News Release

Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile Moves Communications Store And Adds Another Sales Outlet In Alexandria, Va.

April 14, 1997

Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile
Audrey Schaefer
301-947-6550 day
301-947-8878 night

ALEXANDRIA, VA — Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile has just moved its Alexandria Communications Store from Duke Street to Landmark Plaza on Little River Turnpike. In addition, the company also announced it will open a kiosk sales facility nearby in Alexandria's Landmark Mall.

The new 9,835 square-foot Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile Communications Store at the Plaza at Landmark Shopping Center is a full-service sales showroom, plus service and installation location that employs 25 people. Shoppers can find a complete selection of cellular phones, pagers, wireless data equipment, and accessories. On hand is a specially-trained staff who can help determine which cellular, paging or data equipment and services will fit customers' communications needs.

The new Alexandria Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile Communications Store is located at 6198-M Little River Turnpike, near Total Beverage and Crown Books. The store was moved to this location to be more convenient to customers. The new facility has a much larger showroom and provides more parking. The phone number is 703-813-9600. The store hours are 10am to 8pm, Mondays through Fridays, 10am to 5pm Saturdays, and noon to 4pm Sundays.

The Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile kiosk in Landmark Mall will serve as a satellite sales facility to the full-service Communications Store. It will be located between Hecht's and JC Penny on the lower level. Its hours of operation are 10am to 10pm Mondays through Saturdays, and noon to 6pm Sundays. The phone number is 703-658-4298.

"With two locations in Alexandria, we'll be more convenient to our business and association customers, as well as general consumers," said Gary Schulman, president of Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile in the Washington/Baltimore region. "Because of the mobility of Alexandria's residents and commuters, and the dense population of the area, there's great demand for cellular services here."

The store manager is Alice Marchand, a nine-year veteran with Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile. She will also oversee operations at the kiosk in Landmark Mall.

Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile is the largest wireless service provider on the East Coast and the second largest in the United States. The company owns and operates the most extensive network in the east, covering 111,000 square miles and the largest chain of wireless retail outlets, offering a full range of wireless personal communications services, including voice, data and paging. Based in Bedminster, N.J., with regional headquarters in Silver Spring, Md., Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile has more than 4.4 million customers and 6,500 employees in the Northeast, mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and, through a separate subsidiary, in the Southwest. The company was formed in July, 1995 by combining Bell Atlantic Mobile's and NYNEX Mobile's cellular operations. For information about the company, visit Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile's home page at www.banm.com.

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