05.03.1999Corporate

Popularity of Flat Rate Plans and Strong Customer Growth Prompt Opening of New Bell Atlantic Mobile Communications Store


Popularity of Flat Rate Plans and Strong Customer Growth Prompt Opening of New Bell Atlantic Mobile Communications Store


May 3, 1999





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Stacie Mobley, (704) 332-2030


CHARLOTTE, NC -- Fueled by the popularity of its DigitalChoice
SingleRatesm calling plans and flat rate wireless options in Charlotte, Bell
Atlantic Mobile is responding to growing customer demand by opening its
newest Communications Store today at 8020 Providence Road in the
Arboretum Shopping Center.

"Bell Atlantic Mobile is constantly striving to meet the demands of
our customers," said Michelle Stephens, Store Manager, "so,
we chose an extremely visible store location to provide the utmost
convenience for our patrons. The opening of our Arboretum store
provides greater accessibility for many of our current and future
customers, allowing us to provide them with the best possible service
available."

For customer convenience, the new facility will be open Monday through
Friday from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Beginning on June 6, the store will expand its hours to include Sundays
from 1:30 until 5:00 p.m.

In addition to the newest Communications Store, Bell Atlantic Mobile has
two other locations in Charlotte: 4724 Sharon Road, Suite 1, and 8720
J.W. Clay Boulevard, Suite 1 near UNCC.

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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 6.4 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, Bell Atlantic
Corporation (NYSE:BEL) is one of the world's largest wireless
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.