Telekom Rate-Card online via the Media Channel: "A time to make friends": Mobility rail card for 6,000 journalists
6,000 members of the media will be able to travel to and from the 64 matches at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany free of charge and in an environmentally friendly way. The German Organising Committee, in conjunction with the Deutsche Bahn AG national rail network, is providing all print and photo journalists from abroad with a "Mobility BahnCard100" rail pass.
German print and photo journalists who put their names down before the end of the application period will also receive a Mobility BahnCard, which allows free first class travel on all Deutsche Bahn AG trains from 29 May to 10 July 2006.
To board the trains, journalists can use their accreditations, which will be stamped with "Mobility BahnCard", thus making them valid for travel. Accreditations and Mobility BahnCards are of course strictly personal and cannot be used by anyone other than the holder.
Of the 6,000 Mobility BahnCards, 1,500 will be distributed by Infront to TV and radio journalists.
Local public transport such as subways, trams and buses are not included in this offer, and special trains, such as the ICE-Sprinters and night trains require a surcharge to be paid.
Reservations must also be paid for separately, and can be made by telephone via Deutsche Bahn AG Travel Service. Callers from abroad should dial 0049 1805 996633, whilst for callers within Germany, the number is 11 8 61 (charged at 3 cents per second until the call is forwarded to the Travel Service, then 39 cents per minute, rounded up to the next full minute, via Deutsche Telekom fixed network).
Reservations are advisable due to the expected increase in the number of passengers during the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
RateCard telecommunications package
FIFA and the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany OC, together with Deutsche Telekom, are offering journalists of all nationalities a range of ultra-modern communications packages to produce and send their reports across the world. Members of the media will find reliable technology and first class service in the stands and press centres within the stadiums.
Telecommunications packages have been available online via the Media Channel for advance booking since February 2006.
Access to the Media Channel is available to all accredited journalists via the Media section of www.FIFAworldcup.com