Bedminster, NJ and Downers Grove, IL — Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless service provider, and OAG, the global content management company specializing in travel and transport, have teamed up to offer a new mobile travel application to Verizon Wireless Mobile Web 2.0SM customers. OAG's Key2Travel allows busy travelers to receive updates on their flight status, access travel information for their destination and execute fulfillment of travel-related services and products.
OAG Key2Travel has multiple components that cover almost all the needs of today's travelers. Verizon Wireless Mobile Web 2.0 customers that subscribe to Key2Travel will be able to receive TXT Message updates that provide them with information about their latest flight status as well as the following information about their travel destinations:
- City Guides
- Limo/car rental companies
For the benefit of the avid traveler, OAG's Key2Travel also allows Verizon Wireless customers to request and manage travel-related products and services such as booking dinner reservations or a hotel room, ordering theatre tickets or limo service.
OAG's Key2Travel is available now from Verizon Wireless on Mobile Web 2.0-capable handsets. Mobile Web 2.0 can be self provisioned, eliminating the need for customers to call customer service or visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store to sign up for the service. Customers simply register for Mobile Web 2.0 on their Mobile Web 2.0-capable handset and get access to information and content right from their wireless handsets. Mobile Web 2.0 is available for a $5.00 monthly access, plus airtime. Key2Travel is a premium application and is available for an additional monthly fee of $4.99 or $1.99 for a daily use purchase added to the $5.00 Mobile Web 2.0 monthly access cost. Standard TXT Messaging rates apply to all Key2Travel TXT Messaging updates.
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OAG is a global content management company specializing in travel and transport. OAG's expertise is in managing large amounts of data and building applications and products to get that information into the hands of people who need it. OAG controls a variety of travel related content. It is best known for its airline schedules database, which holds flight details for 1,000 airlines and more than 3,000 airports and is updated approximately ten times each second. OAG provides a broad range of products for business and consumer customers, available in virtually any way the customer wants it: internet, PDA, mobile, digital and print. OAG is a private company with over 450 staff in Europe, America and Asia.
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