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CHRISTMAS GIFTS FROM THE BELL ATLANTIC TELEPHONE COMPANIES

 ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Bell Atlantic offers the following telephone services as "a unique set of holiday gifts":
 EXTRA PHONE LINE
 Your teen-ager or roommate will love this. Take the pressure off. Avoid squabbles. Start the New Year right with an extra phone line.
 CALLER ID
 Want to know who's calling without even picking up the receiver? Caller ID gives you a sneak preview. It flashes the telephone number of the incoming call for you to see before you answer. Rate: $6.50 per month. (Not all callers' numbers are displayed.)
 ANSWER CALL
 Turns your existing telephones into your own personal messaging center. Your messages are stored in a "mailbox," which can be accessed from any touch-tone phone anywhere. And you can have mailboxes for up to eight family members. Answer Call even takes messages while you're on the phone. Rate: $6.50 per month or less.
 CALL WAITING
 Need to keep your telephone lines open? Call Waiting lets you know if another call is coming through while you're on the phone. This service enables you to put the first call on hold while you're answering the second. Rate: $3.20-$4.55 per month.
 CALL ALERT
 Lights up when you have an incoming call. You attach this little device in your entry way, near your phone or anywhere in your house and plug it into a phone outlet. Call Alert works with either Answer Call or an answering machine. $16.50.
 BELL ATLANTIC IQ PHONE-IN CARD
 A great stocking stuffer. A great way to get them to call home. You pay for their calls to you but not to anyone else. No charge for the card. Pay for the calls on your monthly bill, including a nominal charge for card usage.
 BELL ATLANTIC MOBILE PHONES
 From a basic car phone which enhances your spouse's safety on the road to a pocket-sized portable model you can use almost anywhere, Bell Atlantic Mobile offers a variety of cellular phones, pagers and accessories. Service packages to fit your needs.
 OTHER GREAT BELL ATLANTIC TELCO SERVICES
 RETURN CALL
 Just missed a call? Return Call lets you find out quickly who was trying to reach you. Just hit Star-69 and your telephone automatically dials the number back. If the line you are calling is busy, Return Call will continue trying to return the call for up to 30 minutes. Rate: $2-$4 per month. (Return Call is also available for a per-use fee.)
 THREE-WAY CALLING
 Need to speak to two different people at two separate locations at the same time? Three-Way Calling connects all three. Rate: $1.75-$3.50 per month.
 SPEED CALLING
 Two options: Speed Calling 8 -- 8 numbers can be dialed
 Speed Calling 30 -- 30 numbers can be dialed
 Need to reach a local or long distance phone number with no time to spare? Speed Calling lets you reach your destination by dialing only one or two digits.
 Speed Calling 8 -- $1.50 per month.
 Speed Calling 30 -- $2-$4 per month.
 HOME INTERCOM
 Want to find someone in your house without raising your voice? Home Intercom turns your telephone extensions into an intercom system. Rate: $2.25 per month
 ULTRA FORWARD SERVICE
 Need to have your calls forwarded, but don't know where you'll be? Ultra Forward service lets you activate call forwarding from any touch tone phone. Rate $4.50-$5 per month.
 IDENTA RING SERVICE
 Want to know if the call's for you before even picking up the receiver? Identa Ring service allows up to three numbers to be shared on the same telephone line, each with a distinctive ring. Rate: $4.50 per month.
 REPEAT CALL
 Need to reach someone, no matter what? Repeat Call redials busy numbers automatically, even while you make or receive other calls. Repeat Call will try to get through for up to 30 minutes and signal you with a special ring when the line is free. Rate: $1.75-$4 per month. (Repeat Call is also available for a per-use fee.)
 CALL BLOCK
 You can block unwanted calls from as many as six phone numbers -- including the number of the last incoming call -- even if you don't know what those numbers are. You won't hear a ring and the caller hears a message that says you're not available. Rate: $4-$5 per month.
 PURCHASING INFORMATION
 You can order the Bell Atlantic telephone companies' services by calling your local business office. Since they are intangible, you don't have to wrap them.
 You can also order the Bell Atlantic IQ Phone-In Card from your business office.
 You can purchase the products as follows:
 -- Caller ID unit, either stand-alone or integrated into a phone -- Bell Atlantic, 800-221-0068.
 Call Alert -- Globe Tel, 800-886-9394.
 Bell Atlantic Mobile Phones -- visit your local Bell Atlantic Mobile communication store or call 800-225-BELL.
 In a new retail program, the Bell Atlantic telephone companies' services can be purchased at Office America in Virginia, Sterns and 6th Avenue Electronics in New Jersey and Kmart in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.
 Bell Atlantic Corporation (NYSE: BEL), based in Philadelphia, is the parent company of New Jersey Bell, Bell of Pennsylvania, Diamond State Telephone (Delaware), and the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Companies of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C.
 Bell Atlantic also is the parent of the nation's largest cellular carriers and of companies that provide business systems services for customer-based information technology, including software, systems integration, hardware and software services and support, and financial services, throughout the United States and internationally. In addition, Bell Atlantic International offers network services and consulting to telephone authorities throughout the world and, in conjunction with Ameritech, owns a majority interest in Telecom Corporation of New Zealand.
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 /NOTE: Bell Atlantic IQ, Ultra Forward and Identa Ring are registered trademarks. Phone-In is a trademark./
 /CONTACT: Sandra Granzow of Bell Atlantic, 703-974-3615/
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