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SBC Wireless Selects InfoSpace Platform to Launch Comprehensive Suite of Next-Generation Wireless Internet Services

July 26, 2000
SBC Wireless Selects InfoSpace Platform to Launch Comprehensive Suite of Next-Generation Wireless Internet ServicesSAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 26, 2000--SBC Wireless, a leader in global communications, and InfoSpace (Nasdaq: INSP), a leading global provider of information and commerce infrastructure services for wireless devices, merchants and Web sites, today announced that SBC has selected InfoSpace's platform for the national roll-out of its mobile Internet services.

SBC Wireless' new mobile Internet services will be widely available to customers in the fourth quarter of this year, and will be available across six SBC Wireless brands: Southwestern Bell Wireless, Ameritech Cellular1, Pacific Bell Wireless, Nevada Bell Wireless, Cellular One2 and SNET.

The selection of InfoSpace's wireless Internet platform represents a key component for SBC Wireless in delivering wireless data services to its customers.

"Our goal in offering mobile data is to provide the information from the Internet that people want and need when they're mobile," said Stephen Carter, president and CEO of SBC Wireless. "The InfoSpace platform will help us create the 'face' that our customers will see when they use their wireless phones to access information."

The wireless data services will provide an added avenue for SBC Wireless subscribers to communicate and access information which will help them manage their busy lives. Specifically, the InfoSpace platform will include services that enable SBC Wireless subscribers:

-- to send messages from any device to any capable device using messaging and email;
-- to access personal information services such as an address book, calendar and to-do list; and
-- to access personalized and/or location-based information that they want, including weather, stock reports and news and sports updates.

In addition, SBC Wireless customers will have the ability to access and personalize all of these services through their desktop computers using the same portal and their own password protected Web site.

"Our agreement with SBC Wireless is further proof that we have the most compelling platform in the market and that our unique, 'single-click away' services are most conducive to how people will conduct transactions on these devices," said Naveen Jain, chairman and chief strategist of InfoSpace. "SBC Wireless is now able to launch an entire platform for the Wireless Internet under its own brand name and to offer these unique services to their extensive base of subscribers."

About SBC Wireless

1. SBC Wireless affiliates provide wireless service under the Ameritech Cellular brand name in Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin and the Indianapolis area.

2. SBC Wireless affiliates provide wireless service under the Cellular One brand name in parts of Illinois, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, West Virginia, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Puerto Rico.

SBC Communications Inc. ( is a global communications leader. Through its subsidiaries' trusted brands -- Southwestern Bell, Ameritech, Pacific Bell, SBC Telecom, Nevada Bell, SNET and Cellular One -- and world-class network, SBC's subsidiaries provide local and long-distance phone service, wireless and data communications, paging, high-speed Internet access and messaging, cable and satellite television, security services and telecommunications equipment, as well as directory advertising and publishing. In the United States, the company currently has 61.2 million access lines, 12.2 million wireless customers and is undertaking a national expansion program that will bring SBC service to an additional 30 markets. Internationally, SBC has telecommunications investments in more than 20 countries. With approximately 219,000 employees, SBC is the 13th-largest employer in the U.S., with annual revenues that rank it among the largest Fortune 500 companies.

About InfoSpace

InfoSpace is a worldwide leader in providing infrastructure services for commerce, communication and information to wireless carriers, merchants and Web sites. The Company's affiliates include a network of wireless and other Internet-enabled devices including PCs, cellular phones, pagers, screen telephones, television set-top boxes, online kiosks, and personal digital assistants. These include relationships with SBC Wireless, Vodafone, Intel, Ericsson, Nokia, Mitsui and Acer America. InfoSpace's affiliate network also consists of more than 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.

This release contains forward-looking statements relating to the development of the Company's products and services and future operating results, including statements regarding the Company's agreement with SBC Wireless, that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. The words "believe," "expect," "intend," "anticipate," variations of such words, and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, but their absence does not mean that the statement is not forward-looking. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Factors that could affect the Company's actual results include the progress and costs of the development of our products and services and the timing of market acceptance of those products and services. A more detailed description of certain factors that could affect actual results include, but are not limited to, those discussed in InfoSpace's Annual Report on Form 10-K, in the section entitled "Factors Affecting InfoSpace's Operating Results, Business Prospects and Market Price of Stock." Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. InfoSpace undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the date of this release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

InfoSpace, Inc.
Adam Whinston, 425/201-8946
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