UbiquiTel Inc. Launches Sprint PCS Wireless Service To Approximately 300,000 Residents in Idaho

With This Launch, UbiquiTel Expands its Network to 300,000 Local Residents

For a Total of 2.6 Million Covered POPs Nationally



Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from UbiquiTel Inc.

    CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., April 19 /PRNewswire/ --
 UbiquiTel Inc. (Nasdaq:   UPCS), a Sprint PCS (NYSE:   PCS) Network Partner, today
 announced the launch of advanced Sprint PCS wireless service in Boise, Idaho,
 and the surrounding areas of Nampa, Caldwell, Meridian and Mountain Home.
 Approximately 300,000 residents will now be able to take advantage of a wide
 variety of wireless products and services from Sprint PCS, managed and sold
 through UbiquiTel Inc., a company with vast experience in the wireless
 industry.
     According to Donald A. Harris, chairman and CEO of UbiquiTel Inc., the
 Idaho market gives UbiquiTel an opportunity to provide "first-class wireless
 service with a plan to fit every individual and budget."
     "Today, having a wireless phone is a necessity for most people, and isn't
 just a technology used by business people," Harris said.  "Our goal at
 UbiquiTel is to give our customers one-on-one service, help them find a plan
 that's right for them, and give them what I believe is the best service in the
 country."
     Harris said that with the launch of the Boise, Idaho market, the company
 has grown its covered POPs (people) to more than 2.6 million.  Eventually,
 Harris added, when UbiquiTel's network is complete, it will serve a total
 population of 7.7 million.
     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 19 /PRNewswire/ --
 UbiquiTel Inc. (Nasdaq:   UPCS), a Sprint PCS (NYSE:   PCS) Network Partner, today
 announced the launch of advanced Sprint PCS wireless service in Boise, Idaho,
 and the surrounding areas of Nampa, Caldwell, Meridian and Mountain Home.
 Approximately 300,000 residents will now be able to take advantage of a wide
 variety of wireless products and services from Sprint PCS, managed and sold
 through UbiquiTel Inc., a company with vast experience in the wireless
 industry.
     According to Donald A. Harris, chairman and CEO of UbiquiTel Inc., the
 Idaho market gives UbiquiTel an opportunity to provide "first-class wireless
 service with a plan to fit every individual and budget."
     "Today, having a wireless phone is a necessity for most people, and isn't
 just a technology used by business people," Harris said.  "Our goal at
 UbiquiTel is to give our customers one-on-one service, help them find a plan
 that's right for them, and give them what I believe is the best service in the
 country."
     Harris said that with the launch of the Boise, Idaho market, the company
 has grown its covered POPs (people) to more than 2.6 million.  Eventually,
 Harris added, when UbiquiTel's network is complete, it will serve a total
 population of 7.7 million.
     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.