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03/03/2005

CINGULAR AND LG MAKE VOTING FOR "AMERICAN IDOL" EASIER THAN EVER WITH NEW LG F9100 HANDSET

CINGULAR AND LG MAKE VOTING FOR "AMERICAN IDOL" EASIER THAN EVER WITH NEW LG F9100 HANDSET

CINGULAR AND LG MAKE VOTING FOR "AMERICAN IDOL" EASIER THAN EVER WITH NEW LG F9100 HANDSET

Features Include Slide-out QWERTY Keyboard for Fast and Easy Mobile IM and Text Messaging Experience

ATLANTA & SAN DIEGO - March 3, 2005 - Today LG Mobile Phones and Cingular Wireless introduced the LG F9100, the first handset from LG Mobile Phones designed to provide wireless users with a convenient instant messaging experience. The F9100 allows easy typing and constant access to all of the most popular IM applications.

In addition, LG has partnered with Cingular to feature the F9100 in promotional activities surrounding Cingular's sponsorship of the 2005 season of "American Idol." With the F9100's unique design and text messaging capabilities, and Cingular's nationwide voice and data network, it's easier than ever for viewers to be a part of the action and vote for their favorite performers during the show's fourth season.

To enhance the instant messaging experience, the F9100 features a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard for fast and easy typing. In addition, when the keyboard is open, the F9100 screen image rotates 90 degrees for IM, Text Messaging, and Address Book functions. One-touch IM allows instant access to a choice of AOL Instant Messenger, ICQ or Yahoo! Messenger. Users can hold up to 35 open IM conversations simultaneously and participate in group chats.
The F9100 features a unique 5-way joystick for easier navigation and supports text messaging and multi-media messaging services as well as mobile Web capabilities. In addition, the F9100 has up to four-and-a-half hours of talk time, 65K color screen, voice-activated dialing, polyphonic ringtones and sound, 255-contact address book, personal organizer and 24 MB memory for storing downloaded content, such as the latest in gaming and real music ringtones by some of today's hottest artists.

"The F9100 builds strongly in the LG legacy of developing the most visually-appealing, functional handsets on the market," said Jon Maron, director of marketing communications for LG Mobile Phones. "Partnering with Cingular Wireless for the "American Idol" promotions allows LG to continue to reach new segments of consumers across the country and introduce them to the entertainment possibilities available through LG handsets and the LG credo of Life's Good."

"LG's F9100 is a terrific handset for "American Idol" voting and web chats," said David Christopher, vice president of product management for Cingular Wireless. "With the features of this handset and the capabilities of the Cingular Wireless network, we are introducing fans to a unique, interactive entertainment experience on their mobile phone."

Pricing and Availability
The LG F9100 is available at Cingular Wireless (www.cingular.com) for $99.99, after a $50 mail-in rebate.

Texting Your "American Idol" Vote Is As Easy As 1,2,3!
Texting a vote is easy! Cingular customers can text their vote using these three simple steps:
1. On any Cingular Wireless phone, select Menu and start a new message from the Text Messaging option.
2. Type in the word VOTE, then select Options, and Send.
3. Enter the four-digit number of the contestant you want to vote for, then select OK. (Numbers are listed during voting shows.)

Cingular offers two easy ways to text message:
- Pay as you go (automatically included with your service - $0.10 a message)
- Select a text/instant messaging package for as low as $2.99 a month

Most Cingular phones support text messaging. Have an older phone and not sure if it is enabled for text messaging? Visit www.cingular.com/media/text_messaging_faqs#faq8 to find out how to enable your phone.

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