necessary, and send it to 7755. A full list of key words can be found at Oskar’s web sites at www.oskarmobil.cz. The following key word examples give a basic idea about how the service works:

SMS short code Result
KOMPAS BAN 2Dva nejbližší bankomaty v okolí
VLAK BRNO KYJOV 1145 210103Train timetable excerpt from Brno to Kyjov
CIZI AGORAMeaning of “agora” according to dictionary
SLO CA NOVYDictionary, Czech-English translation
*DOP DToday’s traffic situation on highways
POC +1Tomorrow’s weather forecast
+MFD VDaily general news from iDnes
+BLESKDaily tabloid news
+SPORT FDaily sports news – soccer
+HOR RYBYDaily horoscope

Prices
SMS order is charged as a regular SMS within the Oskar network depending on the customer’s tariff plan. The rates for incoming SMSs vary by topic and can be found at www.oskarmobil.cz. The advantage of Oskar’s SMS Info service is that incoming information is charged as a single SMS, even if it’s split into several messages due to its length. Customers will best appreciate this advantage when ordering text intensive information, such as a cinema schedule, that is likely to be split into as many as 6 SMSs. As opposed to competitive mobile providers, Oskar will still charge the customer only 2.1 Kc (VAT included).

Comfortable web orders
Another great feature of Oskar’s SMS Info is that the service can also be ordered using Oskar’s web sites at www.oskarmobil.cz. It is fast, convenient and free of charge. If you are a fan of the WAP technology, you will appreciate the possibility of setting up incoming messages using Oskar’s WAP in the “Entertainment“ or “Oskar’s sites“ sections. Finally, SMS Info messages can be easily ordered via the SIM Toolkit application available with Oskar’s new SIM Plus.

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 September 2002 Oskar acquired over 1,139,000 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).