NetZero Launches the 'Instant On! Instant Win!' Sweepstakes for NetZero HiSpeed 3G

NetZero to Give Away $3,000 a Day in August and September to Promote the Fastest Dial-Up Service on the Market

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Aug. 12, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- NetZero, a wholly owned subsidiary of United Online, Inc. (Nasdaq:UNTD), a leading provider of consumer Internet subscription services, today announced the "Instant On! Instant Win!" Sweepstakes in which the company will give away "3G's" ($3,000) a day during August and September 2005 to selected NetZero HiSpeed 3G members who use the new NetZero Instant On! feature. NetZero HiSpeed 3G, or third generation dial-up, is the fastest dial-up service(see Note) on the market today. Plus, with the new "Instant On!" feature -- you set the time, 3G will get your email, and you can view it up to 13 times faster than broadband DSL. NetZero HiSpeed 3G works from any phone jack using a standard dial-up connection, does not require any new hardware, and costs only $14.95 per month.

NetZero HiSpeed 3G members in good standing who use the NetZero Instant On! feature will be automatically entered to win for any day they use the Instant On! feature. One winner will be selected and announced for each day in August and September.

"The Instant On! Instant Win! Sweepstakes gives NetZero HiSpeed 3G members one more reason to use the new NetZero Instant On! feature," said Matt Wisk, EVP and chief marketing officer of United Online. "NetZero Instant On! is a new consumer-friendly technology that we developed to give NetZero HiSpeed 3G members the unprecedented power to view their personal email and favorite Web pages instantly, without first having to log on to the Internet."

NetZero HiSpeed 3G accelerates Web surfing to broadband-like speeds without the high cost of a broadband connection. At its core NetZero HiSpeed 3G is built on the proven acceleration technologies of compression and caching. The company has once again leveraged these technologies to develop innovative techniques to improve dial-up surfing speeds.(1) NetZero Instant On! is an opt-in feature within the NetZero HiSpeed 3G service that provides members with instant access to their pre-fetched email and favorite Web page content by retrieving it at any time designated by the member, day or night -- giving them instant access at their convenience.

In addition to NetZero Instant On!, NetZero HiSpeed 3G provides the following features and protections:

  --  Spam Protection
  --  Email Virus Protection
  --  1 GB of Email Storage
  --  Pop-Up Blocker
  --  Personalized Content and Search
  --  Compatibility with all of the popular instant messaging
  --  Nationwide, reliable access ranked higher than AOL in
      customer satisfaction
  --  No Credit Card required to sign-up

Consumers can get the new NetZero HiSpeed 3G by downloading it at or by picking up a CD at retail outlets such as Best Buy, Circuit City, RadioShack, and Sam Goody. Current NetZero HiSpeed members will automatically be upgraded at no cost or can go to to download NetZero HiSpeed 3G now.

For more information on the sweepstakes, please visit:

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A purchase will not improve one's chances of winning. Void in AK & where prohibited. Open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous states of the U.S., HI and D.C., 18 years or older at time of entry. Ends on 9/30/05 at 11:59 P.M. PT, however various entry deadlines apply. Entry does not guarantee winning a prize. For complete rules and details, visit

NOTE: Speed reference based upon comparison to nationally available dial-up ISPs. NetZero HiSpeed 3G does not increase the transmission speed of files or attachments, including music or video.

About United Online

United Online, Inc. (Nasdaq:UNTD) is a leading provider of consumer Internet subscription services through a number of brands, including NetZero, Juno and Classmates. The company's services include Internet access, accelerated dial-up services, premium email, personal web hosting, domain services, photo sharing services and social-networking. The company's access services are available in more than 8,200 cities across the United States and in Canada. United Online is headquartered in Woodland Hills, CA, with offices in New York City, NY, Renton, WA, San Francisco, CA, Orem, UT, Munich, Germany, Jarfalla, Sweden, and Hyderabad, India. For more information about United Online and its Internet services, please visit


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