AOL, AT&T Ink Wireless Net Deal

BOSTON (07/17/2000) - AT&T Wireless Services Inc. will add America Online Inc. e-mail and content to its wireless Web services, the companies announced Monday.

The deal will give AOL subscribers access to their e-mail account from pagers and cellular phones using AT&T's Digital PocketNet service at the service's standard charge of US$6.99 per month, and access to the Web for $14.99. AT&T and AOL did not disclose the terms of the deal.

PocketNet currently includes unlimited access to about 40 Web sites chosen by AT&T with information suitable for display on mobile phones, if surfers sign up for an AT&T digital wireless voice plan and buy one of two wireless Internet phones. PocketNet also provides e-mail subscribers with access to EarthLink Network Inc., MindSpring Enterprises Inc., RCN Corp., AT&T's own e-mail service and most local, university and European ISPs (internet service providers).

The compact adds AOL to the list. "The biggest one, of course, is e-mail. That gives AOL subscribers unlimited use of their e-mail on their cell phone or pager for a flat rate," said Danielle Perry, an AT&T spokeswoman. "With other providers, they have to pay by the minute."

AT&T, based in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, can be reached at +1-908-221-2000 or AOL, in Dulles, Virginia, is at +1-703-448-8700 or at

Join the newsletter!


Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

More about America OnlineAOLAT&TAT&T WirelessEarthLinkMindSpringMindSpring EnterprisesRCN

Show Comments