News Release

First Dad To Win Wireless Phone From Bell Atlantic Mobile

Company Communications Stores Offer Free Wireless Calls to Dads and Granddads

June 14, 1998

Robin B. Nicol
908-789-4719

Howard Waterman
914-365-7212

ORANGEBURG, NY — To celebrate Father's Day and to help families stay safe and in touch through wireless communications, Bell Atlantic Mobile will present a wireless phone to the father of the first baby born on Sunday, June 21, at Rahway Hospital, Rahway, NJ. The gift will include a wireless phone, $100 in MobileMinutessm prepaid wireless calling cards and a road safety kit that contains jumper cables, a first aid kit, tire sealer and other items.

"Today's families lead hectic lives and welcome the peace of mind a wireless phone can bring," said Julie Dobson, president of Bell Atlantic Mobile's New York/New Jersey metro area. "With a wireless phone, parents can be reached at any time and can call caregivers, doctors and family members from anywhere. And, in an emergency, a wireless phone is the quickest way to call for help."

"First" dads in three other hospitals in the NY/NJ metro area also will be presented with wireless phones. Those facilities are Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Westchester Medical Center and Staten Island University Hospital.

In addition, Bell Atlantic Mobile is inviting residents in the New York/New Jersey metro area to stop by one of the company's local Communications Stores during Father's Day weekend (June 19-21) and make a free wireless call to "Dad."

Calls will be limited to three minutes each, but can be placed to anywhere in the continental United States using the Company's DigitalChoicesm wireless phone service. The offer is open to all area residents and you do not have to be a Bell Atlantic Mobile customer to participate.

More than 40 Bell Atlantic Mobile Communications Stores are located in retail districts and shopping malls throughout the New York/New Jersey metro area.

Bell Atlantic Mobile owns and operates the largest wireless network in the East, covering 112,000 square miles, and the largest chain of retail outlets devoted exclusively to wireless voice, data and paging. Based in Bedminster, NJ, Bell Atlantic Mobile has 5.5 million customers and 7,000 employees from Maine to Georgia and, through a separate subsidiary, in the Southwest. Through its "Wireless at Work..." community service program, the company uses its technology to help individuals and communities improve security and emergency communications. Bell Atlantic Mobile's parent is one of the world's largest wireless communications companies, with domestic operations in 25 states and international investments in Mexico, Europe and the Pacific Rim. For more information on Bell Atlantic Mobile visit: www.bam.com; on global operations visit: www.bellatlantic.com/worldwide.

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