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Bell Offers Wireless Access to MSN Hotmail

[Toronto, CANADA] MSN Hotmail, the globally accessible free Web-based electronic mail service, is now available wirelessly for the first time in Canada on Mobile Browser, a Bell Mobility service that enables users to log onto the Internet from a Digital PCS phone or RIM Blackberry device.

Effective this month, Bell Mobility customers can now access their MSN Hotmail account directly from the Mobile Browser main menu in a single click, enabling them to view, compose, send, receive, and forward e-mail.

MSN Hotmail recently surpassed five million active accounts in Canada. There are 66 million active Hotmail accounts worldwide, with an average of 270,000 accounts opened daily around the world.

Hotmail is now available in seven languages, including English, French, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, and Japanese.

"Bell Mobility is pleased to be the first wireless carrier to offer Canadians direct, simple anytime, anywhere access to their MSN Hotmail e-mail accounts," said Rob Bruce, senior vice president of marketing at Bell Mobility.

"This service is a significant complement to Mobile Browser and supports our goal of offering Canadians the greatest choice in accessing the best sites and services available on the wireless Web."

Bell Mobility launched Mobile Browser in May 1999, making it the first PCS company in North America to put an Internet browser into the PCS handset.

Today, Mobile Browser users can access and view more than 40 Internet sites that have been specially-adapted for small display screens.

MSN.CA is the home of MSN Hotmail in Canada. The site offers Canadians Internet services, information, entertainment, and a variety of communication options including MSN Hotmail Web-based e-mail service.