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Press release

Follow all the World Cup matches via mobile phone

09 May 2006

Stay on the ball: Swisscom Mobile customers can now follow the FIFA World Cup 2006T even when on the move. Football fans have no shortage of opportunities to catch up on the latest news and background information during the games and in the hours between matches. All FIFA World Cup 2006T services can be subscribed to individually or as part of a package.

Football fans are kept on the ball about all important developments on their mobile phone - in text, pictures or video. Below is an overview of the World Cup services offered by Swisscom Mobile, which are available in German, French and Italian.

  • Moments after the players leave the field, NATELĀ® customers can watch the match highlights in a multi-minute video compilation on the Vodafone live! portal, where they will find a wide range of video clips showing the day's most important events. Each video clip costs CHF 1 and can be watched up to four times once it has been uploaded.

  • Customers with UMTS- and EDGE-enabled mobile phones can follow the games live right through from kick-off to the final whistle. The standard Live TV rates of CHF 1.50 per hour or CHF 16 per month apply.

  • If loyalties lie with a specific team, for CHF 10 customers can subscribe to receive targeted updates during the entire FIFA World Cup 2006? (in-depth information via video clips during the games). For CHF 14, customers can receive this service for all games from the quarter finals onwards.


Two packages to fuel the football fever

If customers want to be kept on the ball at all times, there are two World Cup packages to choose from: the Premium package for CHF 24 (in-depth World Cup information via video and SMS, plus additional football content) or the Basic package for CHF 2 (follow the FIFA World Cup 2006? by SMS). The main advantage is that NATELĀ® customers are informed automatically and immediately via this "goal alarm" whenever a goal is scored, a player commits a foul or a penalty is awarded. Depending on the package chosen, the information is sent via short video clips (MMS Goal Alarm) and SMS, or just via SMS (SMS Goal Alarm).


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Media Relations
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