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Vienna, 18th July, 2003

All good things are 3.


As of yesterday all Innsbruckers and Tyroleans between Zirl and Wattens can put the future of Mobile Multi Media into their pockets. Video telephony users also get voice calls for unprecedented prices - 0,4 Cents calls across all Austrian networks, 24 hours a day.

"We are glad, that starting with Innsbruck we made the first important step towards western Austria. More cities - Klagenfurt, Wels, Bregenz, Dornbirn and Villach - are coming this year" said Berthold Thoma, CEO Hutchison 3G Austria.


3 has already introduced its second UMTS handset to come on the market. The new handset by NEC doesn't even remind one of old mobile phones. It is ultra slim, has a large colour screen, and includes two built-in cameras for video calls, capturing video, and still images. The NEC e808 has 64 MB memory, an alphanumeric (QWERTY) keyboard, a USB-interface as well as an email client. That makes it into a real mobile office.

The NEC e808Y is just one of a many new video mobiles that will be available on 3's network over the next months. "It is very important for us to offer our customers a wide choice of premium handsets. Therefore we will continue to expand our range of video mobiles by launching a new mobile nearly every month" says Berthold Thoma.


And now at Multi-media provider NiEDERMEYER: 3Mobiles - as Hutchison calls its UMTS Handsets - accompanied by the services and products of "3.," the UMTS utensil for telephony with moving pictures, accompanied by the network coverage of 3 will be offered in 70 select branches.

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About Hutchison 3G Austria

Hutchison 3G Austria is a 100% subsidiary of Hutchison Whampoa Limited, headquartered in Hong Kong and owner of the UMTS license since November 2000. Under the brand "3" the company launches as the first purely mobile multimedia provider on the Austrian market. 3 provides innovative multimedia products and services for mobile usage (e.g. video call, video clips, etc.). 3 is a convergence of telecommunication, internet and classic media.

For further information please contact:
Maritheres Paul
Head of Corporate Communications
Hutchison 3G Austria GmbH
Tel.: +43-1-74047 33704
3Mobile: +43-660-3773773