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Frances Ng (Tel: 2128 6739)

4-8-2000

Orange provides HKCEE students with
"Mobile Services for Secondary Six Vacancy Information"

Orange is joining hands with application services provider "Cherrypicks" to provide students with the most up-to-date information on secondary six vacancy offered by the Education Department. This service will start upon the announcement of HKCEE results on August 9.

Accessing timely Secondary Six Vacancy Information through Orangeworld

With the Orangeworld wirefree internet service, HKCEE students can obtain the secondary six vacancy information on more than 360 secondary schools in Hong Kong anytime and anywhere via the WAP handset without the hassle of searching around from school to school.

Orangeworld allows students to access the secondary six vacancy information in the most user-friendly and easiest way. Simply choose the "Education" section from the 11 main categories of Orangeworld in the vertical portal and then choose "Education Institute" followed by selecting "S6 Vacancy", students can access those vacancy information according to the school ID, district, stream of study or medium of instruction. Moreover, students can also register at Cherrypicks website (www.cherrypicks.com/edus6) to pre-select up to 15 preferred schools for easy viewing at all time.

Automatic Short Message Alert Service for Secondary Six Vacancy Information

Orange is among a few exclusive service provider to offer short message alert service for secondary six vacancy information for Orange's Dualband and CDMA subscribers. Simply register a maximum of 5 selected schools on Cherrypicks website, the service will automatically send short message to alert students when there are either below "25", below "15" or below "5" vacancies and when there is no vacancy for each of the 5 pre-selected schools.

Special offer for the Orangeworld wirefree internet service

During the promotion period, customer can enjoy 50 minutes of Orangeworld wirefree internet service for 3 consecutive months upon payment of the first monthly fee of HK$25. Short message service will be charged at only HK$0.5 for each message.

Notes to Editors

  • Hutchison Telecom is the largest mobile phone operator in Hong Kong with a subscriber base of over 1.5 million, representing the largest share of the local market (as of June 2000).

  • Orangeworld delivers the richest, broadest and deepest Chinese online content, teaming up with nearly 110 WAP content providers, to offer up to 270 sites including exclusive information offerings from over 60 leading content providers, which categorises into 11 main groups under a unique vertical portal design.

  • Hutchison Telecom has established an extensive distribution channels for easy access of its services with nearly 40 retail outlets across the territory plus approximately 200 authorized dealer outlets and the sales counters in Watson's The Chemist and Fortress stores.

  • Hutchison Telecom places strong emphasis on delivering the best level of customer services. The launch of two innovative Customer Services Centres in Shatin and Mongkok brings the convenience of maintenance, servicing and sales extend to meet customers needs.

  • For more information about Hutchison Telecom, please visit the Company's website: www.hutchnet.com.hk. Hutchison Telecom's recently-issued press releases can be obtained at the website: www.hutchnet.com.hk/eng/company/press-idx.htm.