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MOTHER'S DAY IS BUSIEST CALLING DAY OF THE YEAR

 DETROIT, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Michigan Bell is preparing to handle as many as 70 million telephone calls Sunday as Michiganians bid "Happy Mother's Day" to their moms.
 "Mother's Day is the heaviest calling day of the year for us, surpassing Christmas and Thanksgiving, and way ahead of Father's Day," said Lance Thomason, Michigan Bell's manager of network operations.
 Additional operators and telephone network managers will be on duty to handle the extra calls.
 "Calling volumes start picking up as early as 9 a.m. and remain high all day," Thomason said. "We often find that calling volumes peak from 11 a.m. to noon and from 9 to 10 p.m. So, the best time to call probably will be early in the morning or mid- to late afternoon."
 "People usually call their moms to offer their best wishes and coordinate plans," Thomason said. "But they also often call florists or candy stores for gifts or restaurants to make reservations for brunch or dinner."
 From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays, Michigan Bell long-distance rates are 50 percent off the Monday through Friday daytime rate. From 5 to 11 p.m. rates are 30 percent off, and from 11 p.m. to 8 a.m. they're 50 percent off.
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 /CONTACT: Phil Jones, 313-223-7194, Dave Ellis, 313-223-7192, or Dean Hovey, 313-223-7197, all of Michigan Bell/


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