MCI INTRODUCES LOWEST PRICED INTERNATIONAL CALLS EVER; PLAN EXPANDS FRIENDS & FAMILY DISCOUNT FROM THE U.S.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 ~PRNewswire~ -- For callers in the United States who want to reach friends and family abroad, MCI Communications Corporation (NASDAQ-NMS: MCIC) today filed with the FCC to offer the lowest priced international calls to over 200 countries and places vs. AT&T and Sprint. The savings are two-fold: MCI Friends & Family customers may now add a second international phone number to their Calling Circles and in addition, Friends Around the World customers may now triple their discounts off basic international rates. Beginning Dec. 15, international callers will be eligible for the bonus 20 percent Friends & Family discount on calls to two international telephone numbers. This automatic savings bonus is on top of the savings provided by MCI. In addition, Friends Around the World customers can triple their discount from the 5 percent announced last June to 15 percent off of MCI's basic international rates. The extra 15 percent savings applies to calls to over 200 countries and places outside the United States. Current Friends Around the World subscribers will still receive low fixed rates during plan hours to over 50 of the most frequently called countries. All these Friends Around the World benefits are offered for a $3 monthly fee. This special discount will be available to MCI customers on Jan. 1, 1993. Friends Around the World remains the only international calling plan in the industry with savings on international card calls both from the United States and from many locations and abroad using the MCI CALL USA feature. "With the holidays fast approaching, MCI understands the importance of staying in touch with loved ones who may be far-away, and receiving extra savings," said Gerald H. Taylor, president of MCI Consumer Markets. "This latest move reinforces MCI's commitment to offering the best value for international callers -- giving them even more reasons why MCI should be the long distance carrier of choice." Examples of the guaranteed low rates MCI Friends Around the World customers will pay to any two numbers in over 250 countries and places outside the United States during plan hours are as follows: -- Canada for 14 cents per minute -- Mexico from 19 cents to 71 cents per minute (based on 4 regions) -- Taiwan for 62 cents per minute -- U.K. for 46 cents per minute -- Germany for 49 cents per minute -- Japan for 62 cents per minute -- China for 86 cents per minute MCI, the sixth largest and fastest growing carrier of international traffic among the top 20 largest international carriers, supports sales and services in 12 languages, and offers clear, high quality direct dial service to over 250 countries and places around the world. For more information regarding MCI's international programs, consumers can call 800-866-3346 and reach customer service in the following languages: English, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Cantonese and Korean. MCI Communications Corporation, headquartered in Washington, is the nation's second largest long distance provider. MCI offers residential savings through a number of products and services including: Friends & Family; MCI PrimeTime; MCI Personal 800; Friends Around the World; the MCI Card and the Friends & Family Card. -0- 12~1~92 ~CONTACT: Debra Shriver, 703-415-6904, or Kate Fralin, 703-415-6941, both of MCI~ (MCIC)
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|Date:||Nov 24, 1992|
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