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By Gary Gately and Gary Gately,SUN STAFF | December 20, 1995
W. B. Doner & Co., the Baltimore-based advertising giant, has lost its $12 million-a-year Bell Atlantic Nynex Mobile account as a result of the mobile phone company's move to consolidate all its advertising with one firm.Bell Atlantic Nynex, based in Bedminster, N.J., had divided annual advertising among four agencies, including Doner's Baltimore office.But after a two-month review, the joint cellular phone venture created last summer by Bell Atlantic and Nynex selected Bozell Worldwide in New York to handle the entire account.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | December 10, 1998
BEDMINSTER, N.J. -- Bell Atlantic Corp., the largest U.S. local phone company, and Crown Castle International Corp. said yesterday that they are forming a $650 million joint venture that will own, operate and lease space on Bell Atlantic's wireless phone transmission towers.Bell Atlantic Mobile, the company's wireless unit, will contribute its 1,400 towers to the venture. Crown Castle will own 62.3 percent of the venture and Bell Atlan- tic Mobile will own the rest. Crown Castle will also have the option to increase its stake four years later.
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By Leslie Cauley | March 19, 1991
Bell Atlantic Mobile Systems, the cellular arm of Bell Atlantic Corp., said yesterday that it plans to expand its use of microcellular technology to enhance cellular phone reception indoors at public locations.The new technology will be unveiled publicly for the first time later this month in Washington's Union Station.Microcell technology utilizes the cellular concept on a smaller scale, placing extremely low-power cells in heavily used areas. In Union Station, Bell Atlantic Mobile plans to place a suitcase-sized transmitter and antennae in the Amtrak waiting area.
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By Shanon D. Murray and Shanon D. Murray,SUN STAFF | June 4, 1998
The Baltimore-Washington regional headquarters of Bell Atlantic Mobile, the wireless subsidiary of Bell Atlantic Corp., said yesterday that it will move to Howard County after 14 years in Silver Spring.About 300 employees will be relocated to an office building Bell Atlantic Mobile is constructing on 30 acres in the new, 100-acre Montpelier Research Park near the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory off U.S. 29.Work on the 158,000-square-foot, three-story building is to begin in August and should be completed next summer, Gary Schulman, president of Bell Atlantic Mobile's Baltimore-Washington regional office, said at a news conference at APL.Additionally, the regional subsidiary is expected to double its number of employees in four years, and exceed 1,000 workers at the facility not long after that, Schulman said.
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By Gary Rosenzweig and Gary Rosenzweig,Staff Writer | June 9, 1993
Bell Atlantic Mobile has reached an agreement with AT&T Network Systems under which AT&T will provide the Washington calling area with equipment to expand Bell Atlantic Mobile's cellular services so computers can communicate without phone lines, wires or cables.Bell Atlantic Mobile is among cellular companies that hope to provide the first system to allow computers to communicate over cellular phones through a standardized system. Bell Atlantic's system would carry data over a cellular network using the Cellular Digital Packet Data standard.
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By Leslie Cauley and Leslie Cauley,Staff Writer | February 15, 1992
If you're a customer of Bell Atlantic Mobile Systems and you've had your cellular phone reprogrammed to recognize the new 410 area code, better check your latest phone bill. Chances are, it's wrong.The culprit, Bell Atlantic Mobile says, is a glitch in some of its billing software, which apparently can't keep charges straight for cellular phones that have been reprogrammed for the 410 area code. Many customers are being overcharged."Faulty bills are still going out," said Brian Wood, a spokesman for Bell Atlantic Mobile, the cellular arm of Bell Atlantic Corp.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | December 10, 1998
BEDMINSTER, N.J. -- Bell Atlantic Corp., the largest U.S. local phone company, and Crown Castle International Corp. said yesterday that they are forming a $650 million joint venture that will own, operate and lease space on Bell Atlantic's wireless phone transmission towers.Bell Atlantic Mobile, the company's wireless unit, will contribute its 1,400 towers to the venture. Crown Castle will own 62.3 percent of the venture and Bell Atlan- tic Mobile will own the rest. Crown Castle will also have the option to increase its stake four years later.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Sun Staff Writer | April 29, 1994
WASHINGTON -- Bell Atlantic Mobile became the first cellular phone company in the country to put a price tag on a new cellular data transmission technology yesterday, boasting that it will let customers send wireless electronic mail for less than the cost of a postage stamp.Introducing the new AirBridge Packet service at a news conference here, executives of the Bell Atlantic Corp. unit expressed confidence that its prices would be competitive with existing wireless data services while eventually covering a much greater territory.
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By Leslie Cauley | November 27, 1990
An article in yesterday's Business section incorrectly reported that Pulse One Communications Inc. will be signing up customers for Bell Atlantic Mobile Systems Inc. and Cellular One. Pulse One is working with a reseller of cellular services that has the capability to sign up customers for either company, but Pulse One will be selling only for Cellular One.&The Sun regrets the errors.Pulse One Communications Inc., an Owings Mills-based cellular phone dealer that filed for bankruptcy earlier this year, plans to reopen for business later this week, a company executive said yesterday.
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By Leslie Cauley and Leslie Cauley,Staff Writer | March 17, 1992
If you're one of those people who have at least three different phone numbers listed on your business card, Bell Atlantic Mobile Systems has what you want: a one-person, one-number service.The new service, which has not yet been named, will permit callers to reach subscribers no matter where they are -- on the road, in the office or at home -- by dialing a single telephone number. It marks the first time that one-person, one-number dialing has been offered in the East.The Bell Atlantic service, which is expected to be available by June, will cost $15 to $25 a month, making it by far the most expensive enhancement available in the Bell Atlantic stable of cellular services.
