Bell Atlantic Mobile Communications Stores Offer Free Wireless Calls to Dads and Granddads

Bell Atlantic Mobile Communications Stores Offer Free Wireless Calls to Dads and Granddads

"First" Dad To Win Wireless Phone From Bell Atlantic Mobile

June 15, 1998

Media contact:

Robin B. Nicol, 908-789-4719

Howard Waterman, 914-365-7212

ORANGEBURG, NY -- Bell Atlantic Mobile is inviting residents in the
New York/New Jersey metro area to stop by one of the company's local
Communications Stores during Father's Day weekend (June 19-21) and
make a free wireless call to "Dad."

Calls will be limited to three minutes each, but can be placed to anywhere
in the continental United States using the Company's DigitalChoicesm
wireless phone service. The offer is open to all area residents and you do
not have to be a Bell Atlantic Mobile customer to participate.

More than 40 Bell Atlantic Mobile Communications Stores are located in
retail districts and shopping malls throughout the New York/New Jersey
metro area.

In addition, to celebrate Father's Day and to help families stay safe and in
touch through wireless communications, Bell Atlantic Mobile will present a
wireless phone and prepaid cellular service to the father of the first baby
born on Sunday, June 21, at four hospitals in the company's New
York/New Jersey metro area. Those facilities include Staten Island
University Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Westchester
Medical Center and Rahway Hospital.

"Today's families lead hectic lives and welcome the peace of mind a
wireless phone can bring," said Julie Dobson, president of Bell Atlantic
Mobile's New York/New Jersey metro area. "With a wireless phone,
parents can be reached at any time and can call caregivers, doctors and
family members from anywhere. And, in an emergency, a wireless phone is
the quickest way to call for help."

The gift for "first" dads will include a wireless phone, $100 in
MobileMinutesSM prepaid wireless calling cards and a road safety kit that
contains jumper cables, a first aid kit, tire sealer and other items.

Bell Atlantic Mobile owns and operates the largest wireless network in the
East, covering 112,000 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 5.5 million customers and 7,000
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.