Cingular Wireless and WorldCom Complete Agreement To Transition Customers

ATLANTA, AUGUST 6, 2002 - Cingular Wireless, the nation's second largest wireless carrier, and WorldCom have completed an agreement that enables WorldCom Wireless customers served by the Cingular Wireless network to establish Cingular as their new retail wireless service provider.

Under the terms of the agreement, WorldCom Wireless customers on the Cingular network will be offered the opportunity to transfer to Cingular with rate plans comparable to those provided by WorldCom Wireless. Cingular and WorldCom will both be sending letters to customers explaining the transition process. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

"Cingular's intention has been, and continues to be centered around the customer. We want to ensure our resale customers with WorldCom Wireless continue to enjoy uninterrupted wireless service, do not have to pay migration fees and can keep their same wireless number, "said Mark Feidler, Cingular's chief operating officer.

Cingular Wireless is the second largest wireless carrier in the U.S, and a joint venture between SBC Communications (NYSE - SBC) and BellSouth (NYSE - BLS). As a leader in mobile voice and data communications, Cingular serves more than 22 million voice and data customers across the United States. Cingular provides cellular/PCS service in 43 of the top 50 markets nationwide. Cingular's Mobitex-based wireless packet data service operates throughout the United States, covering more than 93 percent of the urban business population located in 492 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) and non-MSAs with a total population of 200 million people. 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