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-----Begins---- the SMS drinks voucher service launches in London-based Corney & Barrow Wine Bars this week.

The mobile driven service that allows people to buy family, friends and/or colleagues a beer via their mobile phone with SMS messaging, will be launching exclusively in Corney & Barrow Wine Bars on Thursday, 23 September 2004.

The service developed by mobile specialists Eagle Eye Technology works in three simple steps; users choose a drink from the selection of items by logging onto the website at, they send the voucher by entering the recipient’s mobile number (with a personal message) and then they pay with their credit card.

The user’s voucher is then sent via SMS to the recipient and, when received, they simply show their mobile phone and the message they received with their unique code at the bar; in order to collect their drink from a member of the Corney & Barrow bar staff. Corney & Barrow processes the code immediately as a live transaction. This is as quick, if not quicker, than using a credit card. is a joint venture between Eagle Eye Technology, Positive Thinking and Text Gateway

Ed Gardner Marketing and Purchasing Director at Corney & Barrow comments, “What separates the service from other SMS drinks promotions is the unique, personal touch. The message received on a friend’s or colleague’s phone is clearly a thank you direct from someone they know, and not an anonymous automated bulk send message from a mobile mailing list.”

Stephen Rothwell, Director at Eagle Eye Technology explains, “You know the way it is. You’re grateful to a friend or colleague for helping you out – moving house, mending the car, meeting a deadline – you offer your thanks and they throw out that eternal line: ‘Just buy me a beer!’ But then, somehow, you never quite get round to it.

Maybe you missed that special day, like a birthday, an anniversary, or never found the time to settle that friendly bet on the big match! Well now there’s no excuse with”

“’s service means that you don’t have to be in the same bar, town, city or even country to buy that thank you drink. This new service is the latest development in mobile commerce and uses existing technology in a simple, but personal way. It allows you to order and pay for a drink from your computer and delivers it by way of a simple text message with details of the gift, to your grateful friend or colleague, who can redeem the drink at any Corney & Barrow Wine Bar.”, adds Rothwell. will launch exclusively at Corney & Barrow, Broadgate Circle, EC2 (Map: on 23 September 2004 and will then run in all 11 Corney & Barrow Wine Bars across London, United Kingdom.

If journalists would like to attend the launch and experience the service (collect your free drinks) - send your name, job title and mobile number to


----Notes to editors----

Eagle Eye Technology: The mobile technology company providing ideas, concepts and solutions to both the public and private sectors in numerous countries around the world.

Positive Thinking: A top 20 integrated marketing agency with vast experience in the leisure industry.

Text Gateway: The wireless data operator providing application messaging services to businesses.

Corney & Barrow Wine Bars Ltd: The wine bar operator of choice for city professionals with a reputation built on service excellence and an unrivalled food and drinks offering.

This press release in available in PDF, plain text and Word formats. Photographs are available of the team.

The media spokesperson for Eagle Eye Technology is Stephen Rothwell, Director at Eagle Eye Technology.

About Eagle Eye Technology:

Eagle Eye Technology supply 'Creative Thinking for Mobile Technologies'.

Eagle Eye Technology was established to make it easier for public and private organisations to interact with their customers through the use of mobile technologies. They work at the heart of the mobile arena with contacts within companies throughout the entire mobile value chain.

They supply mobile solutions to companies who have not previously entered the mobile market place and those who are old hats but are looking to do something new.


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