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SUMMER WITH OSKAR CONTINUES: OSKAR OFFERS “ACTIVE SMS” SERVICE

11. July 2001

Oskar expanded its SMS based services with “Active SMS”. “Active SMS” messages enable customers to participate in various votes and discussions in electronic and printed media as well as possibility of ordering up-to-date information such as personal horoscopes. Oskar’s new service gives customers an attractive opportunity for entertainment via interactive participation in many popular TV and radio programs. The service also allows customers to fast access new information sources. With “Active SMS” you can: Cast a vote in both TV and newspapers’ competitions such as “Tak neváhej a toč“, “Medúza“, “Bez imunity“, “Černá a bílá“ and others Send discussion contributions to talk show TV and radio programs, for example “Bez imuniy“ or “POP 2001“ Order Common, Partner Compatibility or Chinese horoscopes according to date of birth Send a completed crossword puzzle for prizes from crossword competitions  Get the weather forecast for all regions up to 2 days in advance Receive program schedules for Czech and foreign TV channels Receive random lottery numbers directly to your phone  Receive jokes and funny stories Place an advertisement in the classified section of selected newspapers Active SMS’s are short text messages beginning with a code and a parameter of the service required that are sent to the number 7777.

Oskar expanded its SMS based services with “Active SMS”. “Active SMS” messages enable customers to participate in various votes and discussions in electronic and printed media as well as possibility of ordering up-to-date information such as personal horoscopes.

Oskar’s new service gives customers an attractive opportunity for entertainment via interactive participation in many popular TV and radio programs. The service also allows customers to fast access new information sources.

With “Active SMS” you can:

  • Cast a vote in both TV and newspapers’ competitions such as “Tak neváhej a toč“, “Medúza“, “Bez imunity“, “Černá a bílá“ and others
  • Send discussion contributions to talk show TV and radio programs, for example “Bez imuniy“ or “POP 2001“
  • Order Common, Partner Compatibility or Chinese horoscopes according to date of birth
  • Send a completed crossword puzzle for prizes from crossword competitions 
  • Get the weather forecast for all regions up to 2 days in advance
  • Receive program schedules for Czech and foreign TV channels
  • Receive random lottery numbers directly to your phone 
  • Receive jokes and funny stories
  • Place an advertisement in the classified section of selected newspapers

Active SMS’s are short text messages beginning with a code and a parameter of the service required that are sent to the number 7777. To use this service is easy. For example, in order to create and send an Active SMS to vote for your favorite song in a music program “Medúza“, a customer: enters the service’s code HLA (voting), types in a blank space, then types in the parameter MED (Medúza), and lastly types in a blank space and the number of the song being voted for. This is what the sent SMS will look like in this case: HLA MED 7. To follow up, the customer simply sends this SMS to the number 777.

Customers do not need to activate the service, as all mobile phones already supporting SMS Messaging are capable of utilizing Active SMS. The cost of Active SMS is CZK 3,50 for all of Oskar’s subscribers. All incoming SMSs with required information or with the confirmation of correctly entered service are free of charge.

For more details visit Products and Services section at www.oskarmobil.cz.


Český Mobil a.s. became the third mobile network operator in the Czech Republic after being granted a GSM 900/1800 dual band license by the Czech government in October 1999 and launched the commercial operation of its leading-edge GSM network s on March 1, 2000 under the brand name Oskar. At the end of second quarter 2001 Oskar had over 540.000 customers. 

Český Mobil a.s. is a member of telecommunications group of Canadian-based Telesystem International Wireless (TIW). TIW is a rapidly growing, global mobile communications operator with over 4.8 million subscribers worldwide. The Company's shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TIW") and NASDAQ ("TIWI"). 

TIW is building digital specialized mobile radio (ESMR) networks in Europe through its subsidiary Dolphin Telecom plc. In addition to its Dolphin operations, TIW is the strategic partner in two leading cellular operators in Brazil.

TIW's subsidiary in Central and Eastern Europe, ClearWave, is a cellular market leader in Romania and launched services in the Czech Republic in March 2000.