News Release

Free Wireless Phone Tune-Ups And Giveaways Mark Grand Opening of Lake Norman Bell Atlantic Mobile Communications Store

March 17, 1999

Carla Davidson
(864) 672-5560

HUNTERSVILLE, NC — Wireless customers in the Lake Norman area are taking advantage of free phone tune-ups, giveaways, and other specials this week as Bell Atlantic Mobile marks the grand opening of the company's newest Communications Store, at 9705-B Sam Furr Road in Huntersville.

The grand opening celebration will be held tomorrow, Friday, March 19, and will feature a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:00 a.m., with local Chamber members Bill Russell and Nikki Saunders on hand to assist, and will be joined by Lake Norman Store Manager Jo Cooper-Kisiah.

Following the ceremony, there will be free food and beverages, as well as several giveaways, with WNKS-FM broadcasting live from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Customers can come in for free phone tune-ups, and may register to win a digital phone during Grand Opening Week, March 15 through March 20.

Cooper-Kisiah, who has been an employee of Bell Atlantic Mobile for eleven years, was transferred from the Sharon Corners store to manage operations in Lake Norman. "With the rapid commercial growth and increasing population in the Lake Norman area, Bell Atlantic Mobile found a strong demand for wireless services here, which is why we have opened this store," added Cooper-Kisiah. "This new location will ensure that our growing number of wireless customers receive greater accessibility to the best service and latest technology that our company has to offer."

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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