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Telecel expands Cellular Broadcast Service

January 26, 1999

Telecel Cellular Broadcast Service, which allows to receive – free from charge – different types of information and local information in the display of cellular telephones, has since January 20, seven new channels and was expanded to most of national territory, now covering about 60% of Portuguese population.

Telecel is the only Portuguese operator to supply this Service, which broadcasts information for limited geographical areas, allowing the content to be customised according with the areas where the Customer is. If a Customer is, for example, in Coimbra, and is looking for a pharmacy opened 24 hours, he will get the information requested by accessing the suitable channel of Cellular Broadcast Service.

This is a pilot project, initially launched in June 1998 in Lisbon, and which was after used for broadcasting information over activities in Expo 98. Its coverage was now substantially expanded and will include all the area between Douro valley and Tejo valley, including the districts of Aveiro, Castelo Branco, Coimbra, Guarda, Leiria, Lisboa, Porto (partially), Santarém e Viseu (partially), as well as Autonomous Region of Madeira. This service will be soon expanded to the remaining of the national territory.

Using the eight channels of Telecel Cellular Broadcast Service, it is possible to get free information about Totobola and Totoloto (channel 13), sports newspapers headlines and football results (channel 14), headlines of some daily newspapers (channel 15), as well as information about pharmacies opened 24 hours (channel 24) and telephone numbers of the closest hospitals (channel 20), advising and support services (channel 21), taxis (channel 34) and gas stations working 24 hours (channel 36).

To benefit from this service, Telecel Customer must have equipment supporting cellular broadcasting, have the service enabled on the telephone, select the correct channel and be in the broadcast area.

Attached: Instructions for selecting cellular broadcast channels in the most common equipment.

Equipment Service Activation

































Equipment Service Activation
   
AUDIOVOX 680 F
MENU F Messages F
Configuration Messages F Broadcast
   
Audiovox GSM 700 F
MENU F SMS F Cellular
Broadcast F Connect F <font
FACE=”Wingdings”>â
F Add F
Enter channel number F OK
   
Ericsson GH 388

Ericsson
GF388

Ericsson GH688

F
MENU F Mail F Select Mens Dif
C with arrowsF ON F Yes <font
FACE=”Wingdings”>F
List F Yes F
Yes F enter new code F enter
channel number F Yes
   
ERICSSON GA628 F
MENU F Messages (Dif. Cellular) F
Select ON with arrows F Yes F
Edit F Yes F enter channel
number F Yes
   
Ericsson GF788

ericsson
gf768

ERICSSON GF788e

<font
FACE=”Wingdings”>F
MENU F Menuy
F Broadcast F Select On with
arrows F Yes F Edit <font
FACE=”Wingdings”>F Yes F Yes F
New Code F Enter channel number F
Yes
   
ERICSSON SH888 F
MENU F Mail F Broadcast <font
FACE=”Wingdings”>F
Select ON with arrows F Yes <font
FACE=”Wingdings”>F Edit F Yes F
enter channel numberF Yes
   
MAXON 3000

MAXON 3204

F
MENU F 2 “Information Services” <font
FACE=”Wingdings”>F
4 “Channels” F 2
“New/Edit” F OK F
Select channel number F OK
   
Motorola

(todos os modelos)

F
MENU F Messages F Cellular
Broadcast F Enabled F OK <font
FACE=”Wingdings”>F
Select channel number F OK
   
Nokia 3110** F
MENU F 2 “Messages” F
5 “Information Services” F 2 “Add Theme”
F OK F Select channel number <font
FACE=”Wingdings”>F
OK
   
Nokia 5110 F
MENU F 2 “Messages” F
5 “Information Services” F 1 “Add.
Theme” F OK
   
Nokia 6110 F
MENU F 1 “Messages” F
5 “Information Services” F 4 “Themes” <font
FACE=”Wingdings”>F
2 “Add” F Select channel
number F OK

F MENU <font
FACE=”Wingdings”>F 1 “Messages” F 5
“Information Services” F 1 “Enabled” <font
FACE=”Wingdings”>F OK

   
Nokia 8110

Nokia 8110i

F
MENU F 2 “Messages” F
6 “Information Services” F 3 “Topics” <font
FACE=”Wingdings”>F
“Add Theme” F Select
channel number 11 F OK

F
MENU F 2 “Messages” F
6 “Information Services ” F 2 “Enabled” <font
FACE=”Wingdings”>F OK

   
Philips Diga / fizz / spark /
twist
F
MENU F 2 “Messages” F
7 “Broadcast messages” F Enable <font
FACE=”Wingdings”>F
OK
   
Philips Genie F
MENU F 2 “Messages” F
8 “Receive broadcast” F List <font
FACE=”Wingdings”>F
OK F All F
OK
   
Siemens S10 <font
FACE=”Wingdings”>F
MENU F 2 “Messages” /
“Mens. Transm.” F OK F
Menu Key F New F OK <font
FACE=”Wingdings”>F Select channel number 11 F OK

** – service is only supported by some versions of this model

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