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AVELLINO'S TO EXPAND CELLULAR BUSINESS IN NEW JERSEY, DELAWARE; PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS DIVISION SIGNS REGIONAL CONTRACT WITH COMCAST CELLULAR

 WAYNE, Pa., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Avellino's Tire and Auto Service Centers, Inc. announced plans today to expand its role as a cellular distributor for Comcast Cellular Communications, Inc., by offering cellular products and services throughout the company's Comcast Cellular One markets in central and southern New Jersey and Delaware.
 The company also renewed its agreement to serve as a distributor for Comcast Metrophone, serving Philadelphia and the surrounding eight- county area. The company has been affiliated with the cellular carrier since October 1990.
 Daniel Gillings, president of Avellino's Personal Communications Systems division, said the cellular business growth was part of a planned business expansion that will include opening four new stores over the next year. The company, headquartered in Plymouth Meeting, Pa., currently has 21 locations throughout Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey.
 "We believe the cellular business will continue to be very strong for us, which is a major factor in our business's overall expansion plans," said Gillings, adding that the company intended to increase its focus in the area of advanced cellular services, including cellular data transmission and faxing. "As wireless technologies continue to expand, our Personal Communications Systems division stands ready to offer our customers a full range of advanced cellular services customized to fit their business or industry."
 "Comcast Cellular is proud to be associated with a retailer of Avellino's caliber," said David Watson, vice president-Sales and Marketing. "Just as Avellino's affiliation with Comcast Metrophone has been very beneficial to our Philadelphia area customers, we look forward to bringing Avellino's cellular expertise to Comcast Cellular One customers throughout New Jersey and Delaware. It's a winning combination."
 Comcast Cellular Communications provides a wide range of cellular services through a network of independent businesses, retail outlets and direct distributors. The company is the fourth largest non-wireline carrier in the United States, servicing an area with a population of more than 7.4 million people. It is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation, which is principally engaged in the development, management and operation of cable and cellular communications systems.
 Personal Communications Systems(TM) is the cellular division of Tire Service Company, Inc., which is principally engaged in retailing of tires and automotive services and trades as Avellino's Tire and Auto Service Centers in the greater Philadelphia market.
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