Cingular Wireless Tops 20 Million Wireless Voice Customers

Ohio Resident, the 20 Millionth Customer, Receives 20,000 Minutes of Free Service with Complimentary Phone

Cleveland, OH, February 21, 2001 - Just one month after introducing itself as the nation's newest provider of wireless service, Cingular Wireless today celebrated a Cleveland resident as its 20 millionth wireless voice service customer.

Jaime Price, a 24 year-old loan officer from Brunswick, received a free Nokia 8260 and 20,000 minutes of free airtime. The celebration was held at 10 a.m. today at Cingular's Strongsville store surrounded by 20 large clocks, representing the 20,000 minutes of free service.

"I'm completely amazed," said Price, who characterizes herself as someone who doesn't leave home without her wireless phone. "How many people can say that they were the 20 millionth customer of a company? One thing for sure - I won't have any problems using my 20,000 free minutes. Thanks to Cingular, I'm going to be the most connected woman in town."

Cingular is the only wireless provider dedicated to enhancing individual human expression. With Cingular's new "Chat All You Want" promotion, customers receive free, unlimited mobile-to-mobile local calling and text-messaging with other Cingular customers. Making it easier for customers to choose which wireless plan is right for them, Cingular also offers three simplified calling plans -- Cingular National, Cingular Regional, and Cingular Home.

"We're very happy for Jaime, and the fact that she's from the Cleveland area is exciting for us," said Joe Buscemi, General Manager of the Northern Ohio region. "We hope she takes full advantage of her free wireless service and has fun expressing herself while doing it."

Price, an avid animal enthusiast who owns 10 pets - three dogs, four cats, two rabbits and a Macaw - plans to use her phone to keep in touch with family, friends and co-workers. She recently graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in business management.

Cingular, the second largest wireless carrier in the United States, has over 20 million total wireless voice and data customers in 42 of the top 52 markets and is the only wireless provider dedicated to enhancing individual human expression. The Cingular name unites 11 brands brought together through the joint venture of SBC Communications and BellSouth.

Cingular Wireless is the second largest wireless carrier in the U.S., and is dedicated to self-expression and customer-friendly service. As a leader in mobile voice and data communications, Cingular, a joint venture between SBC Communications and BellSouth, currently serves over 20 million customers nationwide. Cingular's vision is to grow rapidly by offering customers advanced technologies in simple, cost-effective ways that permit them to tap the creative potential of wireless through their own self-expression. Details of the company are available at