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Any Question Answered Text Service Available on All Major UK Networks
[June 15, 2004]

Any Question Answered Text Service Available on All Major UK Networks

LONDON, England, June 15 /PRNewswire/ --

- Factual and Fun Answers Delivered by AQA to Mobile Phones Within
Minutes. So If You Want to Know England's Football Score or How Henman
is Doing at Wimbledon, Text AQA on 63336 For an Answer.



IssueBits Ltd, the company behind the AQA(TM) service, announces that AQA
is now available on all major phone networks in the UK, reaching a potential
audience of over 45 million people.


AQA, which stands for Any Question Answered, is a text message (sms)
question and answer service. Since the selected network launch of the service
in April, mobile phone users across the UK have been inundating AQA with
practical, impractical and genuinely bizarre questions looking for facts and
fun. T-Mobile mobile phone network subscribers can now join O2, Orange and
Vodafone subscribers in the UK to get answers from AQA by texting their
questions to 63336.


With Euro 2004 and Wimbledon just around the corner, the AQA service has
been helping people stuck in pubs with those all important questions...
"Who's going to be in the final?", "Which country failed to score a goal in
the last Euro championships?" or "Whose round is it next?"


Examples of questions received over the last few days include:



Q. When are England playing their next games?
A. England games are 17/6 vs Switzerland at 5pm and 21/6 vs Croatia at
7.45pm. AQA predicts a England final rematch vs France 4/7 at 7.45pm


Q. Is the Pope a footballer?
A. In his youth, Pope John Paul II regularly played football for his
school and university sides (as goalkeeper).


Q. What's the furthest Tim has got?
A. Tim Henman has never won a grand slam event. He reached the semi-final
match in the Paris Open only to lose against Coria 3-6 6-4 6-0 7-5.


Q. How many times did Billy Jean King win Wimbledon?
A. Billy Jean King won the Wimbledon Ladies Championship six times: in
1966 (beating Bueno), 67(Jones), 68 (Tegart), 73 (Evert) and 72 and
75(Goolagong)




Anyone with a mobile phone can ask AQA a question - any time of the day
or night - by simply texting the question to 63336. It costs GBP1 per
question sent plus a standard text charge to use AQA. The answer will be
delivered within minutes in a single text message.


The AQA service is provided by IssueBits Ltd, a private company set up by
Colly Myers, former CEO of Symbian, with founders Bill Batchelor and Paul
Cockerton. Together the founders have over 50 years experience in technology,
software and consumer industries. For more information on the AQA service see
http://www.aqa.issuebits.com








Issuebits Ltd


For information and interviews please contact Paul Cockerton, Marketing Director at IssueBits, T: +44 (0)20 7266 5951, M: +44 (0)797 625 1981, E: paul.cockerton@issuebits.com

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