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AMERICAN CELLULAR COMMUNICATIONS CORP. TO ACQUIRE WISCONSIN RSA NO. 4

 ATLANTA, May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- American Cellular Communications Corporation (ACCC), a subsidiary of BellSouth Cellular Corporation, announced today a definitive agreement to acquire the cellular telephone operations of Wisconsin RSA No. 4 from Mega-Tel Cellular Limited.
 The acquisition of the properties, which are operated by Quantum Communications, Inc. under the Cellular One brand will allow ACCC to provide cellular telephone service throughout much of Wisconsin, from Marinette, Wis. in the north to Rockford, Ill. in the south. This includes the metropolitan areas of Milwaukee, Appleton, Green Bay and Sheboygan.
 "This acquisition improves our business opportunities in Wisconsin, but more importantly, increases our service offerings to customers," said Ben Holcomb, president of ACCC.
 Wisconsin RSA No. 4 includes more than 111,000 potential customers in Marinette, Shawano, Oconto and Menominee counties. It will become part of Cellular One Wisconsin-Eastern Illinois, an ACCC property.
 Closing of the transaction is expected by the third quarter of this year. It is subject to the necessary approvals from the Federal Communications Commission and other regulatory agencies. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
 ACCC and BellSouth Cellular are part of BellSouth Corporation (NYSE: BLS), based in Atlanta, BSCC's companies provide cellular service to more than 1.5 million customers in markets managed by BellSouth and its partners in 15 states.
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 /CONTACT: Tim Klein of BellSouth, 404-249-4135, or Nicole Lipson of BellSouth Cellular, 404-604-6493/
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CO: American Cellular Communications Corporation; BellSouth Cellular
 Corporation; Mega-Tel Cellular Limited ST: Georgia, Wisconsin IN: TLS SU: ACQ


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