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AT&T ANNOUNCES GIFT IDEA

 MORRISTOWN, N.J., Nov. 23 ~PRNewswire~ -- This year, holiday shoppers looking for a unique gift idea can now wrap up an AT&T phone call. With AT&T TeleTicket (SM) Service, shoppers can pre-pay for phone calls and information services, such as news and weather reports.
 For the first time, Santa and his helpers will be using AT&T TeleTickets to provide daily recorded updates on their holiday preparations.
 The holiday TeleTicket series, which is offered in English and Spanish, also provides holiday stories and other information services.
 "Sometimes the best gift can be a call from far away," said Cynthia Stockley, product director, AT&T TeleTicket Service, AT&T. "The TeleTicket is ideal as a stocking stuffer or a gift to enclose in a card for a friend to use during the holidays."
 Santa's North Pole update will change daily until Jan. 6. The holiday stories and the final update will be available through Jan. 31.
 AT&T TeleTickets can be purchased in denominations of 10, 25, or 50 units. The 10-unit Teletickets are $6, 25 units are $15 and 50 units are $30. Each unit is worth $.60.
 Each one-minute North Pole update is three units or $1.80. The stories are two to four units or $1.20 to $2.40 each, depending on length.
 The holiday series of AT&T TeleTicket Service, as well as other the other TeleTickets, are available at select AT&T Phone Center stores. AT&T TeleTickets may also be purchased by calling AT&T at 800-462-1818 for the English-language version and at 800-752-2280 for the Spanish language version. AT&T representatives will be able to place orders or direct callers to an AT&T Phone Center Store where TeleTickets are available.
 Customers place calls and access the services by dialing an 800 number printed on the TeleTicket. Recorded messages, in English or Spanish, guide users through the services. The instructions are also printed on the back of the TeleTicket in English or Spanish, depending on which AT&T TeleTicket a customer purchased.
 In addition to the two holiday services, customers will be able to access world news and U.S. weather reports and place calls within the United States and to more than 200 countries from any touch-tone phone. In addition to the holiday series, AT&T offers other series of AT&T TeleTickets with other services.
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