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LAFAYETTE HILLS WOMAN'S SON SAVED BECAUSE OF CELLULAR TELEPHONE; COMCAST CELLULAR'S TRI-STATE SAFETY COUNCILS ADDRESS COMMUNITY SAFETY

 LAFAYETTE HILLS WOMAN'S SON SAVED BECAUSE OF CELLULAR TELEPHONE; COMCAST CELLULAR'S TRI-STATE SAFETY COUNCILS ADDRESS COMMUNITY SAFETY
 WAYNE, Pa., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Joyce Torchon of Lafayette Hills, Pa., knows first-hand that cellular telephones can literally save lives.
 Recently, she and her family were travelling on the Pennsylvania Turnpike on their way back from Harrisburg, Pa., when her 3-year-old son suddenly began to seizure. As the child quickly slipped into unconsciousness, her husband dialed the cellular turnpike emergency number, asterisk-11. The operator handling the frantic call instructed them to get off at the nearest exit where an ambulance would be waiting.
 By the time the emergency team arrived, her son was unconscious, but thanks to quick medical intervention, his life was saved.
 "Thank goodness for our cellular phone," Torchon wrote in a letter to the couple's carrier, Metrophone. "I really can't even imagine what would have happened without it. We never would have made it to a hospital in time. The phone enabled us to alert standby emergency services to meet us within minutes. Thank you, Metrophone, I realize it is a lifeline in a state of emergency."
 Torchon's story is one of thousands across the United States in which cellular telephone users and their service providers are using their phones to handle emergency situations.
 Comcast Cellular Communications, Inc., the wholly owned subsidiary of the Philadelphia-based cable company Comcast Corporation, and the parent company of Metrophone, recently launched four new Safety Councils in Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Wilmington and Iselin.
 Comprised of top safety officials from each market, the councils have implemented numerous programs addressing community safety such as high school workshops, a system-wide (asterisk)911 cellular emergency number, Good Samaritan awards, and a special emergency number linked to the Coast Guard called asterisk-CG.
 "We are always working on creating services that not only meet the needs of our customers, but also address important issues in the community where we believe cellular communications can add value," said Don Harris, president of Comcast Cellular Communications, Inc.
 "Safety on the road is essential for every driver, but cellular users can play a particularly significant role in promoting community safety by learning to use their phones as viable safety tools," he said.
 The Safety Councils will continue to meet on a quarterly basis and Harris said the public response has been overwhelmingly positive.
 "In each market the enthusiasm has been terrific, and we hope to be able to organize others in every area where we do business," he added.
 As for Joyce Torchon, her cellular telephone allowed her to make the most important call of her life.
 Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ-NMS: CMCSA, CMCSK) is principally engaged in the development of cable television and cellular communications systems. The company's consolidated and affiliated cable operations served more than 2.8 million subscribers at March 31, 1992. This included more than 830,000 subscribers representing 50 percent of the total subscribers served by Storer Communications, Inc. Comcast also provides cellular telephone services in the Northeast United States to markets encompassing a population in excess of 7.3 million. In addition, Comcast is engaged in the sale and installation of sound communications systems, owning the largest independent network of background music systems operating under the "Muzak" name.
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 /CONTACT: Melissa Nichols of Metrophone, 215-975-5123, or Dava Guerin of Guerin & Kapnek Communications, 215-830-1441, for Metrophone/
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