Nextel will serve as the Official Wireless Service Provider for the 2004 Republican National Convention

July 2, 2004

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NEW YORK -- The 2004 Republican National Convention today announced Nextel Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NXTL) will serve as the Official Wireless Service Provider for 2004 Republican National Convention.

"Communications is vital for running a successful convention. I am pleased that Nextel will provide the convention with the necessary tools for communications among staff, delegates, and visitors," said Bill Harris, Chief Executive Officer for the 2004 Republican National Convention.

As the Official Wireless Service Provider, Nextel has committed various communication products and services to the 2004 Republican National Convention including: wireless phones equipped with Direct Connect(R), Nextel's unique long-range digital walkie-talkie feature; RIM Blackberry devices with Nextel cellular, Direct Connect(R), wireless Internet and email capabilities; and iM1100 PCMCIA wireless modem cards, which will allow a direct connection to the Internet (no ISP required) or dial-up access to a phone line. Convention organizers will have use of Nextel's wireless data network, cellular phone service and Direct Connect functionality, which will allow instant communication on-site, as well as with other Nextel users anywhere in the United States. Nextel will also offer on-site services and superior wireless coverage for delegates, the media and others in attendance.

"Nextel is thrilled to work with the 2004 Republican National Convention. Our technology and network capabilities, now enhanced and including International Direct Connect(SM), will support safe and reliable communications for all participants at the convention. And with Nextel's increased coverage and capacity, New Yorkers will enjoy better quality wireless service long after the convention concludes," said Bob Johnson, senior vice president of Field Operations for Nextel.

Nextel Communications Inc.

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