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AT&T OFFERS CALLING TIPS FOR TRAVELERS

 AT&T OFFERS CALLING TIPS FOR TRAVELERS
 ATLANTA, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Changing seasons bring travel of a


different sort. And, whether you're thirty-something and renting a cabin in the mountains or a student studying in Europe, staying in touch with the kids or folks back home brings added peace of mind to your trip.
 There are numerous communication pitfalls to avoid as you travel. AT&T has put together some communications tips and suggestions to keep in mind as you make your travel plans.
 Planning:
 Being on vacation is easy. Preparing for that trip and staying in touch when you're miles from home is more challenging. There are dozens of decisions to make and places to call as you plan your vacation. This legwork is easier now thanks to AT&T's new Hotel and 800 Travel directories. The Hotel Directory lists more than 8,000 hotels by city; the 800 Travel Directory has more than 7,000 toll-free 800 numbers, including everything from resort destinations, to diving equipment, to wildlife sanctuaries. The 800 Travel Directory also has special offers and coupons.
 Staying in Touch:
 Before you leave home, make sure you have a calling card from your long-distance company. Cards are free and offer an easy, convenient way for you to make and bill calls. Also, calling-card calls are less expensive than collect or person-to-person calls.
 If you want to make sure your kids, stockbroker and dog-sitter can find you no matter where you're traveling in the United States, AT&T's unique new EasyReach(SM) 700 Service, introduced just this year, will forward their calls to wherever you happen to be. You can even elect to pay for their calls to you -- an extra incentive for children or other family members to stay in touch.
 If, on the other hand, you're staying home, but your kids are doing the traveling, give them an AT&T Custom Calling Card. With the AT&T Custom Calling Card, you're charged for your kids' calls to your phone number, and up to nine other numbers, while they're on the road. You no longer have to worry about whether or not they have the money to stay in touch.
 Caller Caution:
 By the way, when you use your calling card from public phones, especially in busy, high-traffic areas, make sure no one sees you enter your calling-card number or hears you give the number to the operator. This will help prevent fraudulent use of your calling card. If you suspect fraudulent use of your calling card, call your long-distance company immediately. For AT&T, call toll-free, 800-CALL-ATT.
 In addition, to ensure you reach the long-distance company of your choice from pay phones and hotel room phones, you may need to use an "access code" that directs your call to your preferred carrier. AT&T's access code, for example, is 10-ATT-0. This practice ensures that you get the rates and service you expect from your own long-distance company. It's a good idea when checking into a hotel to ask what long- distance company serves the hotel and if the hotel adds surcharges to local and long-distance calls.
 International Travel:
 Last year, more than 42 million Americans traveled to foreign countries, with about 35 million visiting non-English speaking countries. In addition, of the 499 million international calls placed to the United States last year, many were made by vacationing Americans.
 If you're traveling abroad, you should find that calling home is easier and more cost-effective than in the past. For instance, with AT&T's USADirect(R) Service, now available in 111 countries, a traveler can automatically reach an English-speaking U.S. operator by dialing an easy access code. Not only does this eliminate problems with language and an unfamiliar phone system, but all charges are billed at U.S. rates to the tourist's calling card, home phone or AT&T Universal Card.
 If you need to call other countries while abroad, AT&T's World Connect(R) Service, available in 37 countries, instantly connects you to an English-speaking AT&T operator to help complete your call.
 From the American tourist who is taken ill and can't explain symptoms to a local doctor, to the bewildered traveler trying to change flight plans overseas, AT&T's Language Line(R) Services provide over- the-phone interpretation services for more than 140 languages. Once a traveler is connected to Language Line through USADirect, it takes only moments for an interpreter to come to the rescue.
 For international travelers in search of foreign-language basics to help them order a steak at a local restaurant or check into a hotel, POINT TALK(R) Travel Translators, new from AT&T Language Line Services, provide translations of commonly used words and phrases, such as "currency exchange," "airport shuttle," and "How much?" POINT TALK Travel Translator cards are available in French, German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Dutch.
 If you're one of the millions of Americans vacationing this summer, don't just plan what to pack, what to wear and what to see -- plan to stay in touch. And, if you need information on any of these travel- related services, call 800-222-0300.
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