New U2 Mobile News Service

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6.29.02 -

As webmaster of, I am pleased to announce the launch of a unique and exclusive U2 mobile news service. Smart421 has teamed up with, in offering customized U2 news worldwide.

About 2-3 times a week, you will have the latest U2 news sent directly to your cellphone, anywhere, wherever u happen to be. The service, developed by the programmers at, delivers targeted, customized U2 news (and ONLY U2 news) straight to your cellphone.

Our U2 news utilizes the "Short Message Service" (SMS), which is a system by which text messages can be sent between mobile phones. The message can be up to 160 characters in length on most networks. Your fresh, customized U2 news is "pushed" to your cellphone through Short Message Service text messaging. SMS operates on a 'store and forward' concept, so even if the recipient's phone is switched off, they will receive the message. Unlike WAP and other new entrant services, SMS is available to nearly 70% of the general population of North America & most major European countries.

Now, GiveUsTheScore has offered a new and EXCLUSIVE U2 mobile service, in addition to their powerful SMS-based football coverage services.

Based in England, GiveUstheScore was born when a developer at Smart421 wanted to find a way to avoid missing his team's results when out shopping with his wife. The company delivers football scores - including goal-by-goal coverage - real time via SMS to mobile phones on any network. GiveUstheLot offers a free service for lottery results in the same way. It commenced business in February 2000 and currently serves over 30,000 subscribers. It has secured a national promotion in association with The Mirror Group and icFootball, and is affiliated with Eidos and Midas. While the service covers UK football at present, there are plans to extend it to horse racing, formula one, rugby, cricket and more. Smart421 developed the messaging platform used by GiveUsthescore and offers this to other organizations wishing to take advantage of SMS messaging.

You now have the opportunity to try out the only U2 news service of its kind. Start enjoying the convenience of U2 mobile news, and put U2 in your pocket!

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