Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile Adds New Zones to Talkalong

October 19, 1995

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Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile Adds New Zones to Talkalong

Enthusiastic Response Leads to Expansion of Affordable Portable


PITTSBURGH, PA -- Hundreds of local residents

signed up for BELL ATLANTIC NYNEX Mobile's TalkAlong(SM)

service since its August introduction as the "affordable

portable" with the lowest access rates available in Pittsburgh,

the company announced today.

Response has been so positive that BELL ATLANTIC NYNEX

Mobile is adding three new zones to the original two, giving consumers

in western Pennsylvania who once thought they couldn't afford

a cellular phone an even greater choice for personal wireless


"Customers told us that a low access fee was a top priority

for their cellular needs," said Jerry Fountain, BELL ATLANTIC

NYNEX Mobile regional vice president in Pittsburgh. "We

broke a price barrier when we launched our two initial TalkAlong

zones. The great response led to expanding the service into three

more zones and giving residents in more counties the opportunity

to use wireless service at a reduced cost."

Customers select a "local zone" and pay a basic monthly

access charge of only $14.99 for TalkAlong. The original "East

Zone" includes Allegheny, Westmoreland and Fayette counties;

the original "West Zone" covers Allegheny, Beaver and

Washington counties.

New TalkAlong zones in western Pennsylvania include BELL

ATLANTIC NYNEX Mobile's coverage area in the following


-- "North Zone": Allegheny, Butler, Beaver and Armstrong;

-- "South Zone": Allegheny, Washington, Greene and


-- "Western Pennsylvania": McKean, Elk, Cameron,


Clearfield and Indiana.

Customers can make and receive calls in their local zone for

$0.35 per airtime minute -- 25 to 30 percent lower than traditional

cellular offerings. Outside their local zone, customers will

be able to make and receive calls for $0.99 per airtime minute.

"TalkAlong really provides just what its name describes

-- an around- town communicator," Fountain said. "We

continue to see more growth in personal use of cellular phones,

and TalkAlong certainly appeals to the general consumer and local

business customer."

BELL ATLANTIC NYNEX Mobile, the largest wireless

service provider on the East Coast, has its Pittsburgh Regional

Headquarters in McCandless Township with stores in downtown Pittsburgh,

North Hills, South Hills, Shadyside, Robinson Town Centre, Monroeville,

Greensburg, Butler, Westmoreland Mall and kiosks in the Ross Park

and Indiana malls.

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