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Sept. 13, 2001


ALLTEL customers can now get up-to-the-minute news from some of the top college athletic programs-including the University of Virginia-sent to their wireless phones, two-way pagers, or email with First Fan Buzz.

With First Fan Buzz, the latest news, scores, ticket information and other headlines will be transmitted in short text messages directly to the customers phone, pager, or email. The information will come from the athletic departments of participating schools.

Through First Fan Buzz, customers can get headlines for the Florida Gators, Florida State Seminoles, Florida A &M Rattlers, Nebraska Cornhuskers and Virginia Cavaliers.

“First Fan Buzz will be a great way for sports fans to keep track of their favorite teams, with text messages sent instantly to their ALLTEL wireless phone or pager, ” said T.M. Dickinson, ALLTELs vice president and general manager in Charlottesville. “By getting the information directly from the schools athletic departments, sports fans can be sure they are receiving the latest updates on upcoming games, team news and team promotional announcements.”

To make First Fan Buzz available to its customers, ALLTEL is using Upoc, the leading developer of mobile community and marketing technologies.

The service is free to Enhanced Digital Advisor, Web-Unwired wireless Internet or two-way paging customers. Customers can sign up by visiting from their desktop computer or selecting “First Fan Buzz” from the Sports menu of Web-Unwired.

At the Web site, sports fans can choose the schools and the sports from which they want to receive updates. The update frequency varies by school and sport, although most will send at least two updates a week during that sports season.

For more information on Enhanced Digital Advisor or Web-Unwired, call 1-800-ALLTEL9.

ALLTEL, with more than 10 million communications customers and more than $7.5 billion in annual revenues, is a leader in the communications and information services industries. ALLTEL hascommunications customers in 24 states and provides information services to telecommunications, financial and mortgage clients in 55 countries and territories.

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