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Nextel teams with Prophesy to deliver next-generation Mobile Resource Management Solution to the Transportation Industry.

Agreement Extends Nextel’s Solution Portfolio to Long-Haul Trucking, Offers Advanced Wireless Solutions at Affordable Prices for Small and Medium-Sized Transportation Firms

LAS VEGAS, Nev., RESTON, Va., and BLOOMFIELD, Conn. – October 4, 2004 – Today at the annual ATA Management Conference and Exhibition, Nextel Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTL) announced it has teamed with Prophesy Transportation Solutions, Inc. to deliver new, low-cost wireless dispatch solutions to the long-haul trucking market. The agreement underscores Nextel’s commitment to, and leadership in, providing wireless business solutions that enable transportation and logistics firms to synchronize and speed deliveries, increase productivity and accuracy, and reduce operational costs.

The two companies will bring to market new GPS-enabled mobile resource management solutions based on Prophesy’s top-selling Prophesy DispatchSeries™ software. Delivered over Nextel’s digital nationwide wireless network on Nextel handsets, these wireless data solutions enable drivers and dispatchers to share and update itinerary, load and job status information paper free, while providing real-time shipment tracking and route mapping, all at breakthrough price points.

“The combination of Prophesy and Nextel represents a technological breakthrough for the trucking industry, while also shattering the price barrier historically associated with ‘in-cab’ mobile communications solutions,” said William Ashburn, vice president, Prophesy. “Nextel is the carrier of choice for the majority of our more than 12,000 customers; its leadership in customer service, innovation and market understanding makes Nextel a natural fit for our solutions.”

Added Henry Popplewell, vice president of transportation, distribution and retail industries at Nextel, “Extending Prophesy DispatchSeries software to the Nextel platform will help small and mid-sized fleets ‘play big’ against the competition. Together, our companies are delivering a comprehensive mobile resource management solution that will integrate easily with back office systems, increasing the velocity of shipments and quality of customer service. Our combined efforts are helping turn the wireless handset into one of long-haul trucking’s most powerful supply chain tools.”

About Nextel
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Nextel Communications, a FORTUNE 200 company based in Reston, Va., is a leading provider of fully integrated wireless communications services and has built the largest guaranteed all-digital wireless network in the country covering thousands of communities across the United States. Today 95 percent of FORTUNE 500® companies are Nextel customers. Nextel and Nextel Partners, Inc. currently serve 297 of the top 300 U.S. markets where approximately 254 million people live or work.

“Safe Harbor” Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding Nextel Communications’ business which are not historical facts are “forward-looking statements” that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.
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About Prophesy
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Prophesy Transportation Solutions, Inc. is a leading provider of software, Internet and mobile communications solutions to the transportation, logistics, and distribution industries. Since 1984, Prophesy has offered products and services for dispatch, accounting, mobile communications, logistics management, loadbuilding, mileage and routing, fuel purchase optimization, fuel and road tax reporting, driver log auditing, driver management, and vehicle maintenance. For more information, please visit www.Mile.com, www.ProphesyMC.com for Mobile Communications Software or www.ProphesyLogistics.com for Logistics Software on the Internet, or contact Prophesy Transportation Solutions, Inc. at 1-800-776-6706.
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