Leap Onto Google

    November 8, 2006

Not all are cell phone providers are bad. In fact, some might even care about their customers. A recent agreement between Leap Wireless International Inc. and Google has made that apparent.

In a move that should please subscribers of Leap Wireless Cricket cellular service, the company has announced an agreement to let subscribers access Google services for free on their cellular phones.

The deal will enable the customers of Leap’s Cricket cellular service to access Google features such as GMail, traffic reports, local listings, and the company’s search engine. GMail attachments, including photos, PDF files, and Microsoft Word documents may also be opened.

Along with being able to access all of the features that Google has to offer, the content of the site will be formatted to fit the smaller screens of mobile devices.

The agreement is notable due to the fact that the majority of cell phone companies use internet applications that they can charge customers for.

According to Doug Hutcheson, chief executive officer and president of Leap, “Keeping mobile content both simple and unlimited for our Cricket customers is a continuing priority for the company,”

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Autmn Davis is a staff writer for WebProNews covering ebusiness and technology.