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Cingular Gives Youth a "shoutout"
Posted: 03-May-2002 [Source: Cingular press release]

[Youth-oriented web site launches offering mobile communities, KISS - a text messaging flirting game, and info alerts.]

Atlanta, GA -- Cingular Wireless has launched shoutout, a youth-targeted web site offering a suite of mobile data products to unleash self-expression. At www.shoutout.cingular.com, Cingular's younger customers can personalize their mobile phones, interact with friends, and get up-to-the-minute information anytime, anywhere, on a site designed just for them. Cool ring tones from the latest groups, fun graphics to add style to text messages or phones, and lots of mobile games all give mobile phones a hip new attitude. shoutout also offers young customers unique text messaging applications such as:

Mobile Communities - Cingular has partnered with Upoc to bring mobile communities to shoutout. Customers can join a mobile community to meet others who share similar interests, or create their own groups and share text and voice messages with their friends - all from their mobile phones. From Fashion Faux Pas and Movie Rating Machines to DotCom Scoop and Travel Chat, there's a mobile community for every interest. KISS - The ultimate text messaging flirting game! Cingular customers can send an anonymous SMS text message "Kiss" to almost any other mobile phone. If the recipient returns the "kiss" to the correct person, both parties receive a text message that says "Love is in the air! You've found your kissing match. Your numbers are xxxxxxxxxx and xxxxxxxxxx. Call each other now!" Info Alerts - Anytime access to fun information like romantic horoscopes, pick-up lines, movie times and much more. Info alerts can be requested straight from your phone by typing in a preset "on-demand" request code (the information comes back in seconds) or they can be scheduled to arrive at specified days/times. "These on-demand, interactive products sync up with the way the 14 to 24 year-old market lives and uses wireless services," said Rob Hyatt, executive director of consumer marketing. "shoutout will take Cingular's offer of self-expression into a unique new realm of community and interactivity."

Top ten ringtones for the month of March: 1. Get Ur Freak On by Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott 2. Smooth Criminal by Michael Jackson : Alien Ant Farm 3. Pink Panther by Theme 4. Big Pimpin' by Jay Z 5. How You Remind Me by Nickelback 6. Hard Knock Life by Annie : Jay Z 7. Enter Sandman by Metallica 8. Bad Boys - Theme from Cops by Inner Circle 9. Inspector Gadget by Theme 10. Batman by Theme

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