News Release

Bell Atlantic Mobile Expands Web Access Product Line, Offers Web- Enabled Motorola StarTAC® Digital Phones

Popular Phone Provides Customers with Another Option for Wireless Internet Access

February 6, 2000

Howie Waterman
908-306-7832

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Bell Atlantic Mobile is now offering the Motorola StarTAC® 7860W as the third digital wireless phone available for use with its Web Access service, which provides access to the World Wide Web into the hands of consumers.

Using Web-enabled digital wireless phones like the ST7860W with a built-in microbrowser, Web Access customers can surf the Web, send and receive e-mail, get real-time stock market analysis and quotes, and set up customized personal Web pages.*

With Web Access, customers benefit from a wireless personal organizer and access to close to 20 leading content providers for online travel information and reservations, real-time airline flight status reports, door- to-door travel directions, and more. Web Access service is available for $9.95 a month, in addition to a customer's DigitalChoice® voice price plan, which start as low as $19.95 for monthly access.

The ST7860W, a member of Motorola's most popular wireless phone line, is one of the smallest and lightest CDMA digital phones, weighing just 4.4 ounces.

Advanced features built into the ST7860W include faxing capabilities*; up to four hours of talk time and more than one week of stand-by time; a smart button to simplify access of feature menus, scrolling and placing calls; and a short messaging service allowing users to receive and store up to 20 short alphanumeric messages*. The phone is priced starting at $240.

To sign up for Web Access or other wireless data offerings, customers can call 800-308-DATA, visit a Bell Atlantic Mobile Communications Store, or click onto the company's web site at www.bam.com.

Bell Atlantic Mobile owns and operates the largest wireless network in the East covering 154,000 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 7.7 million customers and 8,800 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, Bell Atlantic Corporation (NYSE:BEL) 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.

StarTAC is a registered trademark of Motorola, Inc.

* Network and subscription dependent feature. Not available in all areas.

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