FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Edmunds.com Joins Phone.com Alliance Program
Santa Monica, CA - November 14, 2000 - Edmunds.com (http://www.edmunds.com), the web's leading consumer resource for unbiased automotive information, and Phone.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: PHCM) today announced that Edmunds.com has joined the Phone.comTM Alliance Program as a content provider.
Mobile phone subscribers are now able to access new and used car pricing by entering mobile.edmunds.com on their Internet-enabled wireless phones . This exciting service is part of Edmunds.com's suite of mobile offerings known as Edmunds2Go. Safety, warranty and specification information are also available, in addition to a loan calculator and links to Finance and Insurance partners.
This alliance, representing the integration of Internet and wireless technology, will help car shoppers make purchase decisions by determining what they should actually pay for a new vehicle and research other changing data using their mobile phone's built-in UP.BrowserTM microbrowser from Phone.com. Edmunds.com continually updates its pricing information, and through the use of the Phone.com microbrowser interface, mobile phone users are able to access the most timely and accurate automotive information from virtually anywhere.
"Mobile Internet access is a remarkably useful tool for car shoppers " said Jeremy Anwyl, chief operating officer of Edmunds.com. "With Edmunds2Go, anyone using a mobile handset with a Phone.com microbrowser can arm themselves with the power of Edmunds.com True Market ValueSM pricing and other research applications at the time of purchase, when they need it most."
Edmunds.com is a great example of the power and value the mobile Internet brings to consumers," said Ben Linder, vice president of marketing for Phone.com. "We selected Edmunds.com as a 'cool site' on www.phone.com, which is reachable from any browser-enabled phone.'"
The Phone.com Alliance Program has two aims: to promote the concept of wireless information access, and to coordinate the exchange of ideas and information among Alliance Program members, other companies developing wireless Internet products and services, and Phone.com's network operators. Edmunds.com joins a growing list of alliance members that includes content providers, application developers, tools providers and systems integrators using the Phone.com Product Family. For more information about Phone.com, please visit their Web site at http://www.phone.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 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.
About Phone.com, Inc.
Phone.com, Inc. (Nasdaq:PHCM) is a leading provider of software, applications, and services that enable the delivery of Internet-based information and voice services to mass-market wireless telephones. Using its software, wireless subscribers have access to Internet- and corporate intranet-based services, including email, news, stocks, weather, travel and sports. In addition, subscribers have access via their wireless telephones to network operators' intranet-based telephony services, which may include over-the-air activation, call management, billing history information, pricing plan subscription and voice message management. Phone.com is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California and has regional offices in Belfast, Copenhagen, Hong Kong, London, Madrid, Paris, Rome, Seoul and Tokyo. Visit http://www.phone.com for more information.