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Yahoo! and Nextel Join Forces to Launch Yahoo! Mobile Internet Across Nextel's Digital Wireless Network
Yahoo!'s Suite of Products Offer Nextel Customers Enhanced Messaging Services on the Go

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & RESTON, Va., Dec 14, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Nextel Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:NXTL) and Yahoo!(R) Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO), a leading global Internet company, today announced a new relationship to offer Yahoo! Mobile Internet -- a suite of Yahoo! products and services, including e-mail, instant messaging, games and news content -- on Nextel handheld devices. The availability of core Yahoo! services will allow Nextel customers to take advantage of Yahoo!'s wireless messaging capabilities to stay connected and informed while on the go anywhere on Nextel's nationwide network.

"We are excited to work with Nextel and give their millions of customers new ways to connect to Yahoo! while on the go," said Doug Garland, senior vice president, Yahoo! Mobile. "Our new relationship with Nextel and the launch of Yahoo! Mobile Internet across their network is further proof of Yahoo!'s appeal to our carrier partners, and we are pleased to continue to develop solutions that drive adoption and usability of mobile data services in the United States."

"The addition of Yahoo! Mobile Internet to Nextel's suite of wireless data services is yet another offering available on Nextel's mobile devices that enable our customers to easily send and receive information while out of the office," said Tim Dunne, vice president of digital media and business development for Nextel. "We are pleased to be working with Yahoo!, as it is a leading Internet company and one that our customers will find useful as they conduct business."

To access Yahoo!'s services, Nextel customers just log in to Yahoo! from their wireless devices to access their choice of market-leading content and services, including:

  • Yahoo! Mail -- The number one e-mail service in the country helps consumers stay in touch at home, work or while traveling
  • Yahoo! Messenger -- One of the most popular instant messaging services, Yahoo! Messenger allows customers to keep in touch with their "friends" by sending short text messages between wireless devices and PCs, and to see which of their friends are online and ready to chat in real-time
  • Yahoo! Sports -- A fast and interactive experience for sports fans. Users can keep up on breaking news and the latest scores for their favorite teams and sporting events
  • Yahoo! News -- Customers can stay informed while on the go with access to U.S. and international news, including top stories, breaking business news, and the latest from the world of entertainment
  • Yahoo! Games -- Customers will keep entertained with a leading suite of games with even more downloadable games in the future

Yahoo! Mobile focuses on extending key Yahoo! services beyond the desktop, providing an integrated PC-to-Mobile experience and making the most of the mobile environment. Yahoo! continues to improve and innovate its offerings for mobile users and works closely with major mobile carriers around the world in order to deliver services to the widest possible audience.

Nextel is a leader in the digital wireless industry and offers a suite of products and services to help businesses raise efficiencies and provide mobile workforces with instant communication across a campus or the country. Nextel's all-digital wireless network provides exceptional sound and transmission quality, using state-of-the-art methods that deliver unparalleled Nextel services in Digital Cellular, instant Direct Connect(R) walkie-talkie service, Nextel Mobile Messaging and Nextel Online(R) Service. Nextel's exceptional coverage allows customers to run custom data applications for specialized industry segments from their handsets.

About Yahoo!

Yahoo! Inc. is a leading provider of comprehensive online products and services to consumers and businesses worldwide. Yahoo! is the No. 1 Internet brand globally and the most trafficked Internet destination worldwide. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Yahoo!'s global network includes 25 world properties and is available in 13 languages.

About Nextel

Nextel Communications, a FORTUNE 200 company based in Reston, Va., is a leading provider of fully integrated wireless communications services and has built the largest guaranteed all-digital wireless network in the country covering thousands of communities across the United States. Today 95 percent of FORTUNE 500 companies are Nextel customers. Nextel and Nextel Partners, Inc. currently serve 297 of the top 300 U.S. markets where approximately 259 million people live or work.

Yahoo! and the Yahoo! logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Yahoo! Inc.

All other names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

SOURCE: Yahoo! Inc.

Yahoo! Inc.
Nicole Leverich, 408-349-5583
Nextel Communications
Margaret Brown, 703-433-4904