Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile Introduces Caller ID and Message Waiting Indicator

WALLINGFORD, CN — Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile today announced the availability of two new services that allow wireless customers in Connecticut and western Massachusetts to see who's calling or when a message has been left.

The two enhanced services now available to customers are Caller ID, which displays incoming phone numbers, and Message Waiting Indicator, which notifies customers of voice mail messages. These services are part of Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile's strategy to offer the "next generation" of enhanced services to present and potential customers.

"As a leader in the wireless industry, we want to offer our customers the most advanced service capabilities as soon as they become available," said Chuck Murphy, director of marketing, Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile. "Caller ID and Message Waiting Indicator services are the first of many technological advancements we'll be introducing this year."

Caller ID capabilities allow Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile customers to view the phone number of the person trying to reach them before answering the call. This incoming phone number display feature means that customers no longer have to guess who is calling, and have the option of letting calls go directly to voice mail. The monthly service charge for this feature is $2.99.

The Message Waiting Indicator feature notifies customers when there are messages in their cellular voice mailbox. Depending on the type of phone; customers may be notified of messages by an icon on the display panel or a beep when the phone is turned on. There is no monthly charge for this feature, however customers must use wireless voice mail service for this feature to work.

Customers can receive Caller ID and Message Waiting Indicator service in specially equipped handsets (e.g., Audiovox 465, which is available at a special price of $39.99) at any Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile's Communications stores. For more information, customers can contact Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile toll-free at 1-800-255-BELL or visit one of the 29 stores in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Note to Editors: Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile is the largest wireless service provider on the East Coast and the second largest in the United States. The company offers a full range of wireless personal communications services, including voice, data and paging. Based in Bedminster, N.J., Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile has more than four million customers and 6,500 employees in the Northeast, mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and, through a separate subsidiary, in the Southwest. The company was formed in July, 1995 by combining Bell Atlantic Mobile's and NYNEX Mobile's cellular operations. For more information about the company, visit Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile's Home Page at