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AT&T SETS UP FREE LONG-DISTANCE SERVICE IN HURRICANE AREA

 AT&T SETS UP FREE LONG-DISTANCE SERVICE IN HURRICANE AREA
 MIAMI, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T (NYSE: T) is setting up phones and free long-distance service throughout areas devastated by Hurricane Andrew to help victims left without a way to contact people outside South Florida.
 For AT&T Universal Card members the company will offer emergency credit-line increases on a case-by-case basis. Card members who live in affected areas may call 800-423-4343 to discuss arrangements. The company also is waving minimum-payment requirements for the next 60 days so these customers will not need to make a payment on their account until their November statement.
 Also, AT&T is working on arrangements for a flexible bill-payment schedule for any consumer who is experiencing a financial hardship as a result of the devastation caused by the hurricane.
 AT&T has shipped 150 coinless public phones to one of its facilities in the Miami area. Equipment will be deployed to various points in the disaster area as authorities continue to check sites and make them accessible. Meanwhile, AT&T plans to offer free, three- to five-minute domestic and international long-distance calls from various Southern Bell and AT&T public phones.
 For victims who have returned to or remained in their homes and neighborhoods, Cellular One and AT&T have vans roaming the area equipped with cellular phones. Thirty cellular phones also have been given to nurses going into devastated areas, and more than 300 cellular phones have been distributed to government and other relief agencies. An additional 500 AT&T 3035 Cellular Phones were delivered to Miami Thursday. These transportable phones run on batteries, can be plugged into a car's cigarette lighter, and can easily be moved around. AT&T is providing free long-distance service for the phones.
 Working in conjunction with the Army and Air Force Exchange Services, AT&T is sending two trailers each carrying a bank of four to six public phones. The phones will be set up at Homestead Air Force Base to allow military personnel to make long-distance calls.
 In addition to providing equipment and phone service, the AT&T Foundation donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross to help hurricane victims in South Florida. AT&T employees nationwide as well as Florida and Georgia chapters of the Telephone Pioneers of America are gathering supplies to help victims in the hardest-hit area.
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 /CONTACT: Julie Spechler in Miami, 305-654-4107 or, after hours, 305-922-3537; Randy Berridge in Miami, 305-654-4136 or, after hours, 407-788-3568; Jacqui Kiviat in Miami, 305-654-4139 or, after hours, 305-437-8549; or Gene Regan in Atlanta, 404-810-8657 or, after hours, 404-995-8856/
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