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MCI GAINS 10,000 NEW 800 NUMBERS IN FIRST TWO WEEKS OF 800 PORTABILITY

 ATLANTA, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- MCI (NASDAQ-NMS: MCIC) today announced record 800 number gains during the first two weeks of 800 Portability, adding 10,000 new 800 numbers
 "Full-fledged competition in 800 service has brought an array of new services and value to American businesses and a groundswell of momentum for MCI," said Kevin J. Bennis, senior vice president of marketing for MCI Business Services.
 According to change activity in the National 800 database, MCI has acquired more than 6,500 new 800 numbers from AT&T since May 1.
 "The response to 800 competition after the first two weeks has exceeded our expectations," said Bennis. "We're continuing to add to the growth in market share we realized leading up to Portability.
 "The high volume of activity overwhelmingly confirms that taking advantage of 800 Number Portability is completely painless and transparent to business customers," said Bennis.
 "American business is eager to seize the advantages of added value and innovations competition is bringing to the 800 service marketplace."
 The nation's 1 million-plus commercial 800 numbers were officially freed on May 1 when businesses gained complete control over their 800 numbers.
 Effective May 1, 800 Portability enabled businesses to select from competing long distance companies and have the opportunity to retain their existing 800 numbers.
 United Video Satellite Group of Tulsa, Okla., became the first company to switch 800 service to MCI on May 1.
 "The transition has been as smooth as we could have hoped for," said Roy Bliss, president of UVSG. "We're pleased with the service quality and we're getting better value."
 MCI, headquartered in Washington, offers a full range of domestic and global telecommunications services. With 1992 revenues of more than $10 billion, the company is the second-largest long-distance provider in the U.S. and has more than 60 international offices.
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