lastminute.com embraces WAP

Cheap flights on expensive phones

Lastminute.com plans to offer its flights over WAP phones. The Mecca for every self-respecting cheap traveller will let users search its database of flights from London. The service, developed by new media consultancy pres.co, is due to be launched this week at Cellnet’s WAP portal. It promises real-time prices, so punters will get access to the same information as they would from browsing the Website. Once users have the information they need they receive a phone number through which to book flights. "The new WAP technology is a logical extension and development of the lastminute.com brand," said Sep Riahi, VP of business development at the company. "As this technology becomes more widespread we will be seeing a huge growth in the amount of services available through this channel." Yesterday also saw BT launch its WAP services package.® Related stories Flotation ahoy for lastminute.com WAP demand to hit warp ten claim supporters

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