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Hutchison Telecom and So-net HK join hands to bring the
colour entertaining contents and applications to Orange users

Offers Hong Kong's first So-net Mobile soccer star photo downloading service and
a rich array of unique colour contents and applications for Orange users

Hong Kong, July 11, 2002 - Hutchison Telecommunications (Hong Kong) Limited ("Hutchison Telecom"), the largest mobile operator in Hong Kong, and So-net HK, Sony's quality broadband service provider, announced today the collaboration to bring So-net Mobile's entertaining colour contents and applications to Hutchison Telecom's Orange users in Hong Kong. From now on, Orange users are able to download a selection of over 100 colour photos from So-net Mobile including highly popular soccer star images, pin-up girls, image boys and many more to their handsets.

"We are pleased to collaborate with So-net HK as one of our major content providers, to bring a compelling range of colour mobile contents and exciting applications to Orange users. With the launch of the territory's most content-rich Orange MMS, the collaboration with So-net HK further consolidates our leading position in MMS development," said Mrs. Agnes Nardi, Managing Director of Hutchison Telecom. "The launch of Orange MMS marks a new milestone for Hutchison Telecom's mobile multimedia development. We offer the best and most fascinating MMS service in terms of contents, applications, charging method and roaming coverage. We believe Orange MMS can further stimulate the demand for mobile data services, laying an important foundation for our third-generation mobile development and cultivating the local market for migrating to the mobile multimedia arena."

"As Sony's quality broadband service provider, So-net HK strives to offer customers the ultimate enjoyment by providing excellent broadband services and a wide range of unique contents. We are very pleased that the collaboration with Hutchison Telecom enables more mobile users to enjoy our rich and fascinating mobile contents. In particular, Orange users are able to download the contents with Orange's comprehensive services," said Mr. Nobumasa Yui, Division Manager of So-net HK, Sony Corporation of Hong Kong Limited.

"Leveraging on the synergy between the two companies, we believe So-net HK will set a new trend for mobile content development in the territory. We will bring in more exciting mobile contents to keep pace with the technological development of the local mobile market." Mr. Yui added.

So-net Mobile's fascinating colour contents and applications

Orange users are able to enjoy a wide selection of over 100 colour image downloads from So-net Mobile, covering photos of famous soccer stars, pin-up girls, image boys, animals and other lovely images. Orange users can download these images as handset wallpapers from Orange's WAP-based MMS library via their handsets. Besides, Orange users can tell their luck from So-net Mobile's fortune telling game and to obtain the latest news on Japanese trends and entertainment via Orange MMS portal.

Subscription Fee for "So-net Mobile Service"

Orange users simply need to pay a monthly subscription fee of HK$25* to enjoy unlimited access and download to the comprehensive contents** at "So-net Mobile Service". Orange users registering the service on or before July 31, 2002 will enjoy their first month service for free.

At the launch, So-net Mobile Service includes the following categories and will expand to add in more fun and entertainment.

Customers can get more information about "So-net Mobile Service" by calling the following hotline or visiting the Web sites:

Orange Customer Services Hotline: 2121 1228; Orange Website:

WAP and Web site of So-net Mobile Service:

Remarks :
* Promotional offer will be valid till Oct 31, 2002.
** Content is available in both English and Chinese.

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About Hutchison Telecommunications (Hong Kong) Limited

Hutchison Telecommunications (Hong Kong) Limited ("Hutchison Telecom") is the operating unit for managing Hutchison Whampoa Group's wireless communications operations in Hong Kong, Macau and the Mainland China. Hutchison Telecom is the largest mobile operator in Hong Kong, providing superior GSM Dualband and CDMA services with superb network quality and the widest international roaming coverage under the "Orange" brand. With the award of a 3G licence in Hong Kong in October 2001, the Company is currently developing a world-class 3G network in Hong Kong and extending its 2G/2.5G technical and service excellence into the 3G era. Hutchison Telecom forms an integral part of Hutchison Whampoa Group's global 3G footprint with a vision to lead Hong Kong to stay at the forefront of the mobile multimedia arena. For more information about Hutchison Telecom, please visit the Company's website at

About So-net HK

So-net HK, a division of Sony Corporation of Hong Kong Limited, was launched in July 2001 as a premier broadband ISP providing high quality, reliable service and dynamic content to subscribers. It offers a range of quality service plans and 24-hour customer service to meet customers' needs. Customers can find more information from its Web site:

For media enquiries, please contact:

Frances Ng
Hutchison Telecommunications (Hong Kong) Limited
Tel: (852) 2128 6739
Fax: (852) 2123 1257

Fiona Chan
Sony Corporation of Hong Kong Limited
Tel: (852) 2909 1850
Fax: (852) 2909 3850