Bell Atlantic Mobile Donations Make Streets Safer
For Bound Brook School Children
5 Wireless Phones Donated to School Crossing Guards
March 31, 1999
Lynette Viviani, Bell Atlantic Mobile
BOUND BROOK, NJ --Parents can now send their children to school on
safer streets, thanks to wireless phones donated by Bell Atlantic Mobile.
School crossing guards in Bound Brook have been outfitted with wireless
phones programmed to dial 9-1-1 at the touch of a button to quickly and
easily summon help in emergencies.
"Every day, school crossing guards are on the front lines protecting
our children as they navigate busy streets and intersections on their way to
class," said Charles Hand, president of Bell Atlantic Mobile's New York
Metro region. "These phones will ensure that they can summon help
immediately without leaving their posts. These phones will put safety in
the palms of their hands."
"Whether it's a car accident, medical emergency or crime in
progress, crossing guards will be able to get police assistance instantly,"
said Chief of Police Kenneth Henderson. "This is a perfect example of a
community-minded business making a difference for local citizens. We
applaud Bell Atlantic Mobile for their efforts."
As part of its Wireless at Work community service program, Bell
Atlantic Mobile has donated specially programmed phones for use by
crossing guards in several northern New Jersey towns, including Rahway,
Nutley and East Orange. In addition, the company has donated more than
700 wireless phones throughout the NY Metro Region to assist victims of
domestic violence and neighborhood watch groups, as well as crossing
In the NY/NJ Metro Region, Bell Atlantic Mobile was named leader in
overall customer satisfaction among wireless users, according to the
prestigious JD Power and Associates 1998 U.S. Wireless Customer
Satisfaction Study. 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. 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.