Xypoint Readies Free Wireless Internet Service
Xypoint has taken the wraps off a free cellular Internet
service. Known as WebWirelessNow, the service is said to be
compatible with any of the US digital networks, meaning that any of
the 40 million-plus digital phone users across the US can use the
Xypoint said that the service, which is paid for by advertising,
allows digital phones users to "pull" customized content from the
Internet, including stocks, weather, traffic, ski reports and other
The interesting aspect of the service - besides being free - is that
users do not need a WAP (wireless application protocol) handset.
Instead, users access the data using SMS (short message service) text
messaging verbal commands..
Xypoint President Ken Arneson will unveil the product at the CTIA
Wireless 2000 show in New Orleans today.
Signup for the service is available on the Web at
http://www.webwirelessnow.com. Xypoint said it is already talking
to third-party Internet portals about branded services.
Xypoint's Web site is at http://www.xypoint.com .
Reported by Newsbytes.com, http://www.newsbytes.com .