Cingular Further Simplifies National Pricing

"Worry-free" Nationwide Calling Plans Eliminate Roaming and Long Distance, Add Hundreds of Minutes

ATLANTA - March 4, 2002 - Cingular Wireless - the nation's second largest wireless carrier - is again bringing simplicity and added value to wireless customers by boldly increasing the number of package minutes to its national rate plans and eliminating roaming and long distance charges in the United States.

With the new Cingular Nation rate plans, customers:
Never have to worry about roaming
Never have to worry about long distance
Never have to worry about rate area maps
Have hundreds of additional package minutes, and
Have 3,500 national nights and weekend minutes for added flexibility.

"Cingular Wireless is keeping customers first by ensuring their experience is simple and effortless," said Stephen Carter, President and CEO of Cingular Wireless. "By eliminating boundaries and offering more premium minutes across the United States, we are offering worry-free wireless."

The new Cingular Nation rate plans are the simplest and most compelling pricing solutions in the industry. Standard pricing for Cingular Nation plans across all geographic markets will begin during the first week of March. For example, the $39.99 national plan includes 350 package minutes (an increase of 100 percent), 3,500 Nights and Weekend package bonus minutes, long distance and roaming. Customers can use these minutes anywhere in the United States - they do not have to be used exclusively on Cingular networks.

Cingular Nation rate plans are available at a wide range of prices:

Price $29.99 $39.99 $49.99 $69.99 $99.99 $149.99 $199.99
Package Minutes 250 350 500 850 1200 2000 3000
Night and Weekend Minutes 3500 3500 3500 3500 3500 3500 3500

"This new initiative by Cingular makes our national calling plans affordable for a much broader consumer base," added Carter. "An additional 3500 nationwide bonus minutes provides additional flexibility. And we've taken the guess-work out of wireless by eliminating roaming and long distance charges."

Consumers can subscribe to one of the new Cingular Nation plans simply by calling Cingular customer service at 1-866-CINGULAR or on the web at The new Cingular Nation plans will be introduced throughout the nation between March 3 and March 9.


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 nearly 21.6 million customers nationwide. Cingular offers 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