Bell Atlantic Mobile to Purchase One Million CDMA Digital Wireless Phones From Motorola

Bell Atlantic Mobile to Purchase One Million CDMA Digital Wireless Phones From Motorola

StarTACTM Handsets Popular With Carrier's SingleRateSM

May 26, 1999


Andrea Linskey,
Bell Atlantic Mobile


Jennifer Weyrauch,


BEDMINSTER, NJ -- To meet the increasing demand for its high-quality
CDMA digital service, Bell Atlantic Mobile today announced it has signed
an agreement with Motorola's Personal Communications Sector to
purchase one million wireless phones and accessories including the
CDMA digital StarTACTM ST7760 phone, the CDMA digital SC3160
phone and the StarTAC Clip-On Organizer.

Among Bell Atlantic Mobile's new net subscribers for first quarter 1999,
40 percent chose one of the company's DigitalChoice SingleRateSM flat-
rate pricing plans. The company expects to continue to add digital
subscribers at a fast rate through the remainder of the year. The
combination of handsets and Bell Atlantic Mobile's high-capacity network
will ensure the company can stay ahead of demand for its popular digital
price plans.

"Customers are choosing Bell Atlantic Mobile for our superior
network and great pricing options like SingleRate," said Jack
Plating, executive vice president and chief operations officer for Bell
Atlantic Mobile. "These savvy, high-usage customers want excellent
service delivered over state-of-the-art wireless networks and phones. This
agreement with Motorola ensures Bell Atlantic Mobile will meet
customers' expectations for cutting-edge equipment now and in the

"We are extremely pleased to work with Bell Atlantic Mobile on this
strategic agreement," said Denise Gibson, Vice President and
General Manager of US Strategic Account Operations for Motorola's
Personal Communications Sector. "Bell Atlantic Mobile will offer
its customers an array of innovative Motorola wireless phones and services
to help meet the specific needs of each individual."

The StarTAC ST7760 dual mode (CDMA and analog) phone weighs as
little as 3.7 ounces and offers up to 90 to 250 minutes of talk time and up
to 120 hours of standby time when operating in digital mode. Key
features include: a display with multiple visualization options and various
font sizes; VibraCallTM alert; Caller ID; a Voice Mail icon; and text
messaging system.

The SC3160 CDMA phone, weighs as little as six ounces and includes
such features as: VibraCall alert; a four line and 12-digit display with an
extra line of icons that makes retrieving incoming calling information
easier; and 99 alphanumeric memories that can store the last 10 numbers
called and the numbers of the last 16 calls received. Additionally, the
SC3160 CDMA phone is capable of Short Message Service (SMS) and
Caller ID.

The StarTAC Clip-On Organizer stores over 1,000 names and numbers, a
year of appointments and hundreds of tasks and reminders. Built on
Starfish's TrueSync® technology, the Clip-On Organizer synchronizes
with popular Web-Calendars, desktop organizers and PDAs including
Excite Planner, Yahoo! Calendar & Address Book, Microsoft®
Outlook® and Lotus Organizer®. The Clip-On Organizer is
compatible with TDMA, CDMA and analog StarTAC cellular phones.

More than two hundred Bell Atlantic Mobile Communications stores and
hundreds of Bell Atlantic Mobile authorized agents sell Motorola
equipment. The wireless phones and SingleRate service plans can also be
purchased over the Internet by visiting the Bell Atlantic Mobile Online
Store at www.bam.com.


In the Boston, New York, Pittsburgh and Washington/Baltimore markets,
Bell Atlantic Mobile was named leader in overall customer satisfaction
among wireless users, according to the prestigious J.D. Power and
Associates 1998 U.S. Wireless Customer Satisfaction Studysm.

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 6.4 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, 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: href="http://www.bellatlantic.com/worldwide">www.bellatlantic.com/wor

Motorola is a global leader in providing integrated communications
solutions and embedded electronic solutions. These include: Software-
enhanced wireless telephone, two-way radio, messaging and satellite
communications products and systems, as well as networking and Internet-
access products, for consumers, network operators, and commercial,
government and industrial customers. Embedded semiconductor solutions
for customers in the consumer, networking and computing, transportation,
and wireless communications markets. Embedded electronic systems for
automotive, communications, imaging, manufacturing systems, computer
and consumer markets. Sales in 1998 were $29.4 billion.

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