Zap Electronics to Provide SunCom Service Exclusively; Leading Southeast Electronics Distributor Also to Build Nine New Stores

Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from SunCom

    RICHMOND, Va., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- SunCom, the first member of the
 AT&T Wireless Services, Inc. network of affiliates, and Zap Electronics, a
 leading Southeast electronics distributor, announced an agreement for Zap
 Electronics to provide SunCom wireless services exclusively in its 36 retail
 stores.  Under the terms of the three-year contract, Zap also will build nine
 new stores, an increase of 25%.
     "This agreement further strengthens our relationship with Zap, which has
 been an outstanding retail partner for SunCom since 1999," said Dan Graney,
 vice president national sales for SunCom.  "We are very excited that this
 leading electronics retailer has agreed to represent SunCom exclusively in its
 in-line mall stores and kiosks, as well as to expand its retail presence
 through the addition of nine new stores in SunCom's licensed territory."
     "Our staff is excited by the opportunity to offer SunCom service
 exclusively," said Catherine Spain, vice president of sales for Zap.  "This
 simplifies our sales approach, by offering simply the best wireless service in
 the nation," she added.  "SunCom has always offered excellent products and
 services, as well as superb support, which is so critical to building customer
 loyalty."
     The exclusivity agreement with SunCom also covers a Zap Electronics
 subsidiary, Jaws Paging, which has 2 retail outlets.
     Zap is a Norfolk, Virginia-based communications company founded in 1989.
 Today the company offers a wide variety of communications products and
 services designed to suit the needs of its customers.  The company is
 dedicated to providing top-quality digital wireless communications.
     SunCom offers easy-to-understand service plans designed to work around the
 way people live their lives.  The company's Welcome Home plans make any call a
 local call when on the SunCom, AT&T and AT&T affiliate wireless networks in
 more than 13,000 cities across the country.  SunCom Welcome Home plans range
 from $20 for 100 minutes to $100 for 1500 minutes with no roaming or long
 distance charges on most plans.  SunCom's regional service plans include long
 distance and roaming at no additional charge throughout 10 southeastern
 states, plus Washington, D.C.  The 10 states are: Maryland, Virginia, West
 Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky,
 Tennessee and Alabama.  SunCom's popular regional service plans range from $25
 a month for 150 minutes of use to $200 a month for 2500 minutes of use.
     SunCom is licensed to operate a state-of-the-art digital wireless network
 covering a population of more than 13 million people in Virginia, North
 Carolina, South Carolina, northern Georgia, northeastern Tennessee and
 southeastern Kentucky.  Consumers can purchase phones from more than 90 SunCom
 stores and through SunCom's online website shopping service.  More information
 on SunCom can be found at http://www.suncom.com .
 
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    RICHMOND, Va., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- SunCom, the first member of the
 AT&T Wireless Services, Inc. network of affiliates, and Zap Electronics, a
 leading Southeast electronics distributor, announced an agreement for Zap
 Electronics to provide SunCom wireless services exclusively in its 36 retail
 stores.  Under the terms of the three-year contract, Zap also will build nine
 new stores, an increase of 25%.
     "This agreement further strengthens our relationship with Zap, which has
 been an outstanding retail partner for SunCom since 1999," said Dan Graney,
 vice president national sales for SunCom.  "We are very excited that this
 leading electronics retailer has agreed to represent SunCom exclusively in its
 in-line mall stores and kiosks, as well as to expand its retail presence
 through the addition of nine new stores in SunCom's licensed territory."
     "Our staff is excited by the opportunity to offer SunCom service
 exclusively," said Catherine Spain, vice president of sales for Zap.  "This
 simplifies our sales approach, by offering simply the best wireless service in
 the nation," she added.  "SunCom has always offered excellent products and
 services, as well as superb support, which is so critical to building customer
 loyalty."
     The exclusivity agreement with SunCom also covers a Zap Electronics
 subsidiary, Jaws Paging, which has 2 retail outlets.
     Zap is a Norfolk, Virginia-based communications company founded in 1989.
 Today the company offers a wide variety of communications products and
 services designed to suit the needs of its customers.  The company is
 dedicated to providing top-quality digital wireless communications.
     SunCom offers easy-to-understand service plans designed to work around the
 way people live their lives.  The company's Welcome Home plans make any call a
 local call when on the SunCom, AT&T and AT&T affiliate wireless networks in
 more than 13,000 cities across the country.  SunCom Welcome Home plans range
 from $20 for 100 minutes to $100 for 1500 minutes with no roaming or long
 distance charges on most plans.  SunCom's regional service plans include long
 distance and roaming at no additional charge throughout 10 southeastern
 states, plus Washington, D.C.  The 10 states are: Maryland, Virginia, West
 Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky,
 Tennessee and Alabama.  SunCom's popular regional service plans range from $25
 a month for 150 minutes of use to $200 a month for 2500 minutes of use.
     SunCom is licensed to operate a state-of-the-art digital wireless network
 covering a population of more than 13 million people in Virginia, North
 Carolina, South Carolina, northern Georgia, northeastern Tennessee and
 southeastern Kentucky.  Consumers can purchase phones from more than 90 SunCom
 stores and through SunCom's online website shopping service.  More information
 on SunCom can be found at http://www.suncom.com .
 
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