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USA Mobility Reports First Quarter Operating Results
           Improvement in Annual Trends and Operating Margin Cited

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- USA Mobility, Inc. (Nasdaq: USMO), a leading provider of wireless messaging services, today announced operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2006. Reported revenue for the first quarter was $134.9 million, with EBITDA (Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, amortization and accretion) of $38.6 million or 28.6 percent of revenue. Reported operating income was $19.8 million, and net income was $12.3 million, or $0.45 per share.

    Key results in the first quarter included:
    * The annual rate of revenue erosion continued to show modest, but
      consistent improvement at 18.6 percent in the first quarter compared to
      22.7 percent and 20.3 percent in the first and fourth quarter of 2005
      on a pro forma basis, respectively.
    * The annual rate of subscriber erosion improved to 17.6 percent from 18.1
      percent in fourth quarter and 21.7 percent in first quarter 2005, on a
      pro forma basis.  Net subscriber unit loss in first quarter was 252,000
      compared to 347,000 and 230,000 in first quarter and fourth quarter of
      2005, respectively.
    * Average revenue per unit was $8.80, compared to $9.01 and $8.90 in the
      first quarter and fourth quarter of 2005, respectively.
    * Operating expenses, excluding depreciation, amortization, and accretion
      were $96.2 million in first quarter, a reduction of $26.7 million or
      21.7 percent from the first quarter of 2005, and $5.3 million or 5.3
      percent reduction from fourth quarter 2005.
    * Capital expense was $4.4 million in the first quarter, an increase of
      about 6% over fourth quarter 2005, and in line with expectations.

Vincent D. Kelly, president and chief executive officer, said: "USA Mobility took important steps during the quarter to underscore our strengths as a provider of mission-critical wireless services. Among them, we provided testimony to a Federal Communications Commission panel on the superior performance of paging networks during such disasters as Hurricane Katrina, we joined the American Association of Paging Carriers to help promote the advantages of paging, we recruited a wireless industry veteran to oversee our marketing initiatives, and we launched a corporate branding program under the tagline 'One Source for Wireless' to emphasize the breadth of our service offerings and engineering capabilities."

Thomas L. Schilling, chief financial officer, said: "As expected, net unit losses in the first quarter increased from the fourth quarter, along with the rate of revenue decline, due to seasonally higher cancellations. However, our first quarter results are on track with our expectations and objectives for 2006, including targets for gross subscriber placements and company-wide cost reductions." Schilling added, "We continued to strengthen our financial position during the first quarter with strong cost reductions which allowed us to increase our cash balance in the quarter from $37.5 million at year end 2005 to $76.3 million at March 31, 2006.

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USA Mobility plans to host a conference call for investors on its first quarter results at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Friday, May 26, 2006. The call-in number is 888-802-2275 (toll-free) or 913-312-1267 (toll). The pass code for the call is 1643835 (followed by the # sign). A replay of the call will be available from 3:00 p.m. ET on May 26 until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, June 9. The replay number is 888-203-1112 (toll-free) or 719-457-0820 (toll). The pass code for the replay is 1643835 (followed by the # sign).

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About USA Mobility

USA Mobility, Inc., headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, is a leading provider of paging products and other wireless services to the business, government, healthcare and emergency response sectors. USA Mobility offers traditional one-way and advanced two-way paging via its nationwide networks covering more than 90% of the U.S. population. In addition, the company offers mobile voice and data services through Sprint Nextel and Cingular Wireless, including BlackBerry and GPS location applications. The company's product offerings include wireless connectivity systems for medical, business, government and other campus environments. USA Mobility focuses on the business-to-business marketplace and supplies mobile connectivity solutions to over two-thirds of the Fortune 1000 companies. For further information visit http://www.usamobility.com.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act: Statements contained herein or in prior press releases which are not historical fact, such as statements regarding USA Mobility's expectations for future operating and financial performance, are forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause USA Mobility's actual results to be materially different from the future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expectations include, but are not limited to, declining demand for paging products and services, the ability to continue to reduce operating expenses, future capital needs, competitive pricing pressures, competition from both traditional paging services and other wireless communications services, government regulation, reliance upon third-party providers for certain equipment and services, as well as other risks described from time to time in periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although USA Mobility believes the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained. USA Mobility disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

    Contact:
    Bob Lougee
    (703) 721-3080


    Tables to Follow



                              USA MOBILITY, INC.
                    CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
                                (in thousands)

                                              December 31, 2005 March 31, 2006
                                                  (audited)        (unaudited)
                        ASSETS

