News Release

Unlimited Wireless Internet and E-Mail Make it To The Mainstream in Washington/Baltimore

Bell Atlantic Mobile Courts Consumers with New Flat-Rate, Affordable Pricing

March 14, 1999

Audrey Schaefer
APR
301-947-6550
301-520-2181

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Laptop, handheld computer and personal data assistant users have a new reason to cut the cord: affordable, predictable and secure mobile wireless connection to World Wide Web, at a price that won't break the bank, with Bell Atlantic Mobile AirBridge® Internet Access.

Making wireless Internet and e-mail accessible to a whole new segment of consumers in Washington/Baltimore, Bell Atlantic Mobile is now offering unlimited, flat-rate Internet and e-mail service for just $39.95 a month in the company's extensive AirBridge data footprint.

"With this new pricing, Internet users won't be bound by wires or inhibited by cost," said Gary Schulman, president of Bell Atlantic Mobile in the Washington/Baltimore region. "People in this market are among the most avid Internet users in the nation, ranked second only to Silicon Valley. Now they can be mobile, and still do all the things they're used to on the web, like e-mail, shop, trade stocks or check their companies' Intranet sites from virtually anywhere."

"Business people and consumers have told us they want all the features of the web and e-mail at their finger tips whether they're at home, in the office, on a train, or traveling in another town," said Schulman. "The use of wireless data has soared 126 percent in the last year among Bell Atlantic Mobile customers in Washington/Baltimore."

For $39.95, consumers get unlimited, flat-rate wireless access to the World Wide Web and e-mail while traveling within Bell Atlantic Mobile's extensive AirBridge data footprint, which spans from Boston to Fredericksburg, Va., and in the Carolinas. Users traveling outside this area are able to utilize the service at 8 cents a Kilobyte.

Consumers interested in getting more information, including terms and conditions, should call 1-800-308-DATA, stop by a Bell Atlantic Mobile Communications Store or visit www.bam.com.

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Bell Atlantic Mobile was named leader in overall customer satisfaction among wireless users in the Washington/Baltimore market, according to the prestigious J.D. Power and Associates 1998 U.S. Wireless Customer Satisfaction Studysm

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, with regional headquarters in Silver Spring, Md., 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 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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