01.15.1996Corporate

BANM Donates Phones to UVT Women's Basketball Team

January 15, 1996

BELL ATLANTIC NYNEX MOBILE DONATES CELLULAR PHONES TO
UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM

Wireless Equipment A Slam Dunk for Effective Time
Management


BURLINGTON,VT -- As part of its "Wireless at Work"
program for
community support, Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile recently donated three
transportable cellular telephones, batteries and chargers to the
University of Vermont women's basketball program.

Pam Borton, coach of the Lady Catamounts, like many college coaches,
spends a large majority of time on the road. From managing a vigorous
travel schedule to attending clinics in the off-season to hitting the
recruiting trail, Borton says it's vital to stay in touch and be
easily accessible.

"There's no question, having constant and immediate access to a
phone
allows me to manage my time better, especially while I'm in
transit,"
said Borton. "Whether I'm making calls to prospective players,
booking speaking engagements, or calling the office, the cellular
phone is an important companion."

Borton and her assistant coaches are now outfitted with transportable
cellular telephones.

Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile, headquartered in Bedminster, New Jersey,
is the largest wireless service provider on the East Coast and the
second largest provider in the United States. The company offers a
full range of wireless voice, data, and paging communications
solutions to its three million customers in the Northeast,
mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and, through a separate subsidiary, in the
Southwest. The company was formed in July 1995 through the
combination of Bell Atlantic Mobile and NYNEX Mobile cellular
operations. The new company has more than 5,000 employees.

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for more information, contact:

    Lynn Luczkowski, Mason & Madison Public Relations

    (203) 393-1101

    Elvin Berndt, Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile

    (518) 464-2510