Telestet Offers Warm Welcome To Roaming Mobile Phone Users

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Telestet Offers Warm Welcome
To Roaming Mobile Phone Users

16 August 1999


Media Relations:
Deppie Tzimea-Houliarakis, +301-618-6160

ATHENS, Greece -Stet Hellas continues to roll out the
welcome mat to travelers who visit Greece and choose the Telestet
network for mobile phone service.

With summer tourism in full swing, Telestet is sending every mobile
phone user who roams on its network a welcome message that includes the
helpful 4-digit number ("1261") for Telestet Directory
Assistance. The text message lets visitors know they are connected to the
Telestet network as well as how to get help finding phone numbers and
other information while traveling in Greece.

Telestet Directory Assistance operates around-the-clock, 365 days a year,
with staff operators fluent in a number of languages, including Greek,
Italian, Spanish, and English. Telestet's operators also offer "yellow
pages" service that callers can use to find restaurants, shopping, and
other services anywhere in Greece based only on a description of what
they are looking for.

"Roaming" is the ability to make or receive mobile phone calls
outside your home network. Stet Hellas has reciprocal roaming
agreements with 125 partner companies based in 76 countries around the
world. Roaming customers normally pay about 150 Greek drachmas, or
roughly 50 cents US, for a Directory Assistance call.

Last month, Stet Hellas launched Smart Tourist Guide, the service that
automatically pinpoints customers and delivers a guided tour of the nearest
historic and cultural sites around the country. It is available exclusively to
Telestet network users, including "roamers" and visitors who
purchase Telestet's pre-paid mobile phone service, B Free by Telestet.

Stet Hellas Telecommunications S.A. is at the forefront of the mobile
communications industry in Europe. To its growing base of more than
928,000 customers in Greece, the company's Telestet brand stands for
innovative services and the latest in communications technology. The
company's shareholders include Stet Mobile Holdings NV, Bell Atlantic
and the Interamerican Group, and its stock is publicly traded on the
NASDAQ (STHLY) and Amsterdam (STHLS) exchanges. Internet users:
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