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By Gary Gately and Gary Gately,SUN STAFF | December 20, 1995
W. B. Doner & Co., the Baltimore-based advertising giant, has lost its $12 million-a-year Bell Atlantic Nynex Mobile account as a result of the mobile phone company's move to consolidate all its advertising with one firm.Bell Atlantic Nynex, based in Bedminster, N.J., had divided annual advertising among four agencies, including Doner's Baltimore office.But after a two-month review, the joint cellular phone venture created last summer by Bell Atlantic and Nynex selected Bozell Worldwide in New York to handle the entire account.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Sun Staff Writer | July 11, 1995
Bell Atlantic Nynex Mobile, the newly combined wireless affiliate of two regional Bell companies, said yesterday that it would slash its "roaming" rates for subscribers using their cell phones outside their home region.The company, formed July 1 out of the merger of Bell Atlantic Mobile and Nynex Mobile, said it would eliminate all daily roaming charges through an area that stretches from Maine to Fredericksburg, Va. In addition, it cut the per-minute charge for roaming within the region from 75-99 cents to a consistent 59 cents through the region.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Sun Staff Writer | July 1, 1995
As Bell Atlantic Mobile and Nynex Wireless consummated their long-planned merger today, their cellular telephone customers were in line to catch a few bouquets.Cellular industry analysts say the merger of the two subsidiaries of regional Bell companies will set off a new flurry of price competition in the fiercely contested Washington-Boston corridor.First announced on June 30, 1994, the merger was completed at 12:01 a.m. today.Gary N. Schulman, regional vice president for Bell Atlantic Mobile in Baltimore-Washington, said the new Bell Atlantic Nynex Mobile will soon have an announcement of moves with a "positive impact" on its customers.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Sun Staff Writer | September 3, 1994
Dialing 411 from a Bell Atlantic Mobile cellular phone soon will get you a lot more than a phone number.Beginning later this month, Bell Atlantic Mobile customers in Baltimore will be able to get hotel and restaurant listings, entertainment and sports event schedules and other information by calling that number or the area code and 555-1212.The InfoAssist service will connect callers with an operator 24 hours a day, the company said. Operators will also be able to connect a caller automatically -- a service likely to be welcomed by people calling from their cars while in traffic.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Sun Staff Writer | June 24, 1994
Roaming charges, the heavy tolls cellular customers pay when they use their wireless phones outside their home regions, are coming down in many American cities, the parent company of Cellular One said yesterday.Southwestern Bell Mobile Systems, the nation's largest cellular carrier, said a series of agreements among 57 U.S. carriers cut the charges yesterday in 564 service areas, including seven of the 10 largest metropolitan areas and 49 of the top 100 markets.The cuts Southwestern Bell listed ranged from 33 percent in New York to 65 percent in Vancouver, Wash.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Sun Staff Writer | April 29, 1994
WASHINGTON -- Bell Atlantic Mobile became the first cellular phone company in the country to put a price tag on a new cellular data transmission technology yesterday, boasting that it will let customers send wireless electronic mail for less than the cost of a postage stamp.Introducing the new AirBridge Packet service at a news conference here, executives of the Bell Atlantic Corp. unit expressed confidence that its prices would be competitive with existing wireless data services while eventually covering a much greater territory.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Sun Staff Writer | September 3, 1994
Dialing 411 from a Bell Atlantic Mobile cellular phone soon will get you a lot more than a phone number.Beginning later this month, Bell Atlantic Mobile customers in Baltimore will be able to get hotel and restaurant listings, entertainment and sports event schedules and other information by calling that number or the area code and 555-1212.The InfoAssist service will connect callers with an operator 24 hours a day, the company said. Operators will also be able to connect a caller automatically -- a service likely to be welcomed by people calling from their cars while in traffic.
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By Shanon D. Murray and Shanon D. Murray,SUN STAFF | June 4, 1998
The Baltimore-Washington regional headquarters of Bell Atlantic Mobile, the wireless subsidiary of Bell Atlantic Corp., said yesterday that it will move to Howard County after 14 years in Silver Spring.About 300 employees will be relocated to an office building Bell Atlantic Mobile is constructing on 30 acres in the new, 100-acre Montpelier Research Park near the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory off U.S. 29.Work on the 158,000-square-foot, three-story building is to begin in August and should be completed next summer, Gary Schulman, president of Bell Atlantic Mobile's Baltimore-Washington regional office, said at a news conference at APL.Additionally, the regional subsidiary is expected to double its number of employees in four years, and exceed 1,000 workers at the facility not long after that, Schulman said.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Sun Staff Writer | April 26, 1994
Bell Atlantic Mobile is set to become the first cellular phone company on the East Coast to offer a new service that would let vending machines, alarm systems and human customers "talk" with their office computers from remote locations without a wire connection.The Bell Atlantic Corp. unit plans to announce the commercial launch of the new data transmission technology -- known as CDPD, for cellular digital packet data -- at a news conference in Washington on Thursday.With the announcement that it is bringing the service to Baltimore and Washington, Bell Atlantic will move to the forefront of the industry in rolling out a technology that is expected to have a wide variety of applications for business and government customers.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun Staff Writer | February 10, 1994
Bell Atlantic Mobile has withdrawn its offer to lease space on a proposed telecommunications tower outside Sykesville.A company official said the move was in response to neighborhood opposition."
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