Sprint Expands Sprint PCS Wireless Web From 130 Sites To More Than 1.3 Billion Web Pages With Google
Sprint PCS Customers Nationwide Can Now Wirelessly Access Any of More Than 1.3 Billion World Wide Web Pages, 2.2 Million WAP-ready Web Pages, and Search Specific Sites Within the Sprint PCS Wireless Web
Kansas City, Mo. and Mountain View, Calif. – May 21, 2001 – Sprint PCS (NYSE: PCS), the nation’s fastest growing all-digital, all-PCS nationwide wireless network, today announced it has expanded the Sprint PCS Wireless Web from 130 sites to more than 1.3 billion World Wide Web pages by integrating the award-winning Google search engine. Available now, Google’s intelligent search technology automatically converts HTML web pages into a format optimized for WAP phones. In addition, Google’s fully integrated search engine enables customers to search and browse 2.2 million WAP-ready web pages, and to conduct a search for specific content within the Sprint PCS Wireless Web.
Sprint PCS customers can access Google’s easy-to-use search engine through the "Web Portals" and "Tools & Reference" folders, or through the "Menu" soft key on the Sprint PCS Wireless Web.
"The launch of Google on the Sprint PCS Wireless Web opens the door for our customers to access the Internet information that they need, when they need it, anywhere they want on the Sprint PCS nationwide network," said John Yuzdepski, vice president and general manager of SprintPCS.com. "This launch is another milestone in making Sprint PCS Phones a ‘mobile mouse’ for accessing information on the go."
"As the web gets larger, Google scales and performs better, offering Sprint PCS customers the most advanced search experience available today," said Larry Page, Google’s CEO and co-founder. "Together with Sprint PCS, we are providing the most comprehensive source for finding the right information on the web anytime and everywhere on the Sprint PCS nationwide network."
Sprint is a world-class global communications company – at the forefront of integrating wireline and wireless communications services. Sprint is a large carrier of Internet traffic and a leader in broadband Communications. Sprint built and operates the United States’ first nationwide all-digital, fiber-optic network and provides a portfolio of advanced data communications services. Sprint operates the largest 100-percent digital, 100-percent PCS nationwide wireless network in the United States, already serving the majority of the nation’s metropolitan areas including more than 4,000 cities and communities across the country. Sprint has $23 billion in annual revenues and serves more than 23 million business and residential customers. For more information, visit the Sprint PCS web site at www.sprintpcs.com.
About Google Inc.
With the largest index of websites available on the World Wide Web and the industry’s most advanced search technology, Google Inc. delivers the fastest and easiest way to find relevant information on the Internet. Google’s technological innovations have earned the company numerous industry awards and citations, including two Webby Awards; WIRED magazine’s Reader Raves Award; Best Internet Innovation and Technical Excellence Award from PC Magazine; Best Search Engine on the Internet from Yahoo! Internet Life; Top Ten Best Cybertech from TIME magazine; and Editor’s Pick from CNET. A growing number of companies worldwide, including Yahoo!, AOL/Netscape, and Cisco Systems rely on Google to power search on their websites. A privately held company based in Mountain View, Calif., Google’s investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sequoia Capital. More information about Google can be found on the Google site at www.google.com.
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