03.03.1997Corporate

Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile Expands Its Supersystem Across The Carolinas and Georgia


Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile Expands Its Supersystem Across The Carolinas
and Georgia

Customers to enjoy home rate calling throughout over 33,000 square
miles


March 3, 1997







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GREENVILLE, SC -- Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile customers
are
seeing greater benefits, thanks to a recent expansion by the
company into southwest North Carolina and northeast Georgia. By
incorporating 16 new counties into the SuperSystem, Bell Atlantic


NYNEX Mobile has extended home-rate calling to its customers
throughout over 33,000 square miles in North Carolina, South
Carolina and Georgia.


The Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile SuperSystem now includes
Henderson, Cleveland, Lincoln, McDowell, Rutherford and Polk
Counties in North Carolina. The SuperSystem also now encompasses
Lumpkin, Dawson, White, Habersham, Hall, Banks, Stephens,
Franklin, Rabun and Barrow Counties in Georgia.


With benefit of the SuperSystem, Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile
customers traveling into markets such as Charlotte, Hickory,
Rockingham, Waynesville and Hendersonville, North Carolina;
Columbia, Greenwood and Upstate South Carolina; and, Toccoa and
Gainesville, Georgia will be charged for local airtime just as if
they were calling in their own home town.


"We're excited that the Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile
SuperSystem continues to grow, giving our customers more areas
where they can use wireless communications for their low home
airtime rate," Jim Akerhielm, vice president-southeast region,
said. "That means over 33,000 square miles of home rate calling
-- it's just part of Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile's continuing
commitment to provide the best cost and coverage of any wireless
provider in the Southeast."


With Communications Stores in Shelby, Hendersonville,
Marion, Rutherfordton, and Lincolnton in North Carolina and in
Toccoa and Gainesville in Georgia, Bell Atlantia NYNEX Mobile has
25 locations to serve customer needs. They feature a variety of
wireless communications products, including cellular phones, fax
machines, pagers and accessories.


Editor's Note:
Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile is the largest wireless service provider on
the East Coast and the second largest in the United States. The
company owns and operates the most extensive network in the east,
covering 111,000 square miles, and the largest chain of wireless
retail outlets, offering a full range of personal communications
services including voice, data and paging. Based in Bedminster, NJ,
Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile has 4.4 million customers and 6,500
employees in the Northeast, mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and, through a
separate subsidiary, in the Southwest. The company was formed in
July, 1995 by combining the cellular operations of Bell Atlantic
Mobile and NYNEX Mobile. For more information about the company,
visit Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile's Home Page at HREF="http://www.banm.com">www.banm.com.


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