First Dad To Win Wireless Phone From Bell Atlantic Mobile

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"First" Dad To Win Wireless Phone From Bell Atlantic Mobile

Company Communications Stores Offer Free Wireless Calls to Dads
and Granddads

June 15, 1998

Media contact:

Robin B. Nicol, 908-789-4719
Howard Waterman, 914-365-7212


ORANGEBURG, NY -- To celebrate Father's Day and to help families
stay safe and in touch through wireless communications, Bell Atlantic
Mobile will present a wireless phone to the father of the first baby born on
Sunday, June 21, at Rahway Hospital, Rahway, NJ. The gift will include
a wireless phone, $100 in MobileMinutessm prepaid wireless calling cards
and a road safety kit that contains jumper cables, a first aid kit, tire sealer
and other items.

"Today's families lead hectic lives and welcome the peace of mind a
wireless phone can bring," said Julie Dobson, president of Bell Atlantic
Mobile's New York/New Jersey metro area. "With a wireless phone,
parents can be reached at any time and can call caregivers, doctors and
family members from anywhere. And, in an emergency, a wireless phone is
the quickest way to call for help."

"First" dads in three other hospitals in the NY/NJ metro area also will be
presented with wireless phones. Those facilities are Long Island Jewish
Medical Center, Westchester Medical Center and Staten Island University
Hospital.

In addition, Bell Atlantic Mobile is inviting residents in the New York/New
Jersey metro area to stop by one of the company's local Communications
Stores during Father's Day weekend (June 19-21) and make a free wireless
call to "Dad."

Calls will be limited to three minutes each, but can be placed to anywhere
in the continental United States using the Company's DigitalChoicesm
wireless phone service. The offer is open to all area residents and you do
not have to be a Bell Atlantic Mobile customer to participate.

More than 40 Bell Atlantic Mobile Communications Stores are located in
retail districts and shopping malls throughout the New York/New Jersey
metro area.

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. Based in
Bedminster, NJ, Bell Atlantic Mobile 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 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.

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