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BOSTON TECHNOLOGY SIGNS CONTRACT EXTENSION WITH BELL ATLANTIC

 BOSTON TECHNOLOGY SIGNS CONTRACT EXTENSION WITH BELL ATLANTIC
 WAKEFIELD, Mass., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Technology (NASDAQ-NMS: BSTN) announced today that it has reached agreement with Bell Atlantic Network Services, Inc. of Arlington, Va., to extend the current contract for one year through Jan. 31, 1995. While the agreement is not a minimum purchase commitment, the estimated value for the remaining 27 months of the contract is $50 million. This month marks the fourth anniversary of the original contract signed by Bell Atlantic and Boston Technology.
 Bell Atlantic utilizes Boston Technology's CO ACCESS platforms to provide call answering and voice mail services to residential and business customers throughout the Bell Atlantic region. The services were first introduced in December 1988. "Bell Atlantic has been pleased with the demand by our customers for voice messaging services, especially residential Answer Call," stated Keith Beale, director -- Enhanced Voice Services, Bell Atlantic Network Services, Inc. "These services continue to be enhanced in response to our customers' requirements and we have installed Boston Technology equipment to provide availability of services to our customers throughout the region."
 David S. Gergacz, president and CEO of Boston Technology said, "This agreement not only strengthens the relationship of our companies, but reinforces our commitment to Bell Atlantic and the needs of its customers. Boston Technology will continue to focus on meeting the requirements of our customers. Bell Atlantic was our first customer to deploy our platforms for enhanced voice services and we will continue to support Bell Atlantic's leadership in the successful application of advanced technologies."
 Bell Atlantic Corporation (NYSE: BEL), based in Philadelphia, is the parent company of New Jersey Bell, Bell of Pennsylvania, Diamond State Telephone (Delaware), and the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Companies of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C.
 Based in Wakefield, Mass., Boston Technology is the industry's technology leader in providing network-based voice processing systems. The company develops, manufactures, markets and supports enhanced voice processing platforms for Regional Bell Operating Companies, cellular providers, personal communications services providers, and independent telephone companies, and for international telecommunications companies and national PTT's throughout the world.
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 /CONTACT: Katherine Raphaelson of Boston Technology, 617-246-9000, x3504/
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