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AOL E-mail And AOL Instant Messenger Service For AT&T Wireless mMODE

April 23, 2002 

America Online, Inc., the world's leading interactive services company, announced today the availability of AOL Mail and the AOL(R) Instant Messenger(TM) (AIM(R)) service for subscribers of AT&T Wireless new mMode(SM). By providing easy access to AOL Mail and instant messaging from mMode capable wireless phones, wireless consumers can communicate and stay informed whenever they are in mMode.

"Millions of people have made e-mail and instant messaging part of their daily lives, and many others are learning how simple, fun and convenient it can be," said Lex Felker, Senior Vice President of AOL Anywhere for America Online. "Already, AOL's online audiences send more than 1.3 billion instant messages and more than 375 million e-mails each day to their friends and loved ones and with mMode, they can take the ease and convenience of these popular communication services with them wherever they go."

"We're very pleased to add access to AOL Mail and the AOL Instant Messenger service to our broadening portfolio of mMode services," said Andy Willet, Vice President of Consumer Data Offers for AT&T Wireless. "America Online provides a simple, easy-to-use way for our customers to stay in touch while on the go."

With wireless access to AOL Mail, AOL members have the ability to retrieve and respond to e-mail from their mMode capable phone. In addition, AOL members can use their mMode phone to access information found in their AOL Address Book, allowing them to easily address e-mails, look up contact information and add new contacts.

The AIM service is used by millions of Internet users every day to communicate in real-time with friends and family. Instant messaging has become an online phenomenon, and now, mMode customers can access their AOL Buddy List(R) feature and "chat" with family and friends by typing short text messages on their wireless phones. Customers also have the added convenience of knowing that their messages are being received and read virtually in real-time as well as "chatting without talking" when discretion during a personal conversation is needed.

About mMode

mMode provides dozens of unique services that enable AT&T Wireless customers to use their wireless phones for much more than placing phone calls. mMode gives AT&T Wireless customers access to the information and people they care about most -- with a few clicks of their keypads. mMode is available in all AT&T Wireless GSM/GPRS markets. Additional details about mMode availability can be found at

About America Online, Inc.

America Online, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:AOL). Based in Dulles, Virginia, America Online is the world's leader in interactive services, Web brands, Internet technologies and e-commerce services.

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