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ALLTEL Selects InfoSpace's Platform for Wireless Internet Services

June 7, 2000
ALLTEL Selects InfoSpace's Platform for Wireless Internet ServicesLITTLE ROCK, Ark. & REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 7, 2000--ALLTEL has signed an agreement with InfoSpace, a leading global provider of information and commerce infrastructure services for wireless devices, in which ALLTEL will use InfoSpace's platform of integrated wireless Internet services to enable customers to access information, communicate and otherwise manage their lives from wireless phones.

"With InfoSpace's platform, ALLTEL can offer our customers a comprehensive and integrated set of communications and information services," said Kevin Beebe, communications group president for ALLTEL. "ALLTEL continues to be at the forefront of efforts to make wireless services simple, easy, productive and convenient for customers."

ALLTEL and InfoSpace have jointly developed a "personal portal." Using InfoSpace's unique wireless Internet platform, the portal will be customized to ALLTEL customers' needs and allow them to choose personalized, specific information from their wireless phones. The content and branding of the portal will be controlled by ALLTEL.

InfoSpace will provide ALLTEL with reference services that access information about news, sports and entertainment, and InfoSpace will provide community services such as maps and driving directions.

"This is a highly integrated service that puts everything just a few clicks away on a wireless phone," Beebe said. "Our wireless Internet will simplify life for customers by delivering the personalized information they need to manage their lives and conduct business while on the go." Terms and conditions of the agreement were not disclosed.

"ALLTEL is the first integrated communications company to use the InfoSpace service," said Arun Sarin, chief executive officer of InfoSpace. "We are excited by the prospect of helping ALLTEL to provide a converged wireline and wireless Internet offering."

Beebe added, "This agreement is part of our aggressive plan to roll out wireless Internet to the largest parts of our customer base and to make a wireless Internet portal available to them by September."

ALLTEL, with more than 9 million communications customers, $6.5 billion in annual revenues and 24,000 employees, is a leader in the communications and information services industries. ALLTEL has communications customers in 25 states and provides information services to telecommunications, financial and mortgage clients in 55 countries and territories.

About InfoSpace

InfoSpace is a leading global Internet information infrastructure services company. InfoSpace provides commerce, information and communication infrastructure services to wireless devices, merchants and Web sites. The Company's affiliates include a network of wireless and other non-PC devices including PCs, cellular phones, pagers, screen telephones, television set-top boxes, online kiosks, and personal digital assistants. These include relationships with Intel, Ericsson, Nokia, NeoPoint, Mitsui and Acer America. InfoSpace's affiliate network also consists of more 3,000 Web sites that include AOL, Microsoft, Disney's GO Network, NBC's Snap, Lycos, go2net Inc., DoubleClick, Dow Jones (The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition) and ABC LocalNet, among others.

InfoSpace, Inc.
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