The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2002-06-04T19:59:00Z Diners Club Australia collaborates with Mobileway on the launch of its Club @lerts 2002-06-04T19:59:00Z diners-club-australia-collaborates-with-mobileway-on-the-launch-of-its-club-lerts Mobileway, leader in managing & monetising mobile transactions across the globe, revealed today its partnership with Diners Club Australia to provide the delivery of prompt and secured SMS-based services for Diners Club Australias newly launched Club @lerts service. Club @lerts is an innovative way for customers to receive up to date account information, the latest news and special offers from Diners Club via e-mail and/or SMS. The service renders the customer the flexibility to choose which information they would like to receive as well as when and how to receive it. The alerts include: account balance, payment reminder, payment past due, payment received, unusual spending, and ethical and non-spamming marketing messages. We believe we are the first card provider in Australia to offer mobile alerts to customers, giving them unprecedented access to their account information while on the move. Diners Club Australia is using Mobileways unique Global Network capability to simplify the launch of this new SMS-based service, said James Atkins, General Manager Sales and Marketing, Diners Club Australia. We see tremendous synergy emerging from this alliance as both entities are part of Citigroup, said Atkins. In this case Diners Club Australia is able to leverage developments, expertise and learnings in other business units throughout the world. Mobileway has an unrivalled global messaging reach achieved through contracted direct connections and bilateral commercial agreements with 88 of the worlds leading mobile network operators. Being carrier agnostic, Mobileway provides Diners Club with a single point of access to true global coverage for Diners Club holders around the world. The phenomenal success of SMS is clearly evident in the consumers thirst for instant mobile information, commented Cyrille Even, General Manger and Vice President for Mobileway Asia Pacific. True mobile Internet services are becoming a reality as mobile Internet users in the world are projected to grow 18-fold from now to 2005. Our unmatched global positioning within the messaging industry enables us to work with premier vendors like Diners Club to develop mobile data services which their Australian members can access from around the world. To join Club @lerts log into, or register for Online Transaction Summary at, dinersclub.com.au, to set up alert preferences. -Ends- About Diners Club Australia Diners Club has built a worldwide reputation as a charge card for travel and entertainment (T&E). In 2001 56% of Diners card expenditure in Australia now is on non-T&E expenses. Diners Club has over 400,000 personal and business card members and is accepted at over 150,000 locations in Australia and seven million locations around the world. Diners Club Australia is a member of Citigroup and is a franchise of Diners Club International. About Mobileway Mobileway is the leader in managing & monetizing mobile transactions across the globe. With direct connections to 88 mobile carriers, Mobileway has unrivalled reach to 90% of mobile users throughout the World, guaranteeing cost effective, secure deployment of mobile applications to professional and personal mobile users. By expanding the reach of lifestyle services such as instant messaging, infotainment, mobile marketing, m-commerce and enterprise applications, Mobileway increases the value of mobile data for operators, content providers and corporations alike. Incorporated in Delaware USA, Mobileway has offices located throughout Europe, Asia and the United States. Additional news and information about the company is available at www.Mobileway.com MSN and Mobileway team up to deliver MSN Hotmail via two-way SMS to mobile operators in Asia 2002-05-17T21:00:00Z msn-and-mobileway-team-up-to-deliver-msn-hotmail-via-two-way-sms-to-mobile-operators-in-asia The MSN network of Internet services, the worlds most popular destination on the Web, and Mobileway Inc., a leader in managing and monetising mobile transactions across the globe, today announced a major pan-Asian strategic mobile services alliance. MSN and Mobileway will together deliver the capability for mobile carriers in Asia Pacific, including Australia, to offer MSN Hotmail Web-based e-mail service via two-way short message service (SMS) by June 2002. The agreement, which follows successful carrier trials of the MSN Hotmail SMS service in both Chinese and English in the region, will extend to offer MSN Messenger Service via SMS to consumers by the third quarter this year. With this service, roaming MSN Hotmail users will have the option to receive e-mail sent by SMS to their MSN Hotmail accounts on their mobile phones. They will be able to reply to those e-mail messages directly to the senders inbox via SMS and perform other common tasks directly from their phone. MSN Hotmail is the worlds most popular free Web-based e-mail service and has more than 110 million users worldwide, including 15 million in Asia. MSN and Mobileway are bridging two popular and widely used communication tools the mobile phone and MSN Hotmail to enable consumers on the go to keep in touch with those most important to them, said Rajesh Sambwani, regional business development director for MSN Asia at Microsoft. We are also pleased to work with Mobileway to empower mobile operators in the region with new sources of revenue and the ability to deliver useful and compelling mobile services from MSN to their subscribers. The MSN and Mobileway-enabled service is similar to MSN offerings in several European markets that have already yielded significant increases in SMS usage. The service will be the first to enable operators in Asia to provide the MSN Hotmail and MSN Messenger SMS service to their subscribers. The services utilise Mobileway's Message Tracker service, which uses XML Web Services and Microsoft .NET to uniquely provide the ability to adapt to the complex nature of the Asian mobile communications market, where