    Current assets:
      Cash and cash equivalents                    $37,547           $76,292
      Accounts receivable, net                      38,177            33,558
      Prepaid rent, expenses and other              10,660            12,123
      Deferred income tax assets                    18,895            18,565
        Total current assets                      $105,279          $140,538
    Property and equipment, net                    127,802           117,966
    Goodwill                                       149,478           149,478
    Intangible assets, net                          40,654            36,450
    Deferred income tax assets                     207,150           206,015
    Other assets                                     3,430             3,275
      TOTAL ASSETS                                $633,793          $653,722

              LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

    Current liabilities:
      Current maturities of long-term debt             $13                $1
      Accounts payable and other accrued
       liabilities                                  65,719            63,373
      Customer deposits                              3,104             2,905
      Deferred revenue                              17,924            19,088
        Total current liabilities                  $86,760           $85,367
    Long-term debt, less current
     maturities                                        -                 -
    Other long-term liabilities                     14,040            22,439
      TOTAL LIABILITIES                           $100,800          $107,806
    Stockholders' equity:
      Preferred stock                                  -                 -
      Common stock                                       3                 3
      Additional paid-in capital                   521,298           521,956
      Retained earnings                             11,692            23,957
      TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY                   532,993           545,916
      TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS'
       EQUITY                                     $633,793          $653,722



                               USA MOBILITY, INC.
                  CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
        (unaudited and in thousands, except share and per share amounts)


                                                    For the Three Months
                                                       Ended March 31,
                                                    2005              2006

    Revenue:
      Service, rental and maintenance, net
       of service credits                         $159,150          $128,761
      Product sales                                  6,527             6,131
        Total revenue                              165,677           134,892

    Operating expenses:
      Cost of products sold                          1,279               786
      Service, rental and maintenance               56,353            48,011
      Selling and marketing                         10,402            10,888
      General and administrative                    48,427            35,711
    Depreciation, amortization and
     accretion                                      40,595            18,794
    Stock based compensation                         1,385               683
    Severance and related termination
     costs                                           5,137               170
      Total operating expenses                     163,578           115,043

    Operating income                                 2,099            19,849

    Interest expense, net                           (1,214)              549
    Loss on extinguishment of long-term
     debt                                             (594)              -
    Other income, net                                  137                62
    Income before income tax expense                   428            20,460
    Income tax expense                                (291)           (8,195)
    Net income                                        $137           $12,265

    Basic net income per common share                $0.01             $0.45
    Diluted net income per common share              $0.01             $0.45

    Basic weighted average common shares
     outstanding                                27,108,034        27,397,307
    Diluted weighted average common
     shares outstanding                         27,320,212        27,503,230

    Reconciliation of operating income to
     EBITDA:
    Operating income                                 2,099            19,849
    Addback:
      Depreciation and amortization                 40,595            18,794
    EBITDA (a)                                     $42,694           $38,643

    (a) EBITDA or Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and
        amortization is a non-GAAP measure and is presented for analytical
        purposes only.



                                USA MOBILITY, INC.
                 CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
                           (unaudited and in thousands)

                                                      For the Three Months
                                                         Ended March 31,
                                                      2005             2006

    Cash flows from operating activities:
      Net income                                       $137           $12,265
      Adjustments to reconcile net income
       to net cash provided by operating
       activities:
        Depreciation, amortization and
         accretion                                   40,595            18,794
        Deferred income tax expense                  (1,391)            1,464
        Loss on extinguishment of long-term
         debt                                           594               -
        Accretion of long-term debt and other
         non-cash interest expense                      505               -
        Deferred stock compensation                   1,385               683
        Provisions for doubtful accounts,
         service credits and other                    7,005             5,046
        Gain on disposals of property and
         equipment                                      (26)               37
      Changes in assets and liabilities:
        Accounts receivable                          (3,084)             (507)
        Prepaid expenses and other                   (4,861)           (1,033)
        Intangibles and other long-term
         assets                                         (46)              104
        Accounts payable and accrued expenses        (9,704)           (2,483)
        Customer deposits and deferred
         revenue                                     (1,494)              965
        Other long-term liabilities                   1,464             7,734
    Net cash provided by operating
     activities                                     $31,079           $43,069

    Cash flows from investing activities:
        Purchases of property and equipment          (2,564)           (4,424)
        Proceeds from disposals of property
         and equipment                                   25                32
        Receipts from note receivable                   102                80
    Net cash used for investing
     activities                                     $(2,437)          $(4,312)

    Cash flows from financing activities:
        Repayment of long-term debt                 (38,526)              (12)
    Net cash used for financing
     activities                                    $(38,526)             $(12)

    Net decrease in cash and cash
     equivalents                                    $(9,884)          $38,745
    Cash and cash equivalents, beginning
     of period                                       46,995            37,547
    Cash and cash equivalents, end of
     period                                         $37,111           $76,292
    Supplemental disclosure:
        Interest paid                                $1,367              $-
        State income taxes paid                        $-                $-




