|Independent Mobile Internet Access in UK|
Posted: 07-Feb-2000 [Source: email from wapHQ]
[UK users can now access the Mobile Internet via an independent WAP portal according to this info from wapHQ.]
Knutsford, UK -- "wapHQ is a free Internet access gateway (portal) for wireless application protocol (WAP) enabled mobile phones, allowing UK users unlimited access to world-wide sites at local call rates.
WAP (wireless application protocol) is a universal standard for the transmission of Internet content to mobile phones. Consequently, WAP provides for a wide range of wireless services that are independent of the UK digital wireless network providers. E-mail access, hotel and air-line reservation services, plus news, sport, and financial service information are just some of the independent facilities available to the mobile phone user NOW!
"wapHQ now offers a low-cost mobile phone Internet access service with no registration or set-up fees and no monthly subscription charges to pay. The service is provided on an 0845 number and is charged at local call rates.
"To initialise the service, a user with computer access to the Internet can obtain configuration information from the wapHQ web site ( www.wapHQ.co.uk ) and e-mail users may subscribe on-line at the same time. These facilities are provided entirely free-of-charge. If desired, the information can be posted by giving address details to wapHQ on 0906 3004567 (calls charged at 0.50p per minute).
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