CUL8R Triple Tap: T-Mobile USA Makes Instant Messaging an Instant Hit With the Nokia 6800 Messaging Phone

August 30, 2004

T-Mobile Gives Customers More Communication Choices as the Only Carrier to Offer Devices That Boast Yahoo!® Messenger, MSN® Messenger and AOL® Instant Messenger™ Software Built-in

Bellevue, Wash. — Aug. 31, 2004

Your date from last night prefers to chat using Yahoo!® Messenger. You stay in touch with your folks through MSN® Messenger. Your best friends use the AOL® Instant Messenger™ (AIM®) service. How can you keep them straight while on-the-go?

It's easy with the new Nokia 6800 messaging phone from T-Mobile USA - the first wireless phone from T-Mobile with software for all three IM providers built in. Regardless of your friends and families' IM choice, the Nokia 6800 allows you to stay in touch with everyone who's important.

Now available from T-Mobile, the Nokia 6800 messaging phone will catch everyone's eye as it folds open to reveal a unique QWERTY keypad, making the IM experience as convenient as opening a clamshell wireless phone. And since it's T-Mobile, customers Get More® instant messages, and spend less time thumbing through a large wireless bill.

"Everywhere you look it seems people are not only talking on their phone but blazing through messages with their thumbs," said John Clelland, senior vice president of segment marketing for T-Mobile USA, Inc. "As the only carrier to offer all three major IM services built-in to a device we are leading the way to new and better ways to communicate, whether it's through instant messaging, email, picture messages or good old-fashioned voice calls."

With the recently launched Nokia 6010 phone, T-Mobile offers customers even more communication choices with a second device to include all three IM providers built in. To learn more about the Nokia 6800 and Nokia 6010 messaging phones from T-Mobile visit a local T-Mobile retailer or

In addition to staying connected to people, T-Mobile customers can have a little fun using IM for a chance to win great prizes. A T-Mobile promotion called IM2Win is in full swing. Using the built-in instant message function on the Nokia 6800 phone and other capable T-Mobile devices, T-Mobile customers can answer pop culture trivia questions for a chance to win Birdhouse skateboard decks, Haro Bikes, and K2 Snowboards or the grand prize -- a trip with three friends to the Winter X IX Games in Aspen/Snowmass, Colo. where they will have the opportunity to hang out with the T-Mobile Action Sports Team. The T-Mobile Action Sports Team consists of premier BMX riders Dave Mirra and Ryan Nyquist; skateboarder Bucky Lasek and freestyle moto X star Carey Hart are back in action with new additions, snowboarder/skateboarder Shaun White, and the first woman to join the team, snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler.

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T-Mobile customers are already proving how fun it is to play IM2Win. In less than one week, the average IM2Win player has answered an average of 80 trivia questions.

Lindsay Morio

T-Mobile USA Media Relations


About T-Mobile USA, Inc.

Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG. By the end of the first quarter of 2010, approximately 150 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group - 33.7 million by T-Mobile USA - all via a common technology platform based on GSM and UMTS, the world's most widely used digital wireless standards. T-Mobile USA's innovative wireless products and services help empower people to connect to those who matter most. Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile among the highest in numerous regions throughout the U.S. in wireless customer care and call quality. For more information, please visit T-Mobile is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG.