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Telus MobilityTM Selects Smith Micro to Provide Mobile Phone Wireless Modem Kits for Canadian Market

Oct 05, 2001
Kits to Feature Smith Micro's QuickLink Mobile Software, Offering Instant Mobile PC Access to the Internet Via Mobile Phone

ALISO VIEJO, CA -- The Wireless & Broadband Division of Smith Micro Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMSI), a developer and marketer of a wide range of software and service solutions for the Wireless and Broadband market, today announced that TELUS MobilityTM, a leading Canadian provider of wireless voice, data, and Internet services, has chosen Smith Micro to provide wireless modem kits for TELUS Mobility clients. The kits, to be sold through TELUS Mobility authorized dealers and stores across Canada, will enable clients to connect their laptops to the Internet using their mobile phone as a wireless modem, creating true Internet connectivity anytime and anywhere.

TELUS Mobility's wireless modem kits will utilize QuickLink® Mobile, Smith Micro's highly popular mobile Internet software. The kits, to be produced by Smith Micro, will include a serial port cable for fast and easy connection to any TELUS Mobility Web ready phone. Both of TELUS Mobility's major wireless networks will be supported: digital PCS, the company's CDMA network; and Mike, a digital network built on Motorola iDEN technology.

"These kits will greatly enhance a client's mobile connectivity by turning their existing Web ready PCS or Mike phone into a wireless modem for their laptop," said Robert Blumenthal, Vice President, Products and Services, at TELUS Mobility. "Their ease-of-use and advanced performance will greatly benefit TELUS Mobility clients who need to stay in touch on the road via e-mail, Web surfing, or company network access."

"Smith Micro is proud to extend the convenience and utility of TELUS Mobility phone products for both business and personal use," said William W. Smith, Jr., President and CEO of Smith Micro. "This contract is a significant step for our company in the wireless marketplace, and will greatly advance our penetration in North America."

QuickLink Mobile is a dependable, versatile, and efficient way to turn any mobile digital phone into a wireless modem. Among its many features is a unique Wireless Internet Accelerator that filters graphics to significantly boost data transfer; the software also uses FourelleTM Systems' VenturiTM Personal Client compression software for up to 3x faster wireless transmissions.

To increase productivity, QuickLink Mobile includes a Message Preview function that displays only subject lines of emails, enabling users to choose which critical emails to read. The Digital Dashboard shows battery status and signal strength, while automatically recording all Internet calls to make account reconciliation easy at month's end. Best of all, QuickLink Mobile's installation wizard enables users to install QuickLink Mobile and get connected to the Web in just minutes.

TELUS Mobility's wireless modem kits for PCS and Mike will be available in late October through TELUS Mobility authorized dealers and stores throughout Canada.

About TELUS Mobility:

TELUS Mobility offers wireless voice, data and Internet services to approximately 2.3 million clients across Canada, and is licensed to cover more than 30.7 million potential clients from coast to coast. For more information, please visit

TELUS Corporation is one of Canada's leading telecommunications companies, providing a full range of telecommunications products and services that connect Canadians to the world. The company is the leading service provider in Western Canada and provides, data, Internet Protocol, voice and wireless services to Central and Eastern Canada. For more information about TELUS, visit

About Smith Micro Software:

Smith Micro Software, Inc., headquartered in Aliso Viejo, CA, is a developer and marketer of wireless communication and utility software products. The company designs integrated, cross platform, easy-to-use software for personal computing and business solutions around the world. With a focus on the Internet, Wireless, and Broadband technologies, the company's products and services enable eCommerce, eBusiness, Internet communications (voice-over-IP), video conferencing, wireless communications, and network fax, along with traditional computer telephony. Smith Micro's complete line of products is available through direct sales, retail stores, value-added resellers (VARs) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Smith Micro's common stock trades on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the symbol SMSI. For more information, contact Smith Micro at (949) 362-5800 or visit the company's Web site at

This release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including without limitation risks and uncertainties relating to the company's financial prospects and projections, the company's plans for returning to profitability and the company's ability to increase in business in its Wireless and Broadband segment. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are new and changing technologies, customer acceptance of those technologies fluctuations or cancellations in orders from distribution customers, and the company's ability to compete effectively with other software companies. These and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially are discussed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its recent filings on Forms 10-K and 10-Q.

Smith Micro, the Smith Micro logo and QuickLink are trademarks or registered trademarks of Smith Micro Software, Inc. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective companies.