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.

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