News Release

President's Summit Delegates To Shape The Future Using The Latest Wireless Communications Technology

Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile Supplies Wireless Data & Voice Service

April 23, 1997

Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile
Maggie Aloia Rohr
908-306-7757
lmaloia@mobile.bam.com
Kristen Holmes
617-520-7058
kholmes@webergroup.com

BEDMINSTER, NJ — The latest in wireless data and voice technology from Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile will enable delegates at next week's President's Summit for America's Future to coordinate their activities and share their action plans "real-time" with other delegates and with people around the world.

The upcoming Summit launches a national effort to provide 15 million at-risk young Americans with access to the resources they need to succeed. From April 27 through the 29th, more than 1,700 delegates from all 50 states will gather together to share resources, ideas and develop concrete action plans.

To support these activities Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile has upgraded its wireless communications network inside the Philadelphia Convention Center and is providing Summit organizers and delegates with a variety of wireless communications devices, to help them make the most efficient use of their time together.

  • Using laptops equipped with wireless modems and Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile AirBridge® CDPD data transmission service, Summit participants will post their action plans and updates to the Summit Web site real-time. This will give their fellow participants and other interested parties the ability to monitor the progress of the teams at any time by checking the Web site.

  • Using Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile CDMA digital cellular phones equipped with short messaging service, Summit organizers and participants will receive text messages on their handsets, notifying them of event activities, Internet postings, and agenda changes/updates.

  • Digital wireless voice and data activities during the Summit will be supported by a completely upgraded indoor wireless infrastructure at the Convention Center.

  • Pagers will help keep track of organizers and volunteers.

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, NJ, Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile has 4.6 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 the cellular operations of Bell Atlantic Mobile and NYNEX Mobile.

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Note to Editors:

For additional information about the Summit, please visit www.citizenservice.org or www.americaspromise.org.

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