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Cincinnati Bell Wireless Introduces First-Ever Smart Device Family Rate Plan

10/13/08
BlackBerry and Smart Phone Customers Can Add More Data Plans; Average Family Can Save $900 Annually

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE: CBB) today announced a new Smart Phone Family Plan, whereby customers can save on additional premium data plans when there are two or more smart-device users in the family.

Cincinnati Bell is the first wireless carrier to offer a Family Plan designed to accommodate the growing use of smart devices, like BlackBerry.

"Staying connected via text, email and the Internet with a smart phone has evolved from the traditional business customer to the everyday family member. Family members also want the added functionality of GPS navigation, social networking, calendar synchronization, music and digital photos - all made possible on a smart phone," said Tim Bracken, director of consumer wireless at Cincinnati Bell. "Our new Smart Phone Family Plan provides the functionality that customers want at an unparalleled value."

The Cincinnati Bell Smart Phone Family Plan combines a standard voice plan, unlimited data and text messaging options for all family plan users in an affordable and customizable package plan. The unlimited data plan is at $30 a month for the first user plus $15 a month for each additional user. Each user can add unlimited texting for $5 a month. Consequently, a family of three can save approximately $75 a month(1) - or $900 annually - with the Cincinnati Bell Smart Phone Family Plan compared to similar services from national carriers. In addition to these savings, Cincinnati Bell offers its customers the peace of mind that comes from not having to sign a multi-year contract.

For more information about the new Smart Phone Family Plan, visit www.cincinnatibell.com/smartfamily or www.cbwireless.com.

(1)Savings based on smart device rate plan information from AT&T and Verizon Wireless as of Sept. 1, 2008.

About Cincinnati Bell Wireless

Cincinnati Bell Wireless (CBW) serves more than 500,000 wireless subscribers in the Greater Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio, areas by delivering outstanding customer value along with superior network quality. Since 2005, independent studies have proven that the CBW network offers the fewest dropped calls and best call quality of any carrier in Cincinnati and Dayton. CBW is wholly owned by Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB). For more information, visit www.cbwireless.com.

About Cincinnati Bell Inc.

With headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB) provides integrated communications solutions--including local, long distance, data, Internet, and wireless services--that help keep residential and business customers in Greater Cincinnati and Dayton connected with each other and with the world.

In addition, businesses ranging in size from start-up companies to large enterprises turn to Cincinnati Bell for efficient, scalable office communications systems as well as complex information technology solutions including data center and managed services.

Cincinnati Bell conducts its operations through three business segments: Wireline, Wireless, and Technology Solutions. For more information, visit www.cincinnatibell.com.

Source: Cincinnati Bell Inc.