GSM Company Profiles

Powertel, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTEL) is the leading wireless Personal Communications Service (PCS) provider serving the southeastern United States. The Company is licensed to provide wireless PCS services in 12 states to a population of more than 24 million people in major cities including Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Birmingham, Chattanooga, Jackson, Jacksonville, Knoxville, Lexington, Louisville, Macon, Memphis, Nashville and Savannah. With PCS service in 24 cities and along major connecting highway corridors spanning seven states, Powertel has the largest contiguous PCS network in the southeastern United States. The company utilizes GSM, the leading technology for digital wireless communications deployed in 110 countries with more than 70 million subscribers. Powertel offers consumers and businesses a variety of compact handsets featuring a secure portable phone, voice mail, short messaging and paging services and a range of affordable pricing plans without contracts. For its success in 1997, Wireless Week magazine - the industry's leading trade publication - named Powertel as the recipient of its PCS Carrier Excellence Award. For more information on Powertel and its products and services, visit the company on its web site at: http://www.powertel.com

Chief Executive:
Allen E. Smith

Corporate Address:
Powertel, Inc.
1233 O.G. Skinner Drive
West Point, GA 31833

Public Relations Contact:
Joe Patterson
Ph: 706-634-1493
Fax: 706-645-9523
Email: [email protected]