FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Edmunds.com Enters Agreement with AT&T Wireless and Adds Auto Dealer Locator to Edmunds2Go Wireless Web Site
Santa Monica, CA, December 5, 2000- Edmunds.com, www.edmunds.com the Web's leading consumer resource for unbiased automotive information, today announced an agreement with AT&T Wireless (NYSE: AWE), making the Edmunds2Go wireless web site available to all AT&T Digital PocketNetSM subscribers.
Edmunds2Go offers Edmunds.com True Market ValueSM pricing, reviews and other useful consumer automotive information via the wireless Web, allowing shoppers to take these valuable tools with them to the showroom floor.
New to Edmunds2Go is a dealer locator, enhancing the usefulness of the site for car shoppers across the country. This unique tool allows consumers to locate dealerships of interest in their vicinity simply by selecting the name of the manufacturer and inputting the local zip code. From a web-enabled phone, consumers will also be able to call dealers directly to inquire about such timely issues as vehicle and parts inventory.
"We are extremely pleased to be working with AT&T Wireless in delivering our web content for all AT&T Digital PocketNet subscribers," stated Edmunds President Jeremy Anwyl. "Car shoppers will especially appreciate being able to refer to the wireless dealer locator while standing in a dealership if they feel the need to find alternative showrooms and salespeople to interact with."
"Adding Edmunds2Go to AT&T Digital PocketNet service gives our subscribers yet another unique application for wireless web information and services," said Andy Willett, Vice President of Business Development for AT&T Wireless. "With more than 60 web sites available in our free, unlimited use Basic service, AT&T Wireless continues to provide exceptional value for our wireless web customers."
Information on AT&T Digital PocketNet service and all other AT&T Wireless products and services is available at www.attws.com.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, CA, Edmunds.com is the Internet's pioneer and leader in providing free, third party automotive information, tools and services for consumers. Edmunds.com empowers, educates, and engages visitors by providing them with straightforward information on key aspects of buying, selling, and owning a vehicle. Users are provided automobile pricing data, extensive automobile reviews, consumer information, safety updates, incentive and rebate news, expert analysis of developments in the automotive world, and the Town Hall, an interactive community of more than 500,000 active members. Edmunds.com's wireless web site is accessible via AT&T Wireless Services, Sprint PCS Wireless Web, Nextel Online Wireless Internet Services, OmniSky Wireless and Palm VII. Customers of other mobile phone companies can access the site by entering mobile.edmunds.com on any web-enabled cell phone. Edmunds.com was ranked number one in the Survey of Car-Shopping Web Sites as reported by The Wall Street Journal, rated number one automotive and second overall web site in the Dialscore loyalty study above Yahoo!, Amazon and Mapquest, was named as one of Yahoo! Internet Life's 50 Most Incredibly Useful Sites, one of Money's 50 Most Useful Financial Websites, and is regularly mentioned as a valuable resource in these and other publications.