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CALLER ID BLOCKING EASY TO USE

 DETROIT, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Customers who want to prevent their names and phone numbers from being displayed on the screen of the person or business they're calling can do it easily -- and at no charge.
 Customers do not have to order the per-call blocking feature. And blocking can be activated whether or not a customer subscribes to Caller ID service.
 A simple three-step process activates the blocking feature:
 -- First, press star 6-7 (or 1-1-6-7 for rotary phones);
 -- Listen for stutter tone -- that means per-call blocking is working; and
 -- When regular dial tone returns, simply enter the phone number you want to reach.
 Names and phone numbers of callers will appear on display screens of Caller ID with Name subscribers -- even if the caller does not subscribe to Caller ID with Name.
 When customers don't want their names and phone numbers displayed, they can easily prevent it -- simply by entering the blocking code.
 When a caller activates call blocking, the letter "P" or the word "private" will be displayed on the screen of the person receiving the call. When a call originates from outside the area code -- including another state -- or from an area not equipped to deliver callers' names and phone numbers, the letter "O" or the words "out of area" will be displayed in most cases. Codes will vary according to the display units purchased.
 Michigan Bell will mail information on the blocking feature to affected customers.
 In areas where basic Caller ID service has been available, blocking is activated for less than 1 percent of calls.
 -0- 6/10/93
 /CONTACT: Phil Jones, 313-223-7194, Dean Hovey, 313-223-7197, or Dave Ellis, 313-223-7192, all of Michigan Bell/


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