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METROPHONE INTRODUCES NEW ADVANCED CELLULAR SERVICE

 METROPHONE INTRODUCES NEW ADVANCED CELLULAR SERVICE
 WAYNE, Pa., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Metrophone, the Delaware Valley


cellular subsidiary of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ-NMS: CMCSA, CMCSK), will roll out a new advanced cellular service to area businesses beginning today.
 Called QuickLink(TM), the service provides a direct, dedicated connection between Metrophone's mobile telephone switching office and a business's private branch exchange (PBX) or Centrex telephone system.
 The feature enables a cellular user to reach anyone in his or her home office by dialing only the last four digits of office telephone numbers, allowing cellular phones to function like extensions of a company's PBX system. QuickLink also routes cellular users' toll calls over their companies' long distance trunk lines to maximize long distance volume discounts, and provides a communications back-up in the event a business's regular telephone lines are out of service.
 QuickLink service is provided through a fiber optic network constructed by Eastern TeleLogic Corporation, a King of Prussia-based company that serves customers in Center City Philadelphia and major commercial locations in the surrounding suburbs. The service is available to businesses jointly served by Eastern TeleLogic and Metrophone.
 "QuickLink is one of many new advanced business offerings that we plan to provide our customers," said Donald A. Harris, president of Metrophone and Comcast Cellular Communications, Inc., a division of Comcast Corporation. "Our customers have told us that they need services like QuickLink to compete effectively in the 1990s and beyond. Metrophone has earned its market leadership position by responding to these needs quickly and creatively.
 "By the year 2000, cellular and other forms of wireless communications will in one way or another become part of every American's life, whether they are calling their offices from their cars, or ordering a pizza on their way home from work," he added.
 Harris said QuickLink's direct connection is designed to save cellular users time and money on home office calls.
 "Normally, it takes some eight to 10 seconds to complete a cellular call, but QuickLink customers now can complete these calls in two to three seconds," he said. "Reduced connection time translates into potential cost savings on total billed cellular airtime. And, to busy executive and top sales persons, immediate access to their companies is extremely important," Harris said.
 QuickLink also prioritizes cellular calls with a blinking "alert" system, which cues home office employees that cellular users are on the line.
 Other benefits include optimization of companies' land-based telephone lines by freeing them from cellular traffic, as well the elimination of local telephone network connection fees on calls between the home office and mobile phones.
 Comcast Corporation is principally engaged in the development of cable and cellular communications systems. The company's consolidated and affiliated cable operations served more than 2.8 million subscribers as of March 31, 1992. This included more than 830,000 subscribers representing 50 percent of the total subscribers served by Storer Communications, Inc. Comcast also provides cellular telephone services primarily in the Northeast United States to markets encompassing a population in excess of 7.3 million people. In addition, Comcast is engaged in the sale and installation of sound communications systems, owning the largest independent network of background music systems, operating under the Muzak name.
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 /CONTACT: Melissa Nichols of Metrophone, 215-975-5123, or home, 215-640-4528, or Dava Guerin of Guerin & Kapnek Communications, 215-830-1441, for Metrophone/
 (CMCS) CO: Metrophone; Comcast Corporation ST: Pennsylvania IN: TLS SU: PDT


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