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GTE EXTENDED AREA SERVICE FOR CALLS BETWEEN PLANT CITY AND TAMPA BEGINS ON NOV. 1

 TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- On Nov. 1, GTE begins Extended Area Service (EAS) for calls between the Plant City and Tampa areas. The expansion of Plant City and Tampa local calling areas will eliminate the current Extended Calling Service (ECS) charges of 25 cents for residential calls, and four cents for each completed call plus six cents per minute for business customers.
 Local Calling Area Increases
 Plant City and Tampa customers with the following prefixes will be able to call each other as part of their local calling area without ECS charges. Plant City's local calling area will continue to include Lakeland.
 Plant City:
 737
 752
 754
 757
 759
 Tampa:
 220 234 248 273 396 641 681 839 878 899 962 985
 221 236 249 274 552 645 684 840 879 920 963 986
 222 237 251 276 554 650 685 852 880 926 968 987
 223 238 253 281 558 651 689 854 881 929 969 988
 224 239 254 282 620 653 690 855 882 930 971 989
 225 240 258 286 621 654 744 870 883 931 972 990
 226 241 259 287 622 659 828 871 884 932 973 991
 227 242 260 288 623 661 830 872 885 933 974 996
 228 243 264 289 626 662 831 873 886 935 975
 229 244 265 292 628 664 832 874 887 948 977
 230 245 266 340 632 671 833 875 888 949 978
 231 246 271 348 633 673 835 876 889 960 979
 232 247 272 390 634 677 837 877 891 961 980
 RATES CHANGE FOR PLANT CITY CUSTOMERS ONLY
 Basic local monthly calling rates for Tampa customers will not change. Plant City rates will increase as shown:
 Present Monthly Effective Nov. 1
 Plant City Basic Local Monthly Monthly Basic Local
 Customers Service Charge Increase Service Charge
 Residence
 Individual line $11.18 $.45 $11.63
 Message rate
 individual line 6.82 0 6.82
 Business
 Individual line $28.52 $1.20 $29.72
 Rotary
 individual line 39.54 1.20 40.74
 Message rate
 individual line 17.49 0 17.49
 PBX
 Flat rate trunk $50.67 $1.20 $51.87
 COIN PHONES
 Semi-public
 line $28.52 $1.20 $29.72


NON-RECURRING CHARGE DISCOUNT FOR PLANT CITY BUSINESS CUSTOMERS ONLY
 Plant City business customers who need additional lines due to the projected increases in calling, will receive a 50 percent discount on non-recurring charges for adding additional business lines/PBX trunks or converting from non-rotary to rotary service. Business customers must order the additional service by Dec. 14, 1993 to receive the discount.
 To order additional business lines or change to rotary service, call:
 Single-line Business 800-483-4200
 Multi-line Business 800-483-5200
 GTE Everything Pages(R) Distribution
 Tampa
 The GTE Everything Pages telephone directory for Tampa was distributed in mid-October. In December, Tampa customers will receive white page listings for Plant City in a special Tampa Area EAS Directory.
 Plant City
 Dec. 18 is the publication date for the Plant City GTE Everything Pages telephone directory. The Plant City directory will have Tampa white pages bound into the book. Plant City customers who need Tampa listings prior to December may pick up the Tampa white pages at the Plant City Fire Department Administrative Office or a GTE Phone Mart.
 Plant City Fire Department Administrative Office
 610 South Evers St., Plant City
 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
 Brandon -- GTE Phone Mart
 2478 W. Brandon Blvd., Brandon
 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat.
 Lakeland Square Mall -- GTE Phone Mart
 3800 US Hwy 98 N., Lakeland
 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon.-Sat.
 noon to 5:30 p.m. Sun.
 -0- 10/28/93
 /CONTACT: Sandi Snow of GTE Florida, 813-224-4244/


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