Unlimited Wireless Internet and
E-Mail Make it To The Mainstream in Washington/Baltimore
Bell Atlantic Mobile Courts Consumers with New Flat-Rate, Affordable Pricing
March 15, 1999
Audrey Schaefer, APR
SILVER SPRING, Md. --- Laptop, handheld computer and personal
data assistant users have a new reason to cut the cord: affordable,
predictable and secure mobile wireless connection to World Wide Web,
at a price that won't break the bank, with Bell Atlantic Mobile
AirBridge® Internet Access.
Making wireless Internet and e-mail accessible to a whole new segment
of consumers in Washington/Baltimore, Bell Atlantic Mobile is now
offering unlimited, flat-rate Internet and e-mail service for just $39.95 a
month in the company's extensive AirBridge data footprint.
"With this new pricing, Internet users won't be bound by wires or
inhibited by cost," said Gary Schulman, president of Bell Atlantic Mobile
in the Washington/Baltimore region. "People in this market are among
the most avid Internet users in the nation, ranked second only to Silicon
Valley. Now they can be mobile, and still do all the things they're used to
on the web, like e-mail, shop, trade stocks or check their companies'
Intranet sites from virtually anywhere."
"Business people and consumers have told us they want all the features of
the web and e-mail at their finger tips whether they're at home, in the
office, on a train, or traveling in another town," said Schulman. "The use
of wireless data has soared 126 percent in the last year among Bell
Atlantic Mobile customers in Washington/Baltimore."
For $39.95, consumers get unlimited, flat-rate wireless access to the
World Wide Web and e-mail while traveling within Bell Atlantic
Mobile's extensive AirBridge data footprint, which spans from Boston to
Fredericksburg, Va., and in the Carolinas. Users traveling outside this
area are able to utilize the service at 8 cents a Kilobyte.
Consumers interested in getting more information, including terms and
conditions, should call 1-800-308-DATA, stop by a Bell Atlantic Mobile
Communications Store or visit www.bam.com.
Bell Atlantic Mobile was named leader in overall customer satisfaction
among wireless users in the Washington/Baltimore market, according to
the prestigious J.D. Power and Associates 1998 U.S. Wireless Customer
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, with regional headquarters in Silver Spring, Md., 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 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: