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ELECTRONIC WHITE PAGES SERVICE AVAILABLE TO PC USERS

 ELECTRONIC WHITE PAGES SERVICE AVAILABLE TO PC USERS
 MIAMI, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Florida Public Service


Commission today approved the availability of intrastate Electronic White Pages for Southern Bell customers who use personal computers. This means high volume users of directory assistance will now have an alternative means to acquire directory listings within their home area code.
 "The service works in much the same way as traditional directory assistance," said Southern Bell spokesman Spero Canton. "Callers dial in on their computer modem to a local number. They will type in the name and address, if known, of the person they are seeking. It's a labor and time saving technique for some high volume users because this system permits them to avoid the necessity of re-dialing the directory assistance operators to obtain multiple listings," Canton said.
 The system will respond with names and numbers matching the information given. Non-published telephone numbers will not be available. Southern Bell will give the user the instructions on the equipment and formats needed to access the data base.
 The cost will be a one-time charge of $3.75 and 18 cents per "screen" of information requested.
 "For people who use their personal computers to get information over the phone line and who are high volume users of directory assistance, Electronic White Pages service provides a convenient, efficient and possibly cheaper alternative to using traditional directory assistance operators," said Canton.
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 /CONTACT: Spero C. Canton of Southern Bell, 305-530-5405/ CO: Southern Bell ST: Florida IN: TLS SU: PDT


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