Bell Atlantic Mobile's DigitalChoice Cutomers Receive Increased Mobile-To-Mobile Coverage

Bell Atlantic Mobile's DigitalChoice Cutomers Receive
Increased Mobile-To-Mobile Coverage

Expanded service provides unlimited local calls to other
Bell Atlantic Mobile customers throughout the Carolinas

March 10, 1999


Carla Davidson, (864) 672-5560

GREENVILLE, SC -- Bell Atlantic Mobile customers who take advantage
of the mobile-to-mobile calling option can now make and receive an
unlimited number of calls throughout most of the Carolinas, thanks to a
recent expansion of the company's unlimited mobile-to-mobile package.

This newly-expanded mobile-to-mobile option allows DigitalChoice®
customers who receive or make a lot of calls to other Bell Atlantic Mobile
customers to travel throughout most of the Carolinas and receive or make
an unlimited number of local calls, for an additional $10 monthly access
fee. In the past, mobile-to-mobile customers could only receive and make
unlimited local calls from the area in which they resided.

"The service is ideal for individuals who take their office with them in the
car -- sales representatives, contractors, real estate professionals, computer
technicians, and others," said Jerry Fountain, vice president of the
company's Southeast Region. "It provides a vital tool for maintaining
contact with clients and co-workers at all times."

The coverage area encompasses the Midlands and Upstate of South
Carolina, and the Piedmont and western region of North Carolina,
including Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Greenwood, Columbia,
Charlotte, Hickory, Boone, and Asheville.

"These improvements are just one way of showing our customers how
much we appreciate their business," said Fountain. "Customer satisfaction,
including offering the best value, is our top priority as we continue to
provide outstanding wireless service."

The unlimited mobile-to-mobile package is available to those on Bell
Atlantic Mobile's DigitalChoice 225 or higher rate plans. Customers must
have Bell Atlantic Mobile wireless long distance to take advantage of this

"We are constantly striving to provide our customers with exceptional
wireless service that is best suited to their needs," said Fountain. "The
expansion of our mobile-to-mobile coverage area allows those who travel
often to enjoy the same benefits while they are on the road as they do in
their home town."

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Editor's Note: 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. 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
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.