the SMS infrastructure requirements, billing arrangements and other SMS features vary from operator to operator. Mobileway is delighted to team up with MSN on this unique service that will provide an efficient way for MSN Hotmail users to access their data via their mobile devices, said Patrice Peyret, CEO of Mobileway. By combining Mobileways proven infrastructure and established operator relationships in Asia with the reach of MSN throughout the region, together we can deliver truly useful mobile services to consumers in Asia. The alliance with Mobileway, which has direct connections to 88 mobile carriers worldwide, is another key milestone in the MSN global strategy to provide mobile consumers with useful and relevant services, such as MSN Hotmail, and relevant integrated MSN features through a reliable link to the wireless Web. The alliance announcement follows the recent release of the latest version of the MSN Mobile platform, which delivers customisable communications services to interactive pagers, mobile phones and handheld devices. About Mobileway Mobileway is the leader in managing and monetising mobile transactions across the globe. With direct connections to 88 mobile carriers, Mobileway has unrivalled reach to 90 percent of mobile users throughout the world, guaranteeing cost-effective, secure deployment of mobile applications to professional and personal mobile users. By expanding the reach of lifestyle services such as instant messaging, infotainment, mobile marketing, m-commerce and enterprise applications, Mobileway increases the value of mobile data for operators, content providers and corporations alike. Incorporated in Delaware, USA, Mobileway has offices located throughout Europe, Asia and the United States. Additional news and information about the company is available at http://www.mobileway.com/. About MSN MSN attracts more than 270 million unique users worldwide per month. Globally available in 34 markets and 18 languages, MSN is a world leader in delivering Web services to consumers and digital marketing solutions to businesses worldwide. The most useful and innovative online service today, MSN brings consumers everything they need from the Web to make the most of their time online. MSN is located on the Web at http://www.msn.com/. MSN worldwide sites are located at http://www.msn.com/worldwide.ashx. About Microsoft Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq MSFT) is the worldwide leader in software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software any time, any place and on any device. Microsoft, MSN and Hotmail are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. 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MobileWay and Microsoft Team Up to Deliver Secure Global Enterprise Connectivity with Microsoft Mobile Information Server 2002 2001-12-07T15:17:00Z mobileway-and-microsoft-team-up-to-deliver-secure-global-enterprise-connectivity-with-microsoft-mobile-information-server-2002 MobileWay corporation today announced that it is working with Microsoft to deliver an online enterprise service that enables corporations to provision wireless Web services easily and securely. The hosted service will be available in over 50 countries worldwide, primarily in Europe and Asia/Pacific, and will incorporate Microsoft Mobile Information Server (MMIS) 2002 Carrier Edition, allowing users to receive notifications and access to corporate data from any mobile device and from different wireless carrier networks. Partners and customers already signed up for MobileWays service include Citibank, Siemens and Visa. MobileWays service will allow users to provision services via Microsoft Mobile Outlook Manager from the MobileWay Web site and sign up online. The Online Details Service, delivered via an Extranet, provides a secure access and management service to the corporate IT manager. In addition to Web sign on, the MobileWay service offers easy interaction for services that include SMS, Instant Messaging and other secure applications. MobileWay expects future services to incorporate Microsoft .NET capabilities that will allow further expansion of enterprises corporate messaging infrastructure. MobileWays service goes a long way to provide easy, secure access to corporate data from anywhere and on any mobile device, said Jonas Persson, director of business development, Microsoft. In addition to mobile access to PIM and email, MMIS takes this service one step further by providing connectivity with other Microsoft .NET services. This will enable enterprise users to intelligently draw from multiple online resources in real-time and further extend their productivity. MobileWays aim is to offer an inclusive service that makes the corporate IT managers job easy. Together with Microsoft we can assist in providing connectivity for employees to all wireless carriers, thereby removing the problem of managing multiple mobile networks, said Cyrille Even, General Manager and Vice President of MobileWay Asia Pacific. About Microsoft Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software -- any time, any place and on any device. About MobileWay MobileWay, Inc. is a leading provider of global data access over wireless networks for businesses and mobile operators. MobileWay manages the deployment of wireless data applications and enables associated payments. The companys global network and value-added wireless services are designed to enable network operators, content providers, enterprises and financial institutions to bring customised, user-authorised, and secure data services to mobile users. MobileWay offers wireless data services that include text messages, ring tones, m-commerce solutions, and service data such as copyright reports, click-rate reports, phone software updates, and user validation cryptograms. A North American company, MobileWay has offices located throughout Europe, Asia and the United States. Additional news and information about the company is available at www.mobileway.com. ######### Microsoft and Outlook are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries. MobileWay is a trademark of MobileWay Inc. 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