Free Wireless Phone Tune-Ups And Giveaways Mark Grand Opening of Lake Norman Bell Atlantic Mobile Communications Store

Free Wireless Phone Tune-Ups And Giveaways Mark Grand Opening
of Lake Norman Bell Atlantic Mobile Communications Store

March 18, 1999


Carla Davidson

(864) 672-5560

HUNTERSVILLE, NC -- Wireless customers in the Lake Norman area
are taking advantage of free phone tune-ups, giveaways, and other specials
this week as Bell Atlantic Mobile marks the grand opening of the
company's newest Communications Store, at 9705-B Sam Furr Road in

The grand opening celebration will be held tomorrow, Friday, March 19,
and will feature a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:00 a.m., with local
Chamber members Bill Russell and Nikki Saunders on hand to assist, and
will be joined by Lake Norman Store Manager Jo Cooper-Kisiah.

Following the ceremony, there will be free food and beverages, as well as
several giveaways, with WNKS-FM broadcasting live from 11:00 a.m.
until 1:00 p.m. Customers can come in for free phone tune-ups, and may
register to win a digital phone during Grand Opening Week, March 15
through March 20.

Cooper-Kisiah, who has been an employee of Bell Atlantic Mobile for
eleven years, was transferred from the Sharon Corners store to manage
operations in Lake Norman. "With the rapid commercial growth and
increasing population in the Lake Norman area, Bell Atlantic Mobile
found a strong demand for wireless services here, which is why we have
opened this store," added Cooper-Kisiah. "This new location will ensure
that our growing number of wireless customers receive greater
accessibility to the best service and latest technology that our company has
to offer."

Editor's Note: Bell Atlantic Mobile owns and operates the largest wireless
network in the East, covering 120,000 square miles, and the largest chain of retail
outlets devoted exclusively to wireless voice, data and paging. Based in
Bedminster, NJ, Bell Atlantic Mobile has 6.2 million customers and 8,000
employees from Maine to Georgia and, through a separate subsidiary, in the
Southwest. Through its "Wireless at Work..." community service program, the
company uses its technology to help individuals and communities improve
security and emergency communications. Bell Atlantic Mobile's parent is one of
the world's largest communications companies, with domestic operations in 25
states and international investments in Mexico, Europe and the Pacific Rim. For
more information on Bell Atlantic Mobile visit: www.bam.com; on global
operations visit: www.bellatlantic.com/worldwide.