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BELLSOUTH CELLULAR ACQUIRES INDIANA RSA NO. 5

 ATLANTA, July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- American Cellular Communications Corporation (ACC), a subsidiary of BellSouth Cellular Corp., announced today a definitive agreement to acquire the cellular telephone assets of Indiana RSA No. 5 from Indiana 05 Partners, a partnership formed by Bachtel Cellular and WK Cellular.
 The RSA (rural service area) includes more than 115,000 POPs in parts of five counties located between Indianapolis and Terre Haute, Ind., areas where ACC currently provides cellular service.
 "We're consolidating our presence in western Indiana and the result will be more efficient service for our customers throughout the region," said Ben Holcomb, president of ACC.
 Indiana 05 Partners currently operates the properties under the Cellular One brand name on behalf of Bachtel Cellular and WK Cellular. The RSA is approximately 3,000 square miles and includes parts of Benton, Fountain, Montgomery, Parke, Putnam and Warren counties.
 Closing of the transaction is expected by the end of the year. It is subject to the necessary approvals from the Federal Communications Commission and other regulatory agencies. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
 ACC and BellSouth Cellular Corp. are part of BellSouth Corp. (NYSE: BLS), an international telecommunications holding company based in Atlanta. BellSouth Cellular's companies provide cellular service to more than 1.6 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
 Corp.; Indiana RSA No. 5; Indiana 05 Partners; BellSouth Corp. ST: Georgia, Indiana IN: TLS SU: TNM


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