News Release

BANM Donates Phones to UVT Women's Basketball Team

Wireless Equipment A Slam Dunk for Effective Time Management

January 14, 1996

Lynn Luczkowski
Mason & Madison Public Relations
(203) 393-1101

Elvin Berndt
Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile
(518) 464-2510

BURLINGTON,VT — As part of its "Wireless at Work" program for community support, Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile recently donated three transportable cellular telephones, batteries and chargers to the University of Vermont women's basketball program.

Pam Borton, coach of the Lady Catamounts, like many college coaches, spends a large majority of time on the road. From managing a vigorous travel schedule to attending clinics in the off-season to hitting the recruiting trail, Borton says it's vital to stay in touch and be easily accessible.

"There's no question, having constant and immediate access to a phone allows me to manage my time better, especially while I'm in transit," said Borton. "Whether I'm making calls to prospective players, booking speaking engagements, or calling the office, the cellular phone is an important companion."

Borton and her assistant coaches are now outfitted with transportable cellular telephones.

Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile, headquartered in Bedminster, New Jersey, is the largest wireless service provider on the East Coast and the second largest provider in the United States. The company offers a full range of wireless voice, data, and paging communications solutions to its three million customers in the Northeast, mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and, through a separate subsidiary, in the Southwest. The company was formed in July 1995 through the combination of Bell Atlantic Mobile and NYNEX Mobile cellular operations. The new company has more than 5,000 employees.

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