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PAGENET PETITIONS FCC FOR PIONEER'S PREFERENCE

 PAGENET PETITIONS FCC FOR PIONEER'S PREFERENCE
 DALLAS, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Paging Network, Inc. (NASDAQ: PAGE)


announced today that it has filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission requesting a nationwide license in order to provide an innovative, affordable voice paging service.
 The company's application was made under the FCC's recently established pioneer's preference rules by which the commission may grant frequencies currently being held in reserve to companies proposing innovative services.
 PageNet's proposed voice paging service, which is named VoiceNow(SM), allows a subscriber to receive voice messages on a pager. when the pager receives the message, it briefly vibrates to alert the subscriber. The pager stores the voice message until the subscriber elects to hear it, unlike older voice pagers which provide the subscriber no options on when to hear a message. The company estimates the cost for the service will be $15 to $20 per month, including lease of the pager.
 "In order to provide such a service in a spectrum-efficient and cost effective manner -- something never before possible -- the company has devised a highly advanced, intelligent network," said George M. Perrin, president and chief executive officer. "We have conducted scientific research to resolve issues in the implementation of this proposed system. Currently, we are designing an experimental system for the Los Angeles area. If the FCC grants our request for this allocation, we are prepared to begin immediate design and construction of systems nationwide."
 While the service would be easy to use, the company said engineering such a spectrum-efficient system is extremely complex. The system combines simulcast paging, frequency re-use, dynamic frequency reallocation techniques and propagation modeling. PageNet would also intend to apply digital modulation and voice compression techniques to further optimize spectrum efficiency.
 "A caller to a subscriber of the VoiceNow service would leave a message as if speaking to an answering machine," explained Perrin. "The subscriber's pager then would be signaled on a wide-area simulcast system similar to those we use in our paging operations today. The pager would send an acknowledgment on a different channel which is delivered through a network of receivers to the network controller. Based on information from those receivers, the controller would broadcast the voice message over the single transmitter best able to reach that pager."
 PageNet currently offers a low-priced automated voice messaging and personalized automated answering service marketed under the names PageMail(R) or PageMailBox(SM). Using these products, the message is stored in a centralized computer and the subscriber is alerted a voice message has been received. The subscriber can retrieve the message by calling the centralized computer from any touch-tone phone. VoiceNow service eliminates the need to place a telephone call to receive a message.
 PageNet is the largest and fastest growing provider of paging services in the United States. The company offers local, regional and nationwide service in 22 states and the District of Columbia.
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 /CONTACT: Jenny Haynes of Paging Network, 214-985-6986, or pager, 214-835-9381/
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