                              USA MOBILITY, INC.
                 PRO FORMA UNITS IN SERVICE ACTIVITY (a) (b)
                        units in thousands (unaudited)

                                            Three Months Ended
                                 March 2004       June 2004  September 2004
    Direct One-Way:
         Beginning units in service   5,329           5,100         4,909
         Gross placements               226             181           182
         Disconnects                  (455)           (372)         (401)
         Ending units in service      5,100           4,909         4,690

          Two-Way:
         Beginning units in service     506             483           462
         Gross placements                40              32            35
         Disconnects                   (63)            (53)          (48)
         Ending units in service        483             462           449

    Indirect One-Way:
         Beginning units in service   1,716           1,474         1,253
         Gross placements               157             145           160
         Disconnects                  (399)           (366)         (312)
         Ending units in service      1,474           1,253         1,101

          Two-Way:
         Beginning units in service     131             123           121
         Gross placements                20              16            20
         Disconnects                   (28)            (18)          (26)
         Ending units in service        123             121           115

    Total
         Beginning units in service   7,682           7,180         6,745
         Gross placements               443             374           397
         Disconnects                  (945)           (809)         (787)
         Ending units in service      7,180           6,745         6,355



    Adjusted Proforma ARPU
         Direct One-Way               $9.10           $8.96         $8.89
         Direct Two-Way              $25.15          $24.68        $24.22
         Indirect One-Way             $4.06           $4.26         $4.12
         Indirect Two-Way            $12.89          $12.07        $11.30
         Total                        $9.15           $9.16         $9.14



                                            Three Months Ended
                              December 2004      March 2005     June 2005
    Direct One-Way:
         Beginning units in service   4,690           4,464         4,273
         Gross placements               166             141           134
         Disconnects                  (392)           (332)         (293)
         Ending units in service      4,464           4,273         4,114

          Two-Way:
         Beginning units in service     449             422           397
         Gross placements                29              22            29
         Disconnects                   (56)            (47)          (44)
         Ending units in service        422             397           382

    Indirect One-Way:
         Beginning units in service   1,101             987           859
         Gross placements               143             107            92
         Disconnects                  (257)           (235)         (189)
         Ending units in service        987             859           762

          Two-Way:
         Beginning units in service     115              94            91
         Gross placements                 7               7             7
         Disconnects                   (28)            (10)           (8)
         Ending units in service         94              91            90

    Total
         Beginning units in service   6,355           5,967         5,620
         Gross placements               345             277           262
         Disconnects                  (733)           (624)         (534)
         Ending units in service      5,967           5,620         5,348


    Adjusted Proforma ARPU
         Direct One-Way               $8.75           $8.65         $8.61
         Direct Two-Way              $23.93          $23.98        $23.65
         Indirect One-Way             $4.26           $4.07         $4.11
         Indirect Two-Way            $10.41           $9.16         $8.71
         Total                        $9.09           $9.01         $9.02



                                            Three Months Ended
                             September 2005   December 2005    March 2006
    Direct One-Way:
         Beginning units in service   4,114           3,977         3,835
         Gross placements               125             126           108
         Disconnects                  (262)           (268)         (265)
         Ending units in service      3,977           3,835         3,678

          Two-Way:
         Beginning units in service     382             365           347
         Gross placements                17              18            15
         Disconnects                   (34)            (36)          (38)
         Ending units in service        365             347           324

    Indirect One-Way:
         Beginning units in service     762             685           604
         Gross placements                26              26            24
         Disconnects                  (103)           (107)          (93)
         Ending units in service        685             604           535

          Two-Way:
         Beginning units in service      90              89           100
         Gross placements                 3              18             4
         Disconnects                    (4)             (7)           (7)
         Ending units in service         89             100            97

    Total
         Beginning units in service   5,348           5,116         4,886
         Gross placements               171             188           151
         Disconnects                  (403)           (418)         (403)
         Ending units in service      5,116           4,886         4,634


    Adjusted Proforma ARPU
         Direct One-Way               $8.48           $8.27         $8.17
         Direct Two-Way              $24.28          $23.76        $23.61
         Indirect One-Way             $4.36           $4.66         $4.53
         Indirect Two-Way             $8.42           $7.80         $6.93
         Total                        $9.04           $8.90         $8.80


    (a) Assumes Arch and Metrocall combined as of January 1, 2004 and the unit
        in service adjustment reflected in March 2004.
    (b) Amounts have been adjusted for rounding.

SOURCE USA Mobility, Inc.

CONTACT: Bob Lougee of USA Mobility, Inc., 1-703-721-3080
Web site: http://www.usamobility.com
(USMO)