SOURCE: 4INFO

November 05, 2007 08:20 ET

San Francisco 49ers Partner With 4INFO to Bring Team Updates to Mobile Phones Anywhere

Fans Can Now Receive Free Text Updates on Game Scores, Player Stats and More

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - November 5, 2007) - 4INFO, Inc., the leader in text publishing and advertising, today announced it has inked an exclusive publishing partnership with the San Francisco 49ers to give fans the ability to receive and access news and information about the team, games and players via their mobile phones.

Starting today, fans can text the word "faithful" to 44636 (4INFO on a keypad) to instantly receive team and player news, stats and updates on any mobile phone that can send or receive a text message, or visit http://49ersfaithful.net/49ersstuff/ to sign up for automatic text message alerts.

"As a Bay Area company, 4INFO is particularly excited to give our home team, the San Francisco 49ers, the ability to deliver play by play information to their fans as it happens," said 4INFO CEO Zaw Thet. "Now, fans that can't catch a game live or on TV can still experience the drama through real-time alerts and updates. Fans can also have a direct line in to the latest 49ers news, straight from the source."

Information that fans will be able to access includes the latest in team news, lineups, injuries and standings. The service is free to users, but individual carriers' text messaging rates apply.

"49ers fans didn't get the name '49ers faithful' for nothing -- we know they are always hungry for the latest team and player news from the gridiron and the locker room," said 49ers vice president of sales and marketing, David Peart. "Partnering with 4INFO to broadcast breaking news via text messages gives us a cutting-edge way to help keep our fans in the know -- no matter where they are or what type of phone they carry."

About 4INFO

The leader in text messaging services, 4INFO helps people stay in the know while they're on the go. Founded in 2004, 4INFO delivers millions of real-time SMS answers and entertainment messages -- both as a response to a search query, or as an alert on subjects ranging from sports scores and weather updates to stock quotes and celebrity gossip. 4INFO's services work on any cell phone and are free of charge. Companies also partner with 4INFO to connect with their mobile audiences and deliver free ad-supported SMS content. 4INFO's SMS ad serving technology and targeted advertising programs give businesses the ability to reach consumers in a new medium with measurable results. Headquartered in San Mateo, Calif., 4INFO is backed by Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Gannett Company, Inc., Sand Hill Capital, U.S. Venture Partners and NBC Universal. Learn more at: http://www.4info.net or send a text to 44636.

Contact Information

  • 4INFO Contact:
    Jen Colton
    Flashpoint Public Relations
    (415) 551-9621
    Email Contact

    49ers Contact:
    Katherine Madariaga
    San Francisco 49ers
    (408) 562-4957
    Email Contact