07.16.1996Corporate

BELL ATLANTIC NYNEX MOBILE DONATES CELLULAR PHONES TO EMERGENCY WORKERS AND FAMILIES OF PLANE CRASH VICTIMS

July 16, 1996

CONTACT: Howard Waterman of Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile, 914-365-7212,
or Glenn Jasper of Hill & Knowlton, 212-885-0486.

BELL ATLANTIC NYNEX MOBILE DONATES CELLULAR PHONES TO EMERGENCY WORKERS
AND FAMILIES OF PLANE CRASH VICTIMS


Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile is working with the New York City Police
Department, Nassau and Suffolk County officials, and the United States
Coast Guard, providing cellular phones to emergency services personnel at
the scene of the tragic plane crash, as well as to the families of the
victims.


  • At the crash site at Center Moriches, the company has delivered
    20 cellular phones for the police and fire departments, and for
    EMS to help them coordinate recovery operations. Company
    employees are at the scene distributing the phones and providing
    on-site support.



  • At the Ramada Inn at Kennedy Airport, company employees have set
    up a wireless communications center, providing 50 cellular phones
    for victims' family members to make free cellular calls.



  • Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile's Network Department has deployed a
    portable cell site to provide emergency personnel with additional
    capacity to ensure their calls are completed. In addition, more
    than 20 radio channels have been added to the company's cell
    sites in the vicinity of the crash site.



"The thoughts and prayers of the people of Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile
go out to the families who have lost loved ones in this tragedy," said
Rick Conrad, President, New York metro region.


NYNEX is a global communications and media company that provides
a full range of services in the northeastern United States and
high-growth markets around the world, including the United Kingdom,
Thailand, Gibraltar, Greece, Indonesia, the Philippines, Poland,
Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

The Corporation is a leader in the telecommunications, wireless communications,
cable television, directory publishing
and entertainment and information services.

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