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MCI PROVIDES FREE PHONE SERVICE TO SOUTH FLORIDA RESIDENTS

 MCI PROVIDES FREE PHONE SERVICE TO SOUTH FLORIDA RESIDENTS
 WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- MCI Communications Corporation (NASDAQ-NMS: MCIC) today announced that it is providing free long distance telephone calls via payphones to local residents in South Florida to help them recover from the devastation of Hurricane Andrew.
 In conjunction with BellSouth, payphones in the area will become available to residents to provide disaster relief. The free phone calls may be domestic or international and up to 5 minutes in length. Callers may simply dial "1," plus the area code and phone number to complete their calls.
 MCI earlier dispatched a mobile phone center to the Homestead, Fla., area to provide free long distance phone calls for residents. A second unit is expected in south Florida shortly. Both phone centers will remain in the disaster areas until normal communications have been restored. MCI also contributed $20,000 to the American Red Cross and will continue to assist in relief efforts in affected areas.
 Throughout Hurricane Andrew's journey, MCI sent work crews and field operations staff people to help prepare the Gulf states region for the storm's onslaught. Workers fanned out across coastal areas to ensure that MCI's network remained operable.
 MCI Communications Corporation, headquartered in Washington, is the nation's second largest long distance provider.
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 /CONTACT: Kate Fralin, 703-415-6941, or Nancy Murphy, 703-415-6226, both of MCI/
 (MCIC) CO: MCI Communications Corporation ST: Florida, District of Columbia IN: TLS SU:


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