Bell Atlantic Mobile Adds Wireless Web

Bell Atlantic Mobile Tuesday launched a new
wireless Web service throughout its network which spans most of the Northeast.


Those who select Web Access Plus will be able to use an array of
applications wirelessly over the Internet, including sending and receiving
e-mail, surfing the Web and checking product inventory on corporate
intranets.


The service is available beginning Tuesday in New Hampshire from the
Massachusetts border through Concord, N.H. and out to the coast as well as
in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. Clients who choose the
service may stay connected anywhere with the aid of a wireless modem for a
laptop or a personal digital assistant.


For approximately $39.95 a month, Web Access Plus users get access to
the Internet and intranets, an e-mail account and unlimited usage anywhere
within Bell Atlantic Mobile’s (BEL)
data footprint. The cost of Web Access Plus is determined by the size of the
data transmitted or received, measured in
kilobytes. This means one can be online all day and only incur costs for the
data actually sent or received.


With 40 million mobile professionals in the U.S. requiring constant access
to e-mail, corporate intranets and inventory, and various on-line services,
wireless data is a market the Yankee Group predicts which will grow from
$1.8 billion this year to $13.2 billion by 2003.


“Data technology has and will continue to significantly impact the way we
live and work,” said Bob Stott, president of Bell Atlantic Mobile’s
Northeast region. “We have years of experience in the implementation and
management of commercial IP networks. Most other carriers are just getting
their feet wet when offering wireless data services.”


For more information on Web Access Plus, clients may look here.

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