Bell Atlantic Mobile to Sell Inet's Spider® Modem

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Bell Atlantic Mobile today announced it will sell Inet's Spider® Cellular Digital Packet Data (CDPD) modem for use with Bell Atlantic Mobile's extensive AirBridge® wireless data service.

Mobile users can now purchase Inet's Spider CDPD modem at the special price of $499, when they sign up for Bell Atlantic Mobile's AirBridge® wireless data service at the flat rate of $39.95 per month for unlimited wireless Internet access and email usage.

The combination of the modem and service pricing equips mobile users with a fast and inexpensive route to data -- in fact, the lowest cost PC card modem Bell Atlantic Mobile currently offers -- while they're on the go. Mobile users simply slide Inet's Spider CDPD modem into the Type III PC card slot of any laptop computer to access corporate intranets, the Internet, and e-mail--wirelessly--via Bell Atlantic Mobile's wireless data service.

For just $39.95 a month, Bell Atlantic Mobile's AirBridge® Internet access customers receive their own Internet e-mail address and have unlimited access to corporate intranets and the Internet while traveling through the company's wireless data service area. Users who need coverage outside Bell Atlantic Mobile's territory can leverage the company's agreements with other major carriers for expanded area service at a nominal fee.

Inet's Spider CDPD modem offers a simple, single-card design for a wireless connection to Bell Atlantic Mobile's wireless data services. With Inet's Spider, users have access to critical data, files and applications without bulky equipment or tangled cables. The modem fits completely into the Type III PC card slot of any laptop computer and does not require an external power supply.

The service and modem combination is available directly from Bell Atlantic Mobile. Volume discounts are available.

Inet, the first company to integrate a complete CDPD modem into a single PC card, has a line of CDPD products for vertical markets such as law enforcement, health care, and dispatch. Inet's CDPD products include: the Spider CDPD modem, a Type III PC Card for laptops running Windows 95, 98 and NT; the Spider II, a Type II PC card for handheld PCs running Windows CE; and the Spider B3 booster, an auxiliary power booster for vehicle-based applications.

Inet Technologies, Inc. (Inet), based in Plano, TX, is a privately-held company with more than 400 employees. Beyond its wireless data products, the company provides telecommunications testing, performance monitoring, and network operations support systems to local, long distance, cellular, and PCS carriers worldwide. For more information about Inet and its products, persons may contact Inet on the World Wide Web at

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:; on global operations visit: