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Cingular Wireless expands network coverage throughout eastern NC

Posted Thursday, December 2, 2004

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17 new cell sites to improve customers' wireless experience

To meet increased demand for wireless service in the Raleigh area, Cingular Wireless today announced the addition of 17 new cell sites this month enhancing wireless coverage in Raleigh and throughout Eastern N.C.

The company is adding new cell sites throughout Eastern N.C. as part of this year's $55 million North Carolina network expansion campaign. The 2004 investment includes the addition of almost 70 new cell sites and enhancements to existing sites in the Eastern half of the state which will enhance call quality, increase capacity and extend the network's footprint. Of the 26 new sites planned for the fourth quarter, 17 are being activated in December. "Network quality is a priority at Cingular, so over the past three years we have invested more than $300 million in our North Carolina network," Forsyth said. Cingular, the nation's largest wireless carrier, has the largest digital voice and data network in America.

In December, Cingular is boosting wireless coverage in the following areas of Eastern N.C.:

Raleigh-Durham Market
- Along US Highway 1 near Tramway just south of Sanford
- Along Highway 42 east of I-40 near Austin Pond area
- Residential areas south of Wake Forest near intersection of Forestville and Burlington Mills Roads
- Along Highway 210 between I-40 and the town of Angier
- In the town of Bunn
- U.S. Highway 421 just south of Siler City
- U.S. Highway 421 west of Lillington

Goldsboro-Kinston Market
- In Snow Hill
- Along US Highway 258 Northwest of Kinston

Fayetteville-Lumberton Market
- Highway 87 in Fayetteville between I-95 and I-95 Business
- In the Rockfish area just west of Hope Mills
- Near the intersection of I-95 & Highway 53
- Along Highway 211 west of Raeford near Timberland area
- US Highway 1 just north of Southern Pines

Greenville-Washington Market
- Residential areas southeast of Greenville, NC near Highway 43 and Worthington Road intersection
- In Williamston

Wilmington Market
- In Wilmington near the intersection of Kerr Avenue and Market Street

Sites added recently improve coverage in the following areas:
- In South Goldsboro and along US Highway 70 Bypass in Goldsboro near North Park
- Along I-95 between the towns of Dunn and Benson
- I-40 and Highway 50 north of Benson
- Residential areas along Buffalo Road east of Raleigh
- Along US Highway 421 between Clinton and Spivey's Corner
- Willis Landing/Bear Creek area east of Camp Lejeune

Cingular operates a GSM/GPRS/EDGE network in the Carolinas. GSM is the Global System for Mobile Communications, giving customers the latest technology advances, including phones with greater functionality and unique features, high-speed data connectivity and superior sound quality. With almost 1 billion people in 200-plus countries using GSM technology, more than 70% of the world's total wireless market is GSM.

What GSM delivers for voice, EDGE technology delivers for data. EDGE is a high-speed wireless data service which gives customers true "third generation" (3G) wireless data services with data speeds typically three times faster than what was available on GPRS.

 
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