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Sprint PCS Adds DealTime Comparison Shopping

All-digital wireless network Sprint PCS signed an agreement making DealTime's independent online comparison shopping service available on the Sprint PCS Wireless Web.

Via DealTime, Sprint PCS customers with an Internet-ready Sprint PCS Phone will be able to compare prices in a variety of Web shopping categories, including electronics, flowers, gifts, books, computers and appliances. Financial arrangements between the companies were not disclosed.

"As a result of this agreement, consumers will be able to further integrate Web-enabled phones into their lives and compare prices anywhere, even in a store -- like checking out the price of the latest DVD player while standing in a local electronics store," said David Epstein, senior vice president, corporate development at DealTime.

DealTime will be located within the "Shopping" category of the Sprint PCS Wireless Web. Future functionality will include the ability to purchase items directly from the DealTime site on an Internet-ready Sprint PCS Phone.

Sprint PCS phones let customers shop, trade stocks online, browse select Internet-based content in real time, receive automatic personalized news features, weather, stock quotes, and e-mail updates, and connect to the Internet or corporate intranets.

DealTime, already available for wireless devices at dealtime.com/mobile and to AT&T's PocketNet Service subscribers, allows consumers to compare models, brands, merchant types and prices from merchants across the Web, as well as off-line sellers.

DealAgent, DealTime's dynamic pricing engine, empowers merchants, manufacturers and industry analysts by providing aggregated indication-of-interest data about consumer buying activity through DealTime.