Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile Provides Cellular Data Services to Aether
February 19, 1997
SILVER SPRING, Md. -- Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile, the
service provider on the East Coast, announced today that it will
provide cellular data services to Aether Technologies International,
LLC, so Aether's customers can access real-time stock quotes and
national headline news, using a new pocket-sized cellular voice and
Aimed primarily at professional brokers and serious investors, the
AirBrokerTM* Personal Investment
Communicator from Aether
Technologies will utilize the Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile AirBridge®
Cellular Digital Packet Data (CDPD) network to transmit unlimited
real-time market quotes from the four major stock exchanges -- NYSE,
AMEX and NASDAQ (NMS and OTC) and headline news.
In addition to providing secure cellular data transmission, the
AirBroker phone has full-feature cellular voice capabilities with
authentication to protect against cloning.
The AirBroker Executive Kit, which includes the AirBroker phone, two
batteries, a fast charger, leather carrying case, and cigarette
lighter adapter, will sell for $595. The monthly fee for unlimited
access to the stock markets is $79. Customers who wish to activate the
voice capability of the phone can select from Bell Atlantic NYNEX
Mobile's service plans.
AirBroker phones are available by calling Aether Technologies toll
Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile's AirBridge packet service transmits
"bursts" of packet data at high speeds. The technology lets
users access information quickly and accurately enabling them to
maintain their productivity away from the office.
The AirBroker phone is manufactured by Pacific Communication Sciences,
Inc. of San Diego, Ca. The company is a division of Cirrus Logic.
Based in Owings Mills, Md., Aether Technologies is an integrator of
high-end wireless data systems primarily for the financial and
Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile is the
second largest wireless service
provider in the United States. The company owns and operates the most
extensive network in the east, covering 110,000 square miles, and has
and the second largest chain of wireless retail outlets, offering a full
range of wireless personal communications services, including voice,
data and paging. Based in Bedminster, N.J., with regional headquarters
in Silver Spring, Md., 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 Bell Atlantic Mobile's and
NYNEX Mobile's cellular operations. For information about the company,
visit Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile's home page at HREF="http://www.banm.com">www.banm.com.
* AirBroker is a registered trademark of Aether Technologies LLC.