Telia launches GPRS-service in Finland
- 2001-10-02 22:00 UTC
Telia launches the first GPRS-service in Finland which will allow the Finnish customers the opportunity to stay connected to Internet via mobile phones while only paying for the amount of data they send and receive.
"It´s very pleasing that Telia is the first Nordic operator to offer GPRS in Norway, Sweden and now also Finland. With our GPRS-service in Finland Telia is broadening its product portfolio which will definitively pave the way for next generations mobile communication", says Kenneth Karlberg, Vice President Telia AB and Head of Business Area Telia Mobile.
The GPRS-service in Finland is called Telia Mobile Online and is a supplementary service which Telia Mobile´s customers can order for their GPRS phones. With this service, customers will have faster access to the Internet and Telia's existing WAP-services in a more user-friendly fashion as the connection times will be cut down and the data transmission rate enhanced.
Telia Mobile OnLine provides a continuous connection to the Internet and WAP-services. There will be two versions of Telia Mobile OnLine available: one is intended for corporate customers and frequent users and one for private customers using Internet and WAP-services. Telia Mobile´s corporate customers can order the service as of today and private customers in the end of October.
Telia Mobile Online is available for Telia Mobile´s customers with Telia City subscriptions. The preliminary price rate are:
- Telia Mobile Online for corporate customers and frequent users: an entrance fee of 8,25 euro and a monthly fee of 15 euro for the first 10 megabytes. Following megabytes are charged 1,5 euro/Mb.
- Telia Mobile Online for private customers: an entrance fee of 8,25 euro and a monthly fee of 5 euro for the first megabyte. Following megabytes are charged 2 euro/Mb.
- All prices include VAT.
Telia Mobile also offers GPRS-services since January in Norway and since September in Sweden.
Charlotte Züger, Press Manager, Telia Mobile AB, +46-70-320 03 83
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