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MCI OFFERS UP TO $45 VALUE ON PERSONAL 800 SERVICE IN NEW PEPSI PROMOTION

 MCI OFFERS UP TO $45 VALUE ON PERSONAL 800 SERVICE
 IN NEW PEPSI PROMOTION
 WASHINGTON, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- MCI Communications Corporation (NASDAQ-NMS: MCIC) will participate in Pepsi's unique summer promotion, "Gotta Have It," by offering consumers a special value on MCI Personal 800 service, a product that provides callers with a convenient way to receive 800 calls directly to their homes.
 Pepsi "Gotta Have It" value cards, a key component of the new campaign, will display MCI's toll-free number (800-933-2222) for consumers to call and order MCI Personal 800 service. These new MCI Personal 800 customers will receive MCI certificates worth $45, good towards three months of free Personal 800 service free of the monthly subscription fees and two hours of free Personal 800 calling. New MCI Dial "1" customers will receive an additional $20 for choosing MCI as their long distance carrier.
 MCI's logo and special 800 number will appear on the back of 30 million credit card-sized value cards, which will be inserted into a directory featuring MCI as well as additional partner offers by others cooperating with Pepsi.
 "MCI is excited to be a part of Pepsi's 'Gotta Have It' campaign which will offer friends and family members a way to stay in touch for less," said Timothy Price, senior vice president, MCI Consumer and Commercial Markets. "This summer, consumers will enjoy Pepsi and have an opportunity to receive MCI's Personal 800 service with special savings."
 MCI Personal 800 subscribers will receive their Personal 800 number and four-digit security PIN code at once, providing an immediate alternative to collect and credit card calls. To place a call, consumers dial the 800 number, wait for a tone and enter the four-digit private security code.
 The MCI Personal 800 offer will be incorporated into Pepsi's "Gotta Have It" campaign with advertising coverage targeted towards television, radio, magazine and store displays. MCI's special offer will be actively promoted from May 25 (Memorial Day) through September 7 (Labor Day) and will remain in effect until Dec. 31, 1992. Personal 800 can be combined with any of MCI's money saving long distance plans or is offered separately for customers who don't choose to switch their long distance carrier. Calls are priced at a low flat rate of 25 cents per-minute regardless of the distance of the calls or the number of calls made, plus a monthly charge of $5. No call surcharges or installation fees are incurred. MCI Personal 800 numbers are popular among people who have children away from home, parents on a fixed income or family members who travel and frequently call home.
 MCI also offers a Friends & Family Personal 800 which allows Friends & Family customers to receive their own personal 800 number and a bonus 20 percent discount savings. All Friends & Family 800 calls are priced at 20 cents per minute, a savings of 20 percent off the regular rate. Friends & Family is MCI's most popular savings plan.
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 /CONTACT: Debra Shriver, 703-415-6904, or Kate Fralin, 703-415-6941, both of MCI/
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