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5 Feb 2004
Wharf T&T Launches iFAX Service with Revolutionary Concept for Residential and Business Users
with Revolutionary Concept for Residential and Business Users
Wharf T&T, one of the fastest growing fixed telecommunications network services (FTNS) operator in Hong Kong, has always been bringing innovative telecom services to the Hong Kong consumers to improve their standard of living. Riding on the earlier success of the MobileLine service with the unique Block-the-blocker function over mobile phone, Wharf T&T now introduces the brand new iFAX service with revolutionary features.

Although there are similar services in the marketplace, Wharf T&T will never settle for providing me-too products with standard features. Wharf T&T's iFAX service stands out from the others with its innovative and powerful features, including Fax Alert, Anonymous Fax Blocking, Dual Fax-in and Fax Alert & Receive. Fax Alert function will send out instant voice alert to your mobile phone or email box whenever you have a fax message; Anonymous Fax Blocking function will reject all incoming fax not showing caller fax number to avoid nuisance. Both features are offered without additional charges. With Dual Fax-in function, fax can be delivered to your designated fax machine and email box simultaneously, which prevents users from losing any important fax caused by the fault of fax machine or email server. After receiving a voice alert, users can instantly collect fax at any designated local fax machine by command with the Fax Alert & Receive function.

Understanding how fax-to-email works, it is not difficult to realize other intelligent ways of using iFAX service. Users may establish an e-filing system by faxing their to-be-archived documents to their iFAX numbers and subsequently saving those documents in their computers by downloading their fax from their email boxes. This is especially useful for individual users to keep record of electricity bills, water bills and bank statements in electronic files for easy reference while avoiding the piling up of papers.

"Wharf T&T is always looking for new challenges. In order to cater for the market demand and the trend of mobile office, Wharf T&T introduces iFAX service with various value-added functions, which makes it stand out from similar services in the market. Integrating the Internet technology with the function of fax machine, iFAX service comprehensively enhances fax to email service. It is suitable for both residential and business users, like agents, sales representatives, freelancers and especially business travellers. It works like a virtual personal fax machine for receiving fax anywhere anytime. iFAX provides users an environmentally friendly and cost effective solution at low cost. Customers can enjoy great savings as they do not need to buy a fax machine and lease a fax line!" according to Mr. Tony Cheung Tung-lan, Vice President of Consumer Market, Wharf T&T.

To celebrate the year of Monkey, Wharf T&T introduces a special offer of this innovative iFAX service to business customers. During the promotional period, Wharf T&T offers one-year free service of iFAX Basic Plan A to 5,000 business customers on a first-come-first-served basis. The package includes 100 free pages, Fax Alert and Anonymous Fax Blocking functions. This fabulous offer is applicable to all non-Wharf T&T BUSINESSLINE customers registered on or before 29 February 2004. No fixed term contract is required and interested customers can register via fax 2112-8108 or email to bmmarketing@wharftt.com for further enquiries. Besides, existing Wharf T&T BUSINESSLINE customers are entitled to enjoy an iFAX Basic Plan A special offer of first 3-month free rental and subsequent special rates as low as HK$25 per month. Existing BUSINESSLINE customers can simply call 121-888 for registration.

Super HOMELINE customers can register the service via Registration Hotline 121-007 at a special monthly rental of HK$16 only, including 50 free pages, Fax Alert, Anonymous Fax Blocking functions and Fax Alert & Receive. Customers can now access their fax anywhere conveniently through this revolutionary fax-to-email service at a low cost.
About Wharf T&T Limited

Wharf T&T, licensed in 1995, is one of the fastest growing fixed-line operators with significant investment in its own telecommunications network infrastructure in Hong Kong. Since its debut when the Hong Kong fixed telecommunications market was liberalized, Wharf T&T has continually sought to upgrade its services and deliver competitive products at competitive prices to Hong Kong businesses and consumers.

Wharf T&T is a member of The Wharf Group, one of the largest groups of companies in Hong Kong. The Wharf Group also owns i-CABLE Communications Limited, the No. 1 Television Station in Hong Kong for news, movies and sports, as well as being a leading Internet access service provider.

For further information about both Wharf T&T and The Wharf Group, please visit the Wharf T&T website at www.wharftt.com.

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