News Release

Bell Atlantic Mobile's DigitalChoice Cutomers Receive Increased Mobile-To-Mobile Coverage

Expanded service provides unlimited local calls to other Bell Atlantic Mobile customers throughout the Carolinas

March 9, 1999

Carla Davidson
(864) 672-5560

GREENVILLE, SC — Bell Atlantic Mobile customers who take advantage of the mobile-to-mobile calling option can now make and receive an unlimited number of calls throughout most of the Carolinas, thanks to a recent expansion of the company's unlimited mobile-to-mobile package.

This newly-expanded mobile-to-mobile option allows DigitalChoice® customers who receive or make a lot of calls to other Bell Atlantic Mobile customers to travel throughout most of the Carolinas and receive or make an unlimited number of local calls, for an additional $10 monthly access fee. In the past, mobile-to-mobile customers could only receive and make unlimited local calls from the area in which they resided.

"The service is ideal for individuals who take their office with them in the car -- sales representatives, contractors, real estate professionals, computer technicians, and others," said Jerry Fountain, vice president of the company's Southeast Region. "It provides a vital tool for maintaining contact with clients and co-workers at all times."

The coverage area encompasses the Midlands and Upstate of South Carolina, and the Piedmont and western region of North Carolina, including Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Greenwood, Columbia, Charlotte, Hickory, Boone, and Asheville.

"These improvements are just one way of showing our customers how much we appreciate their business," said Fountain. "Customer satisfaction, including offering the best value, is our top priority as we continue to provide outstanding wireless service."

The unlimited mobile-to-mobile package is available to those on Bell Atlantic Mobile's DigitalChoice 225 or higher rate plans. Customers must have Bell Atlantic Mobile wireless long distance to take advantage of this feature.

"We are constantly striving to provide our customers with exceptional wireless service that is best suited to their needs," said Fountain. "The expansion of our mobile-to-mobile coverage area allows those who travel often to enjoy the same benefits while they are on the road as they do in their home town."

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Editor's Note: Bell Atlantic Mobile owns and operates the largest wireless network in the East, covering 120,000 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 6.2 million customers and 8,000 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 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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