Nextel Pushes to Email

June 22, 2004

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RESTON, Va. -- Nextel Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXTL) today announced NextMail(SM), a unique application that allows users to send a streaming mp3 voice message from their phone to any e-mail recipient quickly and easily by simply pressing the Direct Connect(R) button on the side of every Nextel phone. This distinct convergence of instant walkie-talkie voice communication and e-mail offers an effective productivity tool that transcends geographic borders and time zones. NextMail is powered by Pacific DataVision (PDV).

The NextMail service is ideal for Nextel's business customers who may not always have time to write an e-mail or have access to a computer. Because its messages are sent with a time and date stamp, NextMail provides a quick and easy means of communicating the status of current jobs or projects. It is ideal for the construction, real estate, insurance, property management and manufacturing industries as well as the accounting and legal professions.

NextMail can facilitate group e-mails - up to 50 addresses at once - and the recipient of a NextMail message can easily respond to the originator in text (SMS) form. Customers can also deliver NextMail messages to their own e-mail inboxes as verbal reminders or to record meeting notes. Additionally, NextMail messages can be stored electronically in order to provide detailed documentation of important projects.

"NextMail service is another industry first and demonstrates the true power of Nextel's Push To Talk(TM) beyond traditional walkie-talkie conversations. We're once again proving the vast applicability of our Push To Talk technology to help people get things done," said Greg Santoro, vice president of products and services, Nextel. "Nextel was the first cellular service provider to offer walkie-talkie service more than a decade ago, and more recently we were the first to provide walkie-talkie service nationwide and across international borders. Now, in partnership with PDV, we are redefining and expanding Push To Talk benefits for our customers."

Nextel Communications Inc.

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