|T-Mobile Introduces web2go and Simplified Data|
Today, T-Mobile USA, Inc., is introducing web2go, an intuitive and improved Web browsing experience designed to work across T-Mobile’s portfolio of phones. Web2go makes it easier to view and navigate the Web from basic voice phones and smartphones alike, providing customers with better Web browsing, improved search with Yahoo! oneSearch™, a customizable home page and a simplified shopping and download experience.
“We believe mobile Web access appeals to everyone, and web2go makes it easier than ever for customers to surf the Web from our broad lineup of phones,” said Denny Marie Post, chief marketing officer, T-Mobile USA. “In addition to giving our customers the mobile Web, web2go provides a store front that will continue to grow with our customers, offering a range of products from the latest content to new innovative applications.”
With web2go, customers can create a personalized home page for easy, one-click access to their favorite Web sites. The new service allows customers to visit virtually the entire Internet from their mobile phone, ensuring Web pages are easy to view and navigate. With access to the web2go marketplace included at no additional charge for customers with capable devices, customers can also browse and purchase the latest ringtones, games, wallpaper and mobile optimized applications and services to customize their phone. Further, a My Downloads feature enables certain applications, games and content that customers purchase to continue to be available to them when they upgrade to new phones.
Yahoo! oneSearch powers mobile Internet searches made through T-Mobile web2go, available starting today on millions of T-Mobile® phones. Providing customers with access to the latest news, information and content, Yahoo! oneSearch intuitively returns search results grouped around the person’s intent. For instance, when customers search for a sports team, Yahoo! returns the latest scores, schedules, team profiles, roster, news, images and a link to the team’s Web site. Alternatively, if a user searches for a movie, Yahoo! returns show times at local theatres, reviews, news articles and information on the cast. Consumers no longer need to surf through a sea of links to find the information they want while on the go.
Yahoo! oneSearch will also display relevant ringtones, wallpaper, games and other content available in the T-Mobile store within search results, eliminating the need for customers to search within a separate window for downloadable content.
Web2go is available today across the majority of new T-Mobile phones, including most Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson and BlackBerry handsets. This enhancement is automatic for T-Mobile customers with compatible phones. T-Mobile plans to make web2go available on nearly all new T-Mobile phones over the coming months.