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HOME-BASED CONSUMER SERVICES INTRODUCED BY BELLSOUTH AND US ORDER

 ATLANTA, May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- BellSouth, the largest of the seven regional Bell companies, announced here today an intelligent telephone and services that could change the way busy consumers pay bills, buy goods, order food and, indeed, answer the phone.
 In an alliance with US Order, providers of ScanFone, BellSouth is taking a step toward offering a new version of the ScanFone to many of its 18 million customers. The phone combines visible caller name-and- number identification services with a new range of financial and retailing capabilities designed for home and small business users.
 The new telephone which BellSouth and US Order will trial is the first phone on the market to couple the BellSouth-developed ADSI technologies, enhanced Caller ID and US Order's patented transactional services.
 The alliance to make the new ScanFone services available on a limited basis late in 1993, with broader regional distribution in 1994.
 BellSouth predicts that capabilities of the new generation ScanFone could make the telephone an "information and transaction control center" allowing users to know who's calling before the phone is answered, request banks to pay bills, and order dinner from a restaurant. It will even order and send a last minute gift or flowers for an occasion that might have slipped your mind.
 In the world of telephone, the ScanFone supports the new technological standard pioneered by BellSouth called ADSI, or Analog Display Services Interface. The ADSI-compatible ScanFone is provided by US Order of Herndon, Va.
 When the ScanFone is not responding to consumer commands, it can be used as an ordinary touchtone telephone.
 BellSouth Marketing President Jere Drummond believes that "this new service has the potential of returning precious home-time to busy two- job families. This new and very practical technology offers consumers more control, reducing the time used performing routine chores like writing checks and driving to the post office, to reduce or eliminate time-consuming trips to the grocery and to cut out unproductive time spent standing in mall check-out lines.
 "The new ScanFone not only could revolutionize the way people spend their time, but it could also give our customers a new sense of security by knowing who is knocking at their `telephone door' before they answer it." That early-warning feature will be provided by what BellSouth calls its Caller ID services.
 On the BellSouth side of the ScanFone, ADSI technology will be able to deliver the following services where they are locally offered:
 -- Caller number identification
 -- Caller name identification and
 -- Electronic White Pages Services
 In the consumer services arena, which is provided and managed by US Order, the new ScanFone will offer some or all of the following services, depending on local availability:
 -- Individual and recurring bill payment;
 -- Electronic banking services, including balance inquiry and funds transfer;
 -- Retail merchant and catalogues shopping;
 -- Grocery ordering; and
 -- Food take-out service
 BellSouth believes the simplicity of the services -- coupled with their at-home and 24-hour-a-day availability -- will contribute to their acceptance by consumers.
 Many inquiry activities, such as account balances, will be accomplished by either sliding your credit card or automatic teller card through a "card swipe" on the side of the telephone. (ScanFone protects consumers' financial securities by requiring a pass code, a card be present, and by meeting Automated Teller Machine network encryption requirements).
 Other transactions, such as grocery and product ordering, may be completed by moving a "light pen" over familiar bar codes found in merchant catalogues designed for use by ScanFone customers.
 "BellSouth pioneered the development of ADSI to provide additional conveniences and services for our customer. With ScanFone, our customers can gain more control over their busy lives by banking and shopping from their homes, and they can have access to a whole new set of useful telephone services. We're excited to see our efforts becoming reality and to be able to offer a broad range of services to our residential and small business customers at prices they can afford," says BellSouth's Drummond.
 "We've made a commitment to BellSouth and our other strategic partners to consistently improve the ScanFone technology," said William F. Gorog, chairman and CEO of US Order. "Our belief in the future of screen-based telephones and their impact on the way consumers will manage their lives is shared by industry leaders such as BellSouth."
 The establishment of ADSI is expected to stimulate the development of screen-based information services from telephone companies and other information providers and the availability of a wide range of compatible telephone sets from companies such as US Order.
 The third generation ScanFone works as a regular telephone until used to access either ADSI services or US Order's patented transaction services.
 BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc., with headquarters in Atlanta and Birmingham, provides unified direction and support for the local telecommunications operations of BellSouth in the southeastern United States. BellSouth's operating companies serve over 18 million local telephone lines and provide local exchange and intraLATA long distance service over one of the most modern telecommunications networks in the world.
 ScanFone is a service and registered trademark of US Order of Herndon. With over 10,000 users in over 30 states, US Order is the only company currently offering a patented screen-based telephone home bill payment and ordering system. US Order is an affiliate of WorldCorp (NYSE: WOA).
 The ScanFone terminal is based on proven point-of-sale system platforms that have been developed and are manufactured by VeriFone, Inc., a leading worldwide supplier of transaction automation products and services for retail, health care and related markets.
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 /CONTACT: Karen Roughton of BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc., 404-529-6514, or Elizabeth England, 212-979-9645, or Jeremy Jacob, 212-593-6481, both for US Order/


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