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SKYTEL TO OFFER 'SKYCARD' FROM WIRELESS ACCESS

 WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyTel Corp., the leading provider of nationwide wireless messaging services, announced today that it will market and distribute "SkyCard for the HP 100LX," the first in a family of PCMCIA receiver cards that will enable laptops, palmtops, notebook PCs, and a wide variety of new personal communications devices to receive wireless messages via The SkyTel(R) System.
 SkyCard for the HP 100LX, which is manufactured and sold by Wireless Access Inc., San Jose, Calif., as the "AccessCard(TM)," conforms to the PCMCIA Type II standard and is designed to operate on the nationwide SkyTel System which utilizes the 930 MHz band.
 The SkyCard family will support the full range of SkyTel messaging services including connectivity to e-mail, voice mail and information services. The interconnection of these services with The SkyTel System enables subscribers to receive post-card length messages, applications and calendar updates, as well as corporate data and public information such as stock quotes and news services that are broadcast to groups of users.
 Key features of the new SkyCard from Wireless Access include an appealing form factor which enables the card to fit entirely inside the Type II slot of a portable computer or personal communicator, a self- contained battery and memory that enables the card to receive messages when it is in or out of the unit or when the unit is turned off; and a long battery life of approximately one month.
 The SkyCard for the HP 100LX will be available directly from SkyTel is December 1993. SkyCards for other mobile devices are expected to be introduced by SkyTel and Wireless Access in the first half of 1994.
 SkyTel Corp., through its parent company, Mobile Telecommunication Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ-NMS: MTEL), is an original and current investor in Wireless Access.
 "We are very pleased with the success of Wireless Access in bringing this innovative wireless technology to market, and SkyTel is proud to be one of the first major customers," said David W. Garrison, president of SkyTel Corp. "The SkyCard family of PCMCIA cards will bring the many benefits of wireless messaging to the mobile computing market in a form factor that is exceptionally easy to use."
 "Mtel and SkyTel were instrumental in the founding of Wireless Access and we are appreciative of their continued support," said Judy Owen, president and chief executive officer of Wireless Access. "Together, we have the ability to interconnect The SkyTel System with a broad range of laptops, palmtops and notebook PCs, as well as a new category of personal communications devices expected to be introduced in 1994."
 "Wireless messaging has proven to be a key benefit for HP palmtop users. We are pleased to continue this relationship with SkyTel, which began with the SkyStream for the HP 95LX in 1992, and we believe that SkyCard, with its user-friendly form factor, will command a high level of interest among our target market of mobile computer users," said Frank Cloutier, general manager of the Corvallis Division of Hewlett- Packard Company.
 SkyTel Corp. is the principal subsidiary of Mobile Telecommunication Technologies Corp. (Mtel) and the country's leading provider of nationwide messaging services with 241,400 subscribers as of June 30, 1993.
 Mtel, headquartered in Jackson, Miss., is engaged in businesses which include nationwide wireless messaging and voice messaging services (provided through SkyTel Corp.) in the United States, nationwide paging services provided through joint venture companies in the United Kingdom and Mexico, other investments in international messaging through Mtel International, and an investment in American Mobile Satellite Corp. (AMSC). Mtel, which is quoted on the NASDAQ National Market System under the symbol MTEL, had 1992 revenue of $112.6 million and 291,300 units in service worldwide as of June 30, 1993.
 San Jose, Calif.-based Wireless Access Inc. designs and sells wireless communications technologies to OEM and network service providers for mobile computing. The company is privately held.
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