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RCI TO ACQUIRE BUDGET CALL LONG DISTANCE

 ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- RCI Long Distance announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Budget Call Long Distance, Inc., a long distance service provider with operations in Pennsylvania.
 Budget Call's marketing efforts, which are targeted at residential users, are currently generating $2 million in monthly revenues.
 "The acquisition of Budget Call will complement RCI's customer base and marketing programs in the mid-Atlantic region," said Dale Gregory, corporate vice president and chief executive responsible for Rochester Tel's long distance service operations, including RCI Long Distance and Long Distance North. "With this expansion, we will enhance share owner value and service to customers through additional long distance product offerings and greater geographical coverage," said Gregory.
 The purchase is subject to certain regulatory approvals and satisfactory completion of due diligence.
 Rochester Tel (NYSE: RTC), RCI's parent, has operations that serve almost 1,000,000 customers through 50 telecommunications companies in 23 states. The company's principal lines of business include long distance, network systems, wireless and telephone operations. Rochester Tel is headquartered in Rochester, N.Y. and was incorporated in 1921.
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 /CONTACT: Dale Gregory, president, Network Systems & Services, of Rochester Tel, 716-777-8210/
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CO: Rochester Tel; Budget Call Long Distance ST: New York; Pennsylvania IN: TLS SU: TNM

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