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AT&T to increase certain long distance rates; Impact is 60 cents a month for typical consumer.

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 27, 1996--AT&T said today it will increase certain of its residential long distance rates. These price changes, which become effective on Dec. 1, will have an average impact of approximately 60 cents per month on a typical consumer's bill.

Separately, the company said it will increase the rates it charges small business customers for international direct-dialed, toll-free, and PRO WATS/Plan Q services by 4.8 percent.

The company will increase by 5.9 percent basic rates on domestic, direct-dialed state-to-state calls made from a consumer's home.

AT&T will also increase the average cost of two other kinds of interstate calls: those made with a calling card (5 percent) and those made with the assistance of an AT&T operator (2.6 percent).

AT&T will also increase the monthly fees on its Reach Out America(R), SelectSaver(R), and AnyHour Saver(R) calling plans. AT&T ceased actively marketing these plans in 1993, when it first introduced its "True" family of calling plans.

The company is taking these increases to recover significant investments it made to broaden its service line, build technical infrastructure, and improve customer service.

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