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AT&T OFFERS NEW PHONE SERVICE FOR HEARING IMPAIRED

 CHICAGO, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Marlee Matlin, star of NBC's "Reasonable Doubts," reaches out and touches President Clinton using a new telephone service for the hearing-impaired provided by Chicago-based Dial-The-Prez and AT&T.
 Hearing-impaired callers dial an AT&T MultiQuest 900 number -- 1-900-737-2874 -- and type their message into a teletype device for the deaf. Dial-The-Prez records the caller's comments and sends them to the White House, where they are read by the president or a White House staff member. All comments with a name and address are answered.
 The TDD call is $1.99 per minute. Dial-The-Prez will donate 50 cents per call to charities for the hearing-impaired.
 Dial-The-Prez continues to operate its regular voice line -- 1-900-370-1000 -- for callers who dictate their comments over the phone. Like the service for the hearing-impaired, Dial-The-Prez transcribes the call and sends it to the White House for an answer. Cost for the voice call is $2.49 per minute.
 Both lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Callers must be 18 years or older.
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 /NOTE TO EDITOR: Photo accompanying story is moving on INS PhotoLink Network./
 /CONTACT: Tom Hopkins of AT&T, 312-230-4889, or Gary Cohn of Dial-The-Prez, 312-509-8100/
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