06.15.1998Corporate

Shoppers Can Wrap Up Father's Day And Graduation Gift-Buying in One Stop by Going Wireless

Shoppers Can Wrap Up Father's Day And Graduation Gift-Buying in One Stop by Going Wireless


June 15, 1998









Media contact:

Pat Quolke,
412-563-0367




PITTSBURGH, PA -- Reasons for wanting one may be radically
different, but wireless phones and accessories are topping the wish-list for
fathers and graduates this gift-giving season. In response, Bell Atlantic
Mobile is offering more affordable wireless solutions than ever before, and
in more places. Not only can shoppers buy wireless gifts at Bell Atlantic
Mobile's 27 Communications Stores and mall kiosks in the Pittsburgh
Region, they can also go to one of the more than 130 company retailers
and agents in the area. Here's what's hot from Bell Atlantic Mobile this
summer to keep everyone in touch, whether gift-givers are buying for a
traveling executive, a retired golf enthusiast or a teenager wanting to be
everywhere at once: MobileMinutesSM: A pre-paid wireless service that
allows the gift-giver to pay for the recipient's wireless phone calls.
MobileMinutes phone cards are available in increments of $25 or $50.
DigitalChoiceSM Service: The newest technology for wireless phones
that works around town and across the country. It comes with voice mail,
caller ID, the first airtime minute of incoming local calls free, landline-like
call quality and call privacy.


AirBridgeSM Internet Access: Wireless Internet access service for the
recent grad who wants to job search on the 'Net using her laptop, whether
she's at the park or a sidewalk cafe; or for the Dad who needs to access his
e-mail and data on his corporate intranet, whether he's at the airport or on
the golf course. Only $54.99 a month, including an e-mail address, for
unlimited use anywhere within Bell Atlantic Mobile's extensive network
from Boston to Columbia, S.C. Package Deals: For easy grab-and-go
shopping, Bell Atlantic Mobile is offering package deals on wireless phones
and service. For instance, this Father's Day, you can purchase a cellular
phone for just $19.99 and save $60 in monthly access during the first six
months. The promotion offers a $9.95 monthly access for the first six
month of cellular service, and after that it's only $19.95 monthly access.
The plan also includes 200 minutes of night and weekend local airtime
every month. Phone Accessories: Include leather carrying cases, spare
batteries, cigarette lighter adapters and hands-free speaker phone kits.


Bell Atlantic Mobile owns and operates the largest wireless network in the
East, covering 112,000 square miles, and the largest chain of retail outlets
devoted exclusively to wireless voice, data and paging. The company has
5.5 million customers and 7,000 employees from Maine to Georgia and,
through a separate subsidiary, in the Southwest. Through its "Wireless at
Work?" community relations program, the company uses its technology to
help individuals and communities improve security and emergency
communications. The company's Pittsburgh Regional Headquarters are in
Thorn Hill Industrial Park, Marshall Township, with a network of more
than 25 communications stores and sales kiosks throughout the region.
For more information on Bell Atlantic Mobile visit: www.bam.com; on
global operations visit: www.bellatlantic.com/worldwide.