Cingular Sets Its Sites on ‘Driving Down The Shore’ This Summer

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., May 26 /PRNewswire/ — The unofficial start of summer is upon us. Memorial Day is traditionally the first summer get-away weekend for beach-goers.

Cingular Wireless, the nation’s largest wireless provider, today highlighted its commitment to provide outstanding network performance and a world-class wireless experience for customers using their service when driving down to beaches in southern New Jersey and Delaware.

The project includes the addition of four new cell sites in Beach Haven Park, Longport, Woodbine and Buckshutem. Additional areas of coverage improvement also include Stone Harbor, Wildwood, Avalon, South Seaside Park, North Cape May, and Burleigh.

“We are aggressively putting up new sites to give our customers in southern New Jersey and Delaware more bars in more places, so that they have the very best wireless network experience when they’re at home, at work or driving down to Atlantic City or Rehoboth Beach this summer,” said Dan Lafond, Cingular Wireless Vice President and General Manager for Greater Philadelphia.

Plus for those rainy days at the shore, Cingular announced it has improved its in-building wireless coverage at Trump Plaza, Trump Taj Mahal and Trump Marina in Atlantic City and in many of the most popular shopping malls in southern New Jersey and Delaware including Ocean County Mall, Hamilton Mall in May’s Landing and the Rehoboth Outlet Centers.

Cingular’s network technicians drive approximately 80,000 miles every month throughout the greater Philadelphia area, monitoring the company’s network, as well as those of competitors. That’s more than three complete trips around the earth!

Cingular continues to enhance its network daily in the Greater Philadelphia area. This year, Cingular Wireless plans to spend more than $6 billion nationally to add thousands of new cell sites and to fine-tune network performance.

About Cingular Wireless

Cingular’s network in the Philadelphia metropolitan area and Central Pennsylvania area covers more than 11 million people and extends across 13,000-square-miles outward from greater metropolitan Philadelphia to include Central and Southern New Jersey, areas of Northeastern Pennsylvania including Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Central Pennsylvania including Harrisburg and State College as well as Delaware.

Cingular Wireless is the largest wireless carrier in the United States, serving 50.4 million customers. Cingular, a joint venture between SBC Communications Inc. (NYSE:SBC) and BellSouth Corporation (NYSE:BLS) , has the largest digital voice and data network in the nation — the ALLOVER(SM) network – and the largest mobile-to-mobile community of any national wireless carrier. Cingular is the only U.S. wireless carrier to offer Rollover(R) Minutes, the wireless plan that lets customers keep their unused monthly minutes. Details of the company are available at http://www.cingular.com/ . Get Cingular Wireless press releases e-mailed to you automatically. Sign up at http://www.cingular.com/newsroom .

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