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Bell Atlantic Mobile to Sell Inet's Spider® Modem
Mobile Users Get Wireless Access To Email and the Internet
At Special Price -- Lowest Cost PC Card Modem Option For
AirBridge® Wireless Data Service
April 12, 1999
BEDMINSTER, NJ -- Bell Atlantic Mobile today announced it will sell
Inet's Spider® Cellular Digital Packet Data (CDPD) modem for use with
Bell Atlantic Mobile's extensive AirBridge® wireless data service.
Mobile users can now purchase Inet's Spider CDPD modem at the special
price of $499, when they sign up for Bell Atlantic Mobile's AirBridge®
wireless data service at the flat rate of $39.95 per month for unlimited
wireless Internet access and email usage.
The combination of the modem and service pricing equips mobile users
with a fast and inexpensive route to data -- in fact, the lowest cost PC
card modem Bell Atlantic Mobile currently offers -- while they're on the
go. Mobile users simply slide Inet's Spider CDPD modem into the Type
III PC card slot of any laptop computer to access corporate intranets, the
Internet, and e-mail--wirelessly--via Bell Atlantic Mobile's wireless data
For just $39.95 a month, Bell Atlantic Mobile's AirBridge® Internet access
customers receive their own Internet e-mail address and have unlimited
access to corporate intranets and the Internet while traveling through the
company's wireless data service area. Users who need coverage outside
Bell Atlantic Mobile's territory can leverage the company's agreements
with other major carriers for expanded area service at a nominal fee.
Inet's Spider CDPD modem offers a simple, single-card design for a
wireless connection to Bell Atlantic Mobile's wireless data services. With
Inet's Spider, users have access to critical data, files and applications
without bulky equipment or tangled cables. The modem fits completely
into the Type III PC card slot of any laptop computer and does not require
an external power supply.
The service and modem combination is available directly from Bell
Atlantic Mobile. Volume discounts are available.
Inet, the first company to integrate a complete CDPD modem into a single
PC card, has a line of CDPD products for vertical markets such as law
enforcement, health care, and dispatch. Inet's CDPD products include: the
Spider CDPD modem, a Type III PC Card for laptops running Windows
95, 98 and NT; the Spider II, a Type II PC card for handheld PCs running
Windows CE; and the Spider B3 booster, an auxiliary power booster for
Inet Technologies, Inc. (Inet), based in Plano, TX, is a privately-held
company with more than 400 employees. Beyond its wireless data
products, the company provides telecommunications testing, performance
monitoring, and network operations support systems to local, long
distance, cellular, and PCS carriers worldwide. For more information
about Inet and its products, persons may contact Inet on the World Wide
Web at www.inet.com.
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 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.