UbiquiTel Inc. Launches Sprint PCS Wireless Service in Northern California

With This Launch, UbiquiTel Expands Its Network to an Additional 350,000 Local

Residents for a Total of 2.3 Million Covered POPs Nationally



Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from UbiquiTel Inc.

    CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- UbiquiTel Inc. (Nasdaq: UPCS),
 a Sprint PCS (NYSE:   PCS) Network Partner, today announced the launch of
 advanced Sprint PCS wireless personal communications services (PCS) covering
 more than 350,000 residents in Northern California.  The new network coverage
 area includes Chico, Redding, Paradise, Red Bluff, Oroville and surrounding
 areas.
     "The first quarter has been an exciting one for UbiquiTel," said Donald A.
 Harris, chairman and CEO of UbiquiTel.  "With the addition of Northern
 California to our footprint, we will now be able to offer Sprint PCS customers
 coverage from Redding through Sacramento to Reno, Nevada."
     Harris said that the company has made significant progress in its network
 build-out and execution of the company's strategy to provide seamless Sprint
 PCS coverage.  Because of the Sprint PCS affiliation, UbiquiTel has a distinct
 competitive advantage over other providers because of the Sprint PCS brand
 name, nationwide network coverage and customer service advantages that are
 synonymous with Sprint PCS, the nation's fastest growing wireless provider.
 This launch increases UbiquiTel's network coverage to more than 2.3 million
 residents across all of its markets.
     Harris added that Northern California provides UbiquiTel with an
 "unprecedented opportunity" to offer wireless services to people who travel
 frequently for both business and pleasure.  "What's great about our company is
 our ability to deliver products to meet a wide range of consumers' needs and
 service them better than our competitors," Harris added.
     UbiquiTel is the exclusive provider of Sprint PCS digital wireless
 mobility communications network products and services under the Sprint PCS
 brand name to midsize markets in the Western and Midwestern United States.
 When complete, the majority of UbiquiTel's network will cover portions of
 California, Nevada, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Indiana and
 Kentucky, covering a total population of approximately 7.7 million residents.
 
     Statements contained in this news release that are forward-looking
 statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties.  Such
 forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the "safe-harbor" provisions
 of the private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are made based on
 management's current expectations or beliefs as well as assumptions made by,
 and information currently available to, management.  A variety of factors
 could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in
 UbiquiTel's forward-looking statements, including the following factors:
 UbiquiTel's dependence on its affiliation with Sprint PCS; changes or advances
 in technology; changes in Sprint's national service plans or fee structure
 with UbiquiTel; change in population; increased competition in UbiquiTel's
 markets; UbiquiTel's ability to manage anticipated growth and rapid expansion;
 and general market and economic conditions.  These and other applicable risks,
 cautionary statements and factors that could cause actual results to differ
 from UbiquiTel's forward-looking statements are included in UbiquiTel's
 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically in the "risk
 factors" section of UbiquiTel's Registration Statement on Form S-1 as declared
 effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 7, 2000.
 
 

SOURCE UbiquiTel Inc.
    CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- UbiquiTel Inc. (Nasdaq: UPCS),
 a Sprint PCS (NYSE:   PCS) Network Partner, today announced the launch of
 advanced Sprint PCS wireless personal communications services (PCS) covering
 more than 350,000 residents in Northern California.  The new network coverage
 area includes Chico, Redding, Paradise, Red Bluff, Oroville and surrounding
 areas.
     "The first quarter has been an exciting one for UbiquiTel," said Donald A.
 Harris, chairman and CEO of UbiquiTel.  "With the addition of Northern
 California to our footprint, we will now be able to offer Sprint PCS customers
 coverage from Redding through Sacramento to Reno, Nevada."
     Harris said that the company has made significant progress in its network
 build-out and execution of the company's strategy to provide seamless Sprint
 PCS coverage.  Because of the Sprint PCS affiliation, UbiquiTel has a distinct
 competitive advantage over other providers because of the Sprint PCS brand
 name, nationwide network coverage and customer service advantages that are
 synonymous with Sprint PCS, the nation's fastest growing wireless provider.
 This launch increases UbiquiTel's network coverage to more than 2.3 million
 residents across all of its markets.
     Harris added that Northern California provides UbiquiTel with an
 "unprecedented opportunity" to offer wireless services to people who travel
 frequently for both business and pleasure.  "What's great about our company is
 our ability to deliver products to meet a wide range of consumers' needs and
 service them better than our competitors," Harris added.
     UbiquiTel is the exclusive provider of Sprint PCS digital wireless
 mobility communications network products and services under the Sprint PCS
 brand name to midsize markets in the Western and Midwestern United States.
 When complete, the majority of UbiquiTel's network will cover portions of
 California, Nevada, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Indiana and
 Kentucky, covering a total population of approximately 7.7 million residents.
 
     Statements contained in this news release that are forward-looking
 statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties.  Such
 forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the "safe-harbor" provisions
 of the private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are made based on
 management's current expectations or beliefs as well as assumptions made by,
 and information currently available to, management.  A variety of factors
 could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in
 UbiquiTel's forward-looking statements, including the following factors:
 UbiquiTel's dependence on its affiliation with Sprint PCS; changes or advances
 in technology; changes in Sprint's national service plans or fee structure
 with UbiquiTel; change in population; increased competition in UbiquiTel's
 markets; UbiquiTel's ability to manage anticipated growth and rapid expansion;
 and general market and economic conditions.  These and other applicable risks,
 cautionary statements and factors that could cause actual results to differ
 from UbiquiTel's forward-looking statements are included in UbiquiTel's
 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically in the "risk
 factors" section of UbiquiTel's Registration Statement on Form S-1 as declared
 effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 7, 2000.
 
 SOURCE  UbiquiTel Inc.