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Last Updated: Wednesday, 6 April, 2005, 15:29 GMT 16:29 UK
Grand National goes mobile
Mobile users will be able to access BBC Sport's live TV coverage from Aintree for the first time this week.

All three days of the Grand National meeting will be made available in a public trial via a mobile handset.

3G users and those with Internet-enabled PDA's and mobile phones (WAP) can watch the action, with WAP coverage starting on Friday.

While the BBC will not charge to acccess the coverage, your operator will charge for data downloaded.


The meeting will be broadcast at the following times (all BST):

  • April 7th: Live from 1340 (No WAP service)
  • April 8th: Live from 1330
  • April 9th: Live from 1530

    Follow the instructions below to access the live coverage:

    3G Users*
    If you have a 3G video-call phone, simply dial 62750 and click your video call button to view the live broadcasts. The BBC does not charge for this service but your mobile operator will charge you for the video call.

    Charges vary but this could cost you from 50p per minute.

    PDA video service*
    If your device has a GPRS or WI-FI connection, surf directly to http://www.bbc.co.uk/mobile and follow the Grand National video link. To receive a direct link to our WAP video service, text the word "National" to 81010 and click on the link in the text message. Please note, not all phones support this service and each message sent to the BBC will cost 12-15p (network charges vary).

    The BBC does not charge you or your network operator to access the clips. However if you have a GPRS connection, your operator will charge you for the amount of data you use. We strongly advise you to contact them to establish how much the data is likely to cost as charges can vary widely.

    'Pay as You Go' customers accessing this trial may be charged up to 1.50 per minute by their networks and while contract charges will be considerably lower (approximately 22-25p per minute), please ensure you fully understand your payment plan before using this trial.

    WAP video service*
    If you have an Internet-enabled phone, you can access the Grand National video via the BBC WAP Homepage (http://www.bbc.co.uk/mobile). Simply follow the links to view the live broadcast. This service supports both low and high quality clips.

    To receive a direct link to our WAP video service, text the word "National" to 81010 and click on the link in the text message. Please note, not all phones support this service and each message sent to the BBC will cost 12-15p (network charges vary).

    The BBC does not charge you or your network operator to access the clips. However, your operator will charge you for the amount of data you use. We strongly advise you to contact them to establish how much the data is likely to cost as charges can vary widely.

    'Pay as You Go' customers accessing this trial may be charged up to 1.50 per minute by their networks and while contract charges will be considerably lower (approximately 22-25p per minute), please ensure you fully understand your payment plan before using this trial.



    Important Note*: This service is not available on all networks

    Your Feedback: As this is a trial, we are keen for our users to let us know of any problems you encounter with this service. You can SMS your comments to 07764335616 or send an email to mobile@bbc.co.uk

    Please note that the BBC cannot respond to all feedback received.

    Terms and Conditions: Network charges may apply. The BBC grants you a non-exclusive licence to download the video file(s) only for your personal, non-commercial use and as otherwise set out in the BBC's Terms of Use. You may not download, edit, or use this file for the purpose of promoting, advertising, endorsing or implying a connection with you (or any third party) and the BBC, its agents or employees. The BBC will not be liable for any loss or damage which you may suffer as a result of or connected with the download or use of this file. For more information visit our website at bbc.co.uk/terms.




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