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NEW WESTERN UNION PHONE CARD ENABLES LOCAL, DOMESTIC OR INTERNATIONAL CALLS FROM ANY TELEPHONE

 UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J., May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Western Union Financial Services, Inc., today launched its new Phone Card(SM), which enables consumers to place local, national or international long- distance calls from any telephone in the United States, even if they do not have coins for a pay phone or do not have a phone credit card.
 The Western Union Phone Card offers total telephone access to the United States and to the world. Calls can be placed anywhere in this country or internationally, regardless of which long-distance company serves the telephone from which the call is made. The Phone Card can be used from both tone and rotary dial telephones.
 Available from Western Union agents, the Phone Card is a disposable, wallet-sized card that is available in several amounts. The minimum is $5. Other amounts are $10, $20 and $50. Since there are no other fees for the card, the entire amount is available for calls.
 There are no bills or surcharges and the cardholder is informed of how much credit remains in the account every time a call is made or when there's one minute of calling time left.
 "We created the Phone Card with features that make it easy and convenient for everyone to keep in touch, and, since calls are prepaid, consumers will never have to carry a pocketful of change for pay phones," said Stuart Reis, vice president, Western Union Financial Services, Inc.
 He added that "this is the first nationally marketed branded telephone prepaid access card and it is backed by Western Union's reputation for reliable high-value services."
 Mr. Reis said the Phone Card as "a tool to manage long-distance expenses is an outgrowth of the latest technology and Western Union's more than 120 years in fulfilling consumers' needs for high quality telecommunications and financial services.
 "It can also help consumers manage their telephone costs by eliminating the surprises that frequently show up on long-distance bills," added Mr. Reis. "Once the Western Union Phone Card is purchased, there are no further charges. None."
 He said the Phone Card was "especially well-suited for students away from home, military personnel, family members on the road, guest workers and travelers."
 To use the Phone Card, after purchasing it from a Western Union agent, the consumer calls a special toll-free 800 number, which offers further instructions in a choice of languages.
 The consumer is asked to input a unique eight-digit number that is printed on the card. Upon verification, the consumer can dial the call. Operator assistance is available around the clock for help and for users of rotary dial phones.
 When a call is completed, the consumer can hang up or place a new call by pressing the "pound" key on tone telephones.
 The minutes and seconds or unused calling time remaining after each call are read out by a computerized voice before each new call is placed. A warning is given one minute before the Phone Card expires. Each card is valid for a six-month period.
 Western Union Financial Services, Inc., is wholly owned subsidiary of New Valley Corporation (NYSE: NVL). It provides Western Union Money Transfer Services throughout the world and also provides bill-payment and other services to consumers and businesses in the United States.
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 /CONTACT: Warren Bechtel of Western Union Financial Services, 201-818-5000; or Idan Sims of Sims & Associates, Inc., 212-725-3838, for Western Union Financial Services/
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