Mobile Web 2.0: A1 Brings YouTube to the Mobile Phone at No Cost
A1 now brings YouTube, one of the most popular Web 2.0 services, to the mobile phone. Watch countless videos at no charge whatsoever through the end of August 2007. Those who enjoy uploading their own clips to YouTube can now do so directly from the A1 mobile phone as well.
"YouTube is one of the most popular web 2.0 services," says Dr. Hannes Ametsreiter, Director of Marketing, Distribution and Customer Services, mobilkom austria. "65,000 videos are uploaded every day and an unbelievable 100 million clips are viewed. YouTube thrives on the spontaneity of the contributions it receives - and that is exactly where we come in: A1 now brings this 'online video store,' by everyone for everyone, to the mobile phone at no charge."
YouTube Mobile: Now from A1
Whether enlivening long car rides or lazy afternoons by the pool with funny videos or quickly sharing one's own summer videos with friends: A1 and B-FREE customers with streaming-capable mobile phones now have YouTube - one of the world's most popular video services - at their disposal always and everywhere. Registered YouTube members need only create a mobile account at www.youtube.com/mobile, after which MMS - even videos made on the mobile phone - can be uploaded to the mobile version of YouTube anytime.
Mobile Videos for Free All Summer Long
A1 and B-FREE customers with streaming-capable UMTS mobile phones can access YouTube directly using their mobile browser at m.YouTube.com. Once connected they can view countless entertaining videos from a wide variety of categories. And best of all: Downloading and watching videos is completely free of charge for all A1 and B-FREE customers through 31 August 2007. New installation is not required; videos can be played back immediately on the mobile phone through the integrated media player. And those who want to upload videos themselves can now do so from the mobile phone as well. Uploads are simply charged according to the regular fee for MMS, depending on tariff plan.