June 28, 2006

BellSouth Expands Wireless Broadband Service Into Charleston Area

BellSouth Release

Service Will be Available Soon in Parts of Charleston Area and Four Other Southeast Markets

Charleston - June 28, 2006 - In a move to extend broadband access to more customers, BellSouth (NYSE: BLS) announced today the expansion of BellSouth's Wireless Broadband Service into five new markets in its service territory, including the Charleston area. The company will also deploy the service in the third of quarter of 2006 to parts of Melbourne, Fla.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; Greenville, Miss. and Albany, Ga.

BellSouth's wireless broadband service offers residential and business customers high-speed Internet access, with downstream speeds up to 1.5Mbps and no phone line needed. The system transmits signals between local radio towers and a small non-line-of-sight desktop subscriber modem and utilizes BellSouth licensed WCS 2.3GHz spectrum.

"With BellSouth Wireless Broadband Service, we can reach even more of our customers with high-speed Internet access, said Harry Lightsey, BellSouth state president - S.C. "One of our primary focuses in these latest deployments has been on our rural customers, some whose only opportunity to experience high-speed Internet is with our wireless broadband service."

BellSouth wireless broadband customers have the option to use the service at a discount as backup access to the Internet in the event of a wireline network outage. Customers can also choose to bundle a Wi-fi service into their BellSouth Wireless Broadband service.

BellSouth was the first major telecom provider to commercially launch wireless broadband using pre-WIMAX technology. The company initially deployed the service in August 2005 in Athens, Ga. In addition, BellSouth offers wireless broadband service in Palatka, Fla.; New Orleans, La.; Gulfport, Miss.; and DeLand, Fla. BellSouth plans to expand the service to additional cities throughout 2006. In addition, BellSouth announced yesterday that it would begin lab trials of WiMAX next quarter using Alcatel's Evolium WiMAX solution.

For more information or to subscribe to wireless broadband, visit www.bellsouth.net/wirelessbb or call 1-877-241-5490.

About BellSouth Corporation

BellSouth Corporation is a Fortune 500 communications company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. BellSouth has joint control and 40 percent ownership of Cingular Wireless, the nation's largest wireless voice and data provider with 55.8 million customers. Backed by award-winning customer service, BellSouth offers the most comprehensive and innovative package of voice and data services available in the market.

Through BellSouth Answers, residential and small business customers can bundle their local and long distance service with dial-up and high-speed DSL Internet access, satellite television and Cingular Wireless service. For businesses, BellSouth provides secure, reliable local and long distance voice and data networking solutions.

BellSouth also offers print and online directory advertising through The Real Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM from BellSouth. BellSouth believes that diversity and fostering an inclusive environment are critical in maintaining a competitive advantage in today's global marketplace.

More information about BellSouth can be found at http://www.bellsouth.com.