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AT&T PREDICTS RECORD CALLING VOLUMES FOR CHRISTMAS DAY, OFFERS CHRISTMAS CALLING TIPS

 AT&T PREDICTS RECORD CALLING VOLUMES FOR CHRISTMAS DAY,
 OFFERS CHRISTMAS CALLING TIPS
 PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T (NYSE: T) today predicted record calling volumes on Christmas Day, anticipating it will handle 94 million long-distance calls, an increase of 10 percent over last year.
 Christmas Day is typically the busiest holiday of the year for AT&T, followed by Mother's Day and then Father's Day.
 In Pennsylvania, AT&T will have more than 300 operators on duty throughout Christmas day in Ft. Washington, Harrisburg and Pittsburgh to handle a projected 286,000 calls. At the AT&T International Operating Center in Pittsburgh, 600 operators will be on hand to place an expected 58,000 calls to countries around the world and to ships on the high seas. Deaf, hard-of-hearing and speech-impaired customers also can place calls to friends and family across the country for the first time using AT&T Telecommunications Relay Service.
 One reason holiday calling may appear to be recession-proof is that long-distance prices have dropped consistently over the years. Forty years ago, a 10-minute daytime coast-to-coast Christmas call cost $6.84. AT&T's price for that same call this year is just $1.49.
 AT&T's lower evening rates will be in effect from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Dec. 25 -- a savings of 34 percent on average over its standard direct-dialed weekday prices. Holiday rates will apply to AT&T state- to-state calls from all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Subscribers to AT&T Reach Out(R) America calling plans will receive additional savings opportunities depending on which plan they have.
 For those who can't wait until Christmas, AT&T is offering a special pre-holiday savings opportunity this year. From 5 p.m. this Friday, Dec. 13, to 5 p.m. this Sunday, Dec. 15, any AT&T direct-dialed, state- to-state call within the United States is just 11 cents a minute. These rates do not apply to all calling plan calls.
 CHRISTMAS CALLING TIPS
 To get the most benefit from your holiday calling, AT&T suggests that you:
 -- Call between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. when calling within the United States. Calling volumes traditionally are lower. If calling internationally, consider calling Christmas Eve.
 -- Dial directly, including international calls. Most customers can dial their own calls directly to 190 foreign countries and territories. Local telephone directories can help you determine whether or not you can dial a specific country directly. (AT&T customers who need international calling assistance can call 800-874-4000.)
 -- Be sure you've reached your chosen long-distance company from public phones when traveling over the holidays. (AT&T customers need to listen for the AT&T name and, if they don't hear it, hang up and dial 10-ATT-0, then the number they're calling.)
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 /CONTACT: Nancy J. Smith of AT&T, 215-557-4322, or, home, 717-737-2045/
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