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ALLNET ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF CALL HOME AMERICA, INC. '800' CUSTOMER BASE

 BINGHAM FARMS, Mich., July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Allnet Communication Services, Inc., one of the country's largest long-distance carriers, announced today the acquisition of the specialized 800 customer base of Call Home America, Inc. Allnet(R) will continue to leverage the marketing expertise of Call Home America management as it continues to expand in this market niche.
 "Allnet has proven it can grow internally very successfully, as most recently witnessed by our success with 800 portability," said Greg Jones, senior vice president. "This acquisition demonstrates our ability to supplement our continued internal growth with strategic external growth opportunities in selected niche markets."
 Allnet recently attracted 12,000 new 800 commercial customers through its 800 portability marketing effort. Allnet focused on innovative new services such as Multipoint(SM) 800, Follow Me 800, and TargetLine(SM) 800. This recent acquisition further consolidates the position of Allnet as a premier supplier of 800 telecommunications services.
 Call Home America has approximately 50,000 customers, including parents of college students and frequent travelers, who will continue to receive services under the Call Home America name. These customers, who are currently generating annualized revenue of approximately $20 million, will also be able to utilize a wide range of other telecommunications services from Allnet.
 Industry analysts view the specialized 800 market as one of the fastest growing niches in the phone business. From virtually no subscribers in 1989, the market is forecasted to be in the millions by 1994. "This acquisition puts Allnet in a strong position to leverage one of the fastest growth segments of the phone industry," said Jones.
 Call Home America, Inc., headquartered in Austin, Texas, first started marketing to parents of college students at the University of Texas in 1989. As it expanded its marketing efforts nationwide, the company grew from only 2,000 customers in late 1990 to nearly 50,000 customers today. Call Home America is privately held.
 Allnet Communication Services, Inc., headquartered in Bingham Farms, is a wholly owned subsidiary of ALC Communications Corporation. ALC(R) is publicly traded on the American Stock Exchange (symbol: ALC).
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 /CONTACT: Marvin Moses of Allnet Communication Services, Inc. and ALC Communications Corporation, 313-433-4999/
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