09.19.1996Corporate

Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile Adds Litchfield County to Complete Home Coverage Area in Connecticut


September 19, 1996


Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile Adds Litchfield County to
Complete Home Coverage Area in Connecticut

Reduces cellular roaming rates by as much as 80%


WALLINGFORD, Conn. -- Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile has
completed its
Connecticut home coverage area by adding Litchfield County. The
coverage area expansion will reduce rates by as much as 80 percent for
cellular customers in the Connecticut and western Massachusetts
markets when traveling through Litchfield County.


Effective immediately, customers on select Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile
calling plans will pay their cellular home rates while roaming anywhere
in Litchfield County. The home roam calling area now encompasses all of
Connecticut and western Massachusetts, including Springfield and the
counties of Hamden, Hampshire and Berkshire.


Prior to the expansion of the home roam calling area, cellular phone
users on select rate plans paid as much as 99 cents per minute.


"We want our customers to use their cellular phones anywhere in
Connecticut without a concern for higher rate roaming charges," said
Chuck Murphy, director of marketing, Bell Atlantic NYNEX
Mobile.


With more than 3.8 million customers, Bell
Atlantic NYNEX Mobile
is
the largest wireless service provider on the East Coast and the second
largest provider in the United States. Headquartered in Bedminster,
NJ, with regional headquarters in Wallingford, the company offers a
full range of wireless voice, data and paging communications solutions
to 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's and NYNEX Mobile's
cellular operations.


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Media contact:

    Chuck Murphy (203) 269-8858