Most Advanced Digital Wireless Service Now Available To More Customers In The Carolinas

Most Advanced Digital Wireless Service Now Available To More Customers In The Carolinas

June 18, 1997

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Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile

Julie Horton


Kecia Russell-Burkart


GREENVILLE, SC -- Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile announced today
the launch of DigitalChoice service in Columbia, SC. Customers
in Columbia can now join those in Greenville and Charlotte who
are already benefitting from the only digital wireless system in
the Carolinas to offer improved call clarity, greater battery
life, and the convenience of service wherever you may travel in
North America.

"Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile is committed to delivering the
highest quality digital cellular service," said Jim Akerhielm,
Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile vice president-southeast. "The sound
quality is so good that people won't believe you're on a cellular
phone. And unlike other provider's services, you can use our
service from coast to coast because our phones work on both
analog and compatible digital networks."

In addition to offering the most extensive digital coverage
on the East Coast, Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile leads the wireless
industry in deploying 13-kilobit Divisional Multiple Access
(CDMA) digital service. This "next generation" wireless
service provides the clearest voice quality of any wireless
technology, virtually eliminating static and crosstalk.

DigitalChoice gives customers the ability to make and receive
calls, answer pages, receive voicemail, and, with Caller ID, know
who's calling.

Customers who subscribe to this new digital service receive:

  • Increased battery life;
  • Free Caller ID service;
  • Free voicemail with message notification;
  • Free TalkDial , Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile's exclusive
    service which allows customers to "dial" with their voice;
  • Free 3-Way Calling, Call Waiting, No Answer Transfer;
  • Free built-in fraud protection; and,
  • Free activation.

The company is offering Qualcomm digital phones in its
Columbia, Charlotte, and Greenville area Communications Stores.
Customers can sign up for price plans beginning at $24.99 a month
and there is no activation fee.

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 a wireless
personal communications services, including voice, data and paging.
Based in Bedminster, NJ, Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile
has 4.6 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, visit our home page at www.banm.com.

Herschel Shosteck Associates, LTD, a telecommunications analyst, is
currently using Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile CDMA DigitalChoice service
in the Washington/Baltimore Market. For comments please contact Jane
Zweig at 301-589-2259.