Sharing Results in Great Rewards
Monthly "Bank" of Shared Minutes Provides Cost Effective
Wireless Solution for Businesses and Families
April 6, 1999
Pam Boyd, (609) 642-6226
PHILADELPHIA - - Share and share alike. We were taught at a young
age that sharing is the right thing to do. If you practiced this adage at a
young age, it will prove beneficial to you now, as Bell Atlantic Mobile
has introduced a new plan featuring shared wireless calling minutes.
Called DigitalChoice® "Share-A-Minute," Bell Atlantic Mobile's new
digital service plan is an economical and flexible plan that allows
wireless phone users to activate up to three separate lines and share a
large "bank" of minutes every month. The plan allows customers
flexibility in how they manage every minute of their allowance as their
needs change -- week-to-week or month-to-month.
Share-A-Minute customers may select a two or three line plan. Both
plans include 600 local airtime minutes of shared talk time each month,
free voice mail, free caller ID and the first incoming minute free. The
plans are priced at $75 and $90 respectively.
"You may have found it tough to share your allowance as a kid," said
John Stratton, president of Bell Atlantic Mobile's Philadelphia Tri-State
Region. "But as an adult, the benefits of sharing will become immediately
apparent. By choosing the Share-A-Minute plan, customers have the
flexibility of a pool of minutes that can be used by two or three
different phone lines," said Stratton.
Small businesses and families -- and others who are likely to have two or
three phone lines -- will find Share-A-Minute a smart, economical
solution for addressing their wireless phone needs, while managing
usage. If a business is utilizing three wireless phone lines, for example,
the company principal may be using 400 minutes per month while the
other two employees may only need 100 minutes each. Under this plan,
our customers are getting 600 minutes to share at only $30 per line.
Family members, such as a husband and wife, also will find the same
benefits by being able to share minutes with each other.
For more information on DigitalChoice Share-A-Minute, visit a Bell
Atlantic Mobile Communications store or call 1-800-255-BELL.
Business customers may call 1-800-892-7765.
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.