January 26, 2001, 3:31 PM — (REUTERS) -- Juno Online Services Inc. said Monday it struck a deal with Sprint PCS that makes Juno the latest Internet service provider to offer its services over the carrier's wireless Web.
Through the pact, customers of Sprint PCS, the wireless communications unit of long distance phone company Sprint Corp.'s , will be able to access Juno from Sprint PCS Internet-ready phones.
Juno Mobile will also be a featured link on the Sprint PCS Wireless Web, the company said in a statement.
"Juno Mobile is the latest step in Juno's initiative to make our services available to subscribers whenever and wherever they want them. We're starting with e-mail, and plan to introduce broader Internet functionality in future versions of Juno Mobile," said Charles Ardai, Juno's president and chief executive officer, in a statement.
The move follows initiatives by many of Juno's rivals to offer access "anywhere" through a variety of devices beyond the personal computer.
Sprint PCS has struck similar alliances with Microsoft Corp.'s MSN, America Online Inc. and Yahoo Inc. .
Shares of Juno were up more than 6 percent to $1-1/16 while shares of Sprint PCS were off 5/16 at $23-5/8.
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