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Cingular Cell Sites in Shopping Malls

Monty Solomon (
Wed, 8 Dec 2004 09:59:41 -0500

Cingular 'Raises the Bar' With Greater Coverage in Shopping Malls
Construction program enhances ability to make calls in mall areas

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Cingular Wireless, the nation's
largest wireless provider, is putting the finishing touches on an
aggressive plan to help shoppers stay in touch this holiday season --
and beyond -- even in shopping malls.

Cingular is using a system of unobtrusive cell sites located within
mall buildings linked to small antennas no larger than smoke detectors
located above ceiling tiles to distribute the wireless signal
throughout the mall. The result is better signal strength and the
ability of more customers to use their Cingular wireless phones.

The build-out program is part of an announced $58 million construction
program for 2004, which has added more than 200 new cell sites in
Missouri and Kansas.

Below is a list of the malls that have benefited from increased

* St. Louis -- Four malls in St. Louis are benefiting from the increased
shopping mall coverage: Chesterfield, Mid-Rivers, South County and
West County.
* Springfield -- Battlefield Mall and Bass Pro Shop.
* Kansas City -- Independence Mall.
* Wichita, KS -- Towne West Mall.


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