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AT&T PROVIDES FREE FIVE-MINUTE CALLS FROM PAY PHONES AROUND STORM-DAMAGED AREA

 AT&T PROVIDES FREE FIVE-MINUTE CALLS FROM PAY PHONES
 AROUND STORM-DAMAGED AREA
 MIAMI, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T is providing free five-minute phone calls from public pay phones located around the storm-damaged area, including the following designated Metro Dade and Red Cross shelters, food-distribution sites and other locations:
 -- Hialeah/Miami Lakes High School, 7977 W. 12th Ave.
 -- Citrus Grove Middle School, 2153 N.W. 3rd St.
 -- Homestead Middle School, 650 N.W. 2nd Ave.
 -- Homestead South Miami Hospital, 160th N.W. 13th St.
 -- Miami Edison High School, 6161 N.W. 5th Court
 -- Dade City Data Processing, 5680 S.W. 87th Ave.
 -- Dade Regional Police, 10800 S.W. 211th St.
 -- Miami Dade South, 11011 S.W. 104th St.
 -- Campbell Middle School, 900 N.E. 23rd Ave., Homestead
 -- Kings Meadow Day School, 9911 S.W. 142nd Ave.
 -- May Middle School, 11700 S.W. 216th St.
 -- Naranja Lakes Shopping Center, 27415 S. Dixie Highway
 -- Winn Dixie, 17081 S. Dixie Highway
 -- Skyway Elementary School, 4555 N.W. 206th Terrace
 AT&T will continue to update locations daily as they become available. People using these phones should dial 1 + area code + number.
 In addition to public pay-phone sites, AT&T and Cellular One will continue to offer free emergency local and long-distance service on portable AT&T phones. Eleven vans with cellular phones are now available at the following locations in the Miami area from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at least through this week. Locations are subject to change based on need.
 Metro
 Miami Dade Community College, South Campus
 The Country Walk Area, S.W. 132nd Ave. and S.W. 152nd St.
 Winn Dixie, 171st St. and U.S. 1
 Park & Ride, S.W. 152nd St. and 117th Ave.
 Naranja Lakes Shopping Center, U.S. 1 and 276th St.
 May Middle School, 216th St. and U.S. 1
 Cutler Ridge Mall
 Homestead
 National Guard Armory, 312th St. and U.S. 1
 Florida City
 City Hall, 344 West Palm Drive
 In order to serve the greatest number of people in the area devastated by Hurricane Andrew, callers will be asked to observe a three- to five-minute limit on their conversations. This will allow victims to contact relatives and friends, employers, insurance companies and others. The cellular phones and free AT&T long-distance service will be administered by AT&T and Cellular One employee volunteers.
 AT&T also will be offering its new AT&T TeleTicket Service by handing out cards at the vans for use at other touch-tone public-phone locations. TeleTicket Service offers 10 minutes of free long-distance calling. Instructions are on the back of each card and are available in either English or Spanish.
 Other disaster-recovery services being provided by AT&T in the storm-ravaged area include:
 -- More than 300 cellular mobile phones with free AT&T long-distance service for relief agencies and medical services.
 -- Trailers with public phones set up to handle long-distance calling needs for military personnel at Homestead Air Force Base.
 -- Emergency credit-line increases for AT&T Universal Card members who call 800-423-4343. Card members living in the storm areas have been offered a waiver of minimum-payment requirements until their November statements.
 -- Flexible AT&T long-distance bill-payment schedules for any consumer who is experiencing a financial hardship as a result of the devastation caused by the hurricane.
 -- Thirty cellular phones given to nurses traveling throughout devastated areas.
 -- Two phone banks located at the Metro Zoo in Miami and the Dade County Youth Fair.
 -- A hotline for AT&T employees and retirees to contact the company for help in coping with storm damage and stress. Employees and retirees should call 800-237-2308. If it's difficult to get through on that number, employees or retirees should call collect 703-691-5225 and leave a voice-mail message.
 In addition, the AT&T Foundation has donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross to help hurricane victims in South Florida. AT&T employees nationwide as well as the Florida and Georgia chapters of the Telephone Pioneers of America are providing supplies and volunteer manpower to help victims in the hardest-hit areas.
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 /CONTACT: Julie Spechler, 305-654-4107 or, home, 305-922-3537; or Fernando Figueredo, 305-654-4114 or, home, 305-361-5976, both of AT&T/
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