Southwestern Bell Gives Oklahoma City "One-Stop" Shopping

Southwestern Bell Store Offers Full Range Of Communications Services In One Location, Seven Days A Week

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, August 21, 1997

Southwestern Bell has opened Oklahoma City's first "one-stop" shopping outlets for telecommunications services.

The new Southwestern Bell Store, located at 6704 N.W. Expressway in Oklahoma City, will provide an extensive assortment of Southwestern Bell's wireless and wireline products and services, enabling residents to pay their wireless or wireline phone bill, obtain services such as ISDN and Caller ID, and purchase equipment such as pagers, telephones and fax machines. Customers also will be able to obtain long-distance wireless service.

Southwestern Bell also has opened a Southwestern Bell Express at Crossroads Mall, where customers can pay their wireless phone bill and obtain selected wireless and wireline services.

"Southwestern Bell Stores are a great resource for customers, and can meet all of their wants and needs," said John Noelker, vice president and general manager of Southwestern Bell Wireless in Oklahoma City. "Customers can do everything from getting the latest wireline phone to outfitting a home office with ISDN."

The Northwest Expressway Southwestern Bell Store will operate under extended hours seven days a week to accommodate customers. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

The Crossroads Southwestern Bell Express (7000 South Crossroads Blvd.) will operate during regular mall hours, which are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Southwestern Bell Stores first opened in Dallas and now serve several locations throughout Texas. The addition of the Oklahoma City stores are another step by Southwestern Bell to become a premier single-source provider of telecommunications products and services in Oklahoma.

Southwestern Bell Wireless is a company of SBC Communications Inc., an international leader in the telecommunications industry, with more than 32 million access lines across the United States, as well as investments in telecommunications businesses in nine countries. Under the Southwestern Bell, Pacific Bell, Nevada Bell and Cellular One brands, the company, through its subsidiaries, offers a wide range of innovative services, including local and long-distance telephone service, wireless communications, paging, Internet access, cable TV and messaging, as well as telecommunications equipment, advertising and publishing. Southwestern Bell Wireless and SBC's other wireless affiliates serve a combined 4.8 million customers in 78 markets nationwide. SBC ( has approximately 118,000 employees. SBC and Pacific Telesis Group reported combined 1996 revenues of $23.5 billion.