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Rightmove partners with Vodafone

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Rightmove Mobile is launched. The UK’s Number One property website has launched a new mobile version of its market leading site, as the move towards mobile internet services gathers pace. The launch of Rightmove mobile means that home hunters and property professionals alike can search for properties wherever they are using the latest in mobile technology.

The mobile site is accessible to all networks and handsets which enable mobile internet browsing. However, Rightmove has partnered with Vodafone Group Plc, the world’s leading Telecommunications Company, to launch this new mobile internet service and have built a special ‘find me’ facility available only to Vodafone subscribers. This advanced function means that the user can ask the Vodafone mobile network to find their current location using satellite technology – and can then see all available property in the area and be directed towards their nearest Rightmove agent.

All available properties for sale and for rent will be featured on Rightmove mobile, allowing Rightmove mobile users to access over 695,000 properties to buy or to rent anywhere in the UK, 24 hours a day, Users can directly contact Rightmove member estate agents, letting agents and new home developers and download property details to their phone.

“We are delighted to be partnered with Vodafone, a global brand recognised for its technological innovation”, says Miles Shipside, Rightmove Commercial Director. “The launch of Rightmove mobile will expose Rightmove to an even wider audience and provide a new dimension to our users’ experience of the site – it is an exciting time for Rightmove!”

Miles added: “This is a great service for both buyers and sellers alike, as all UK properties to rent or buy will automatically appear on the Rightmove mobile internet portal. We believe that mobile internet is set to become part of everyday life in a very short space of time, and Rightmove is at the forefront of this development, providing further exposure for our member agents and giving them access to new and emerging technology.”

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Notes to editors: is the UK’s number one property website displaying details of homes for sale or rent in the UK and overseas to the largest online audience. It has around 80% of all properties for sale and at any time displays a stock of over 1,000,000 properties to buy or rent, worth around £170 billion. The site receives over 25 million visits every month and is regularly ranked in the Top Ten most viewed UK websites (source: Hitwise).

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