TeliaSonera Sweden offers subscribers free upgrade to 3G

TeliaSonera Sweden offers subscribers free upgrade to 3G

TeliaSonera Sweden's 3.6 million GSM customers will be able to have
their subscriptions upgraded to 3G free of charge. All of these
customers will be offered the opportunity to exchange their SIM cards to
new card that can be used in both GSM/GPRS and 3G networks. On December
1, Telia will start a trial period for 500 customers and will launch the
service commercially in March 2004.

"The step to third-generation mobile telephony must be a simple one. We
want our customers to enjoy functions on their mobile handsets that used
to be available only on a desktop computer connected to the Internet -
without having to worry about the technology," says Marie Ehrling, head
of TeliaSonera Sweden.

With the upgrade, Telia's customers will be able to enjoy the benefits
of the new 3G network, which will be the most built-out in Europe by
year-end, as well as today's mobile network, which has been named the
best in Sweden by "Mobil" magazine for three years in a row. When the 3G
network is commercially launched, its higher transmission speed will be
available in some 20 locations in Sweden.

"Customers will be able to use the mobile Internet in both networks and
access the services and functions that make life a little easier and
more fun," says Marie Ehrling.

To use the new services and higher transmission speed, customers will
need a 3G-enabled mobile handset.

On December 1, Telia will start a test period with 500 selected
customers. The test will initially be conducted on a limited scale and,
if possible, be expanded. Customers can already report their interest in
participating in the trials at:

In March 2004, the 3G network will be launched commercially for private
individuals and enterprises.

TeliaSonera Finland will start a pre-commercial operation in their 3G
network at the beginning of December. The network will first be used by
selected business customers who develop mobile services of their own.
The commercial use of the 3G network in Finland will start immediately
when the technology needed is of the quality that Sonera's customers are
used to.

For further information journalists can contact:
TeliaSonera's Press Service, +46 8 713 58 